Departing troops walking with their families down Macquarie Street, Sydney, 1914


Ancestry (Library edition) - Visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'ancestry'.

The Library's subscription to Ancestry currently includes the following Australian-related 'Military' resources via its online database.

  • Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire. Portraits and Biographies of Australians in the Great War
  • New South Wales, Australia, Cowra Military Camps Personnel Photo Index, 1905-1970
  • ANZAC Memorial, 1914-1918
  • Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Findmypast (World edition) - Visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'findmypast'.

Currently, Findmypast has the following Australian -related 'Armed Forces & Conflict' records available:

  • Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll 1914 - 1918
  • Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces Roll Of Honour
  • Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
  • All Australia Memorial
  • Australia’s Fighting Sons of the Empire (NSW – QLD)
  • Australian Contingent
  • Australian Contingents to South Africa
  • British Garrison deserters in South Australia
  • Education Department War Service
  • New South Wales Roll Of Honour
  • New Zealand Boer War servicemen
  • New Zealand Division
  • New Zealand War Medal Roll
  • New Zealand Wars: Maori Campaigns
  • New Zealand World War 1 Soldiers
  • New Zealanders and The Boer War
  • Queenslanders Who Fought in Great War
  • British Army Service Records 1760 – 1915

Selected Websites

There are a number of other useful websites for locating military records and other information about Australians who served in military conflicts and records of British soldiers in Australia in the early days of settlement. The following are a small selection:

Pre-World War 1

World War 1

World War 2

Korean War


Networked resources in the Library

In addition to our subscription databases, the Library also provides access to the CDROM resources:

Microfilmed and other published material

The following microfilmed products and published works are available on open access in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room: