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1. FreeAlphabetic list of convict ships

Convict Connections: A list of convict ships sent to the Australian colonies, including arrival date, the port they departed from and their destination.

2. FreeFind and Connect

: 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.

3. OnsiteFindmypast

Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the collections covering the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and Ireland (not the United States and Canada collections). Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. (If the United States and Canada collection is selected, users are only able to access the small amount of free information available, not the complete collection.) 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

4. FreeFremantle Prison Convict Database

: 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.

5. FreeIndex to passengers arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and outports, 1898-1978 (Western Australia)

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.

6. FreeMaritime Archaeology Databases

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.

7. Onsite(CDROM)Marriage index of Western Australia 1915 to 1933

Western Australian Genealogical Society: Index of marriage records from the Registrar General's Office of Western Australia.

8. FreeNewspaper Indexes at the National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia: This Guide contains a select listing of print and microfilm indexes that can assist you with access to the Library's large collection of Australian and overseas newspapers.

9. Onsite(CDROM)Passenger Arrivals in Western Australia, 1898-1925

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.

10. FreeRegistry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Western Australia)

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.

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Our subject guides

"Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library.

"Cemetery records"

A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Contains print sources only; microfiche guides are listed in the online guide called Family History Sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room.

"Ship and passenger records"

A guide to ship and passenger records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes records held in print, microform and online formats.