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Convict Connections: A list of convict ships sent to the Australian colonies, including arrival date, the port they departed from and their destination.
University of Western Australia: The South-West of Western Australia covers the general area south of Geraldton and west of Esperance and Nungarin. This website provides the history and meanings of indigenous placenames in the area
: The Find and Connect website brings together records relating to institutional care in Australia. It contains information about and images of childrens homes, as well as information about where records relating to care can be found such as government departments or past providers of care. It does not contain personal information or private records. This website contains information that is relevant to anyone who experienced out of home care in Australia, not only the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants but also members of the Stolen Generations, foster children, wards of state and adopted children.
Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the World Edition, which includes the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United States and Canada collections. Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. Popular records contained in the collections include birth, marriage and death records; census records; British newspapers; parish baptisms, marriages and burials; military records, and passenger lists of ships leaving the UK. A key collection is that of the British in India, produced in partnership with the British Library, and including the records of the British India Office and the East India company. Also provides access to the 1939 Register.
: A database allowing users to search for convicts to Western Australia either by name of ship or convict name. Information includes date of birth, marital status, occupation, court of sentencing, length of sentence, ticket of leave date, conditional pardon date.
National Archives of Australia: An online database that includes the names from passenger lists in the National Archives series K269, Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and outports, chronological series, 1898-1978. The index is useful to those undertaking family history research because many ships bound for the eastern Australian states passed through Fremantle. The Fremantle passenger lists include all those passengers who disembarked in Fremantle and they often also include all other passengers who travelled further on the same ship and disembarked in other Australian or overseas ports. NOTE: Although the original index at the National Archives coveres 1898-1978, coverage as of March 2014 is 1921-1949 only; the National Archives website will provide further information if the coverage is updated.
Western Australian Maritime Museum: Allows searching of the museum collections for shipwreck information, shipwreck artefacts, numismatic (coin) materials, as well as the ANCODS (Agreement between Australia and the Netherlands Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks) collection.
Western Australian Genealogical Society: Index of marriage records from the Registrar General's Office of Western Australia.
Western Australian Genealogical Society: Index of inward passenger arrivals at the Port of Fremantle, taken from from original passenger manifests held at the National Archives office in Perth. Includes entries for; Stowaways; Ships Crew (whilst generally noted as such they may appear without a notation as being crew); Crew of other ships travelling to and from their own vessel; AIF members relocating or returning home; Through Passengers, ie. they did not land at Fremantle, and were bound for other Ports; Overseas, Interstate and WA Coastal Passengers.
West Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages: Online index to Western Australian birth, death and marriage records provided by the WA Department of the Attorney General. The birth index covers the period 1841-1932, the marriage index covers the period 1841-1936 and the death index covers the period 1841-1971.
A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.
The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,
A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.
A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.
A guide to immigration records and shipping-related resources held at the National Library of Australia. These cay help to identify when and how an ancestor first arrived in this country. Excludes convict and military arrivals.