Australia Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Civil Reg.   3: Immigration and Convicts   4: Cemeteries, Obituaries   5: Military Records   6: Probate Records   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help       





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Goal 1: Learn about Australia research and records.


Choices

A. Get familiar with Australian research.

  1. Learn about Australian research in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Research
  2. Use the Australian record selection table for research opportunities.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Record Finder
  3. Explore the Forebears.io site for research records.
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  5. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.

B. Explore sources for research in Australia.




Goal 2: Learn about Australian civil registration and vital records.


Choices

A. Learn about Australian civil registration (births, marriages, and deaths) and census.

  1. Learn about civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Civil Registration
  2. Explore Australian census records on the CensusLinks site.

B. Explore Australian vital records.

  1. Learn about birth, death, and marriage records in this Findmypast article.
    FMP—Australia and New Zealand Life Events
  2. Learn about births, deaths, and marriages in Australia.
    FS—New South Wales BDM Index—26:00
  3. Explore birth, death, and marriage records in the Australasia BDM Exchange site.
  4. Explore births, deaths, and marriage records in the Australian Family Tree Connections site, using the search links.



Goal 3: Learn about Australian immigration and convict records.


Choices

A. Learn about Australian immigration.

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  1. Learn about emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Emigration and Immigration
  2. Explore shipping lists for Australian immigrants.
  3. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose Australia as the departure or arrival location.
  4. Learn how to find your English ancestors in Australia.
    BYU—Finding Your English Ancestors in Australia—61:21
  5. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Australia.

B. Learn about Australian naturalization and citizenship.

  1. Learn about Australian naturalization and citizenship in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Naturalization and Citizenship
  2. Explore the CoraWeb site for Australian naturalization resources.

C. Learn about Australian convict records.

  1. Learn about convict records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Naturalization and Citizenship
  2. Explore the Australian English Genealogy site for background on convict research in Australia.
  3. Explore the Convicts Research page in the Janet Reakes Genealogy site.
  4. Explore the CoraWeb site for Australian convict resources.



Goal 4: Learn about Australian cemetery and obituary records.


Choices

A. Learn about Australian cemetery records.

  1. Learn about cemetery records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Cemetery Records
  2. Learn about church records in New South Wales, from 1788-1866.
    FS—New South Wales Church Records—26:00

B. Explore resources for Australian cemetery records.

  1. Explore the Australian Cemeteries website to search cemetery records across Australia.
  2. Explore the Interment.net website to search Australian cemetery records.
  3. Explore the CoraWeb site for cemetery resources.
  4. Search the Australia Cemeteries Index for cemetery records of rural Australians.
  5. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  6. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.

C. Explore resources for Australian obituaries.

  1. Learn about obituary records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Obituary Records
  2. Explore the Obits.com website for Australian obituaries.



Goal 5: Learn about Australian military records.


Choices

A. Learn about Australian military records.

  1. Learn about military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Military Records
  2. Explore the Australia War Memorial website to get started with Australian military research.
  3. Explore the Australian War Graves photographic archive site for headstone photos of war veterans.
  4. Access several Australian military sources in this About.com article.
    AB—Australia Military Records



Goal 6: Learn about Australia probate records.


Choices:

A. Learn about probate records.

  1. Learn about probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Probate Records
  2. Explore research in wills and estates.
    AB—Research in Wills and Probate Records
  3. Explore the CoraWeb site for probate resources.
  4. Explore the WotsMyGenes site for probate resources.




Goal 7: Learn about Australian maps and gazetteers.


Choices

A. Learn about Australian maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Australia maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Maps
  2. Learn about Australia gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Gazetteers

B. Explore Australian map resources.

  1. Explore the CoraWeb site for map resources for Australia.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Australia.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Australia maps.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Australia maps.



Goal 8: Learn about Australian newspaper records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Australian newspapers online.

  1. Learn about using online newspaper articles in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Newspapers
  2. Explore the Trove Australian Newspapers online project for clues on finding your Australian ancestors.
  3. Use the Ryerson Index to learn about death notices in Australian newspapers.

B. Learn about Australian newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Australian newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  2. Search Australian newspapers in the newspapers.com site.
  3. Explore links to Australian newspaper resources in the CoraWeb site.
  4. Explore links to Australian newspaper sites in the Pacific section of the FamilySearch Digital Historical Newspapers page.
  5. Search Australian newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.



Goal 9: Explore Australian genealogy websites.


Choices:

A. Use the Australian genealogy links in the FamilySearch Wiki page.

B. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Australian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  4. Explore links in Heritage Genealogy for New South Wales.
  5. Explore links in FamilyTreeOz.com.



Goal 10: Search records from Australia.


Choices

A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Australia.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Australian online record collections
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Australian records.

  1. Explore the Australia page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.



Goal 11: Get help for your Australian research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Access the Australian Genealogy Group on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Asia, Africa, Pacific Genealogy Research Community on Facebook.
  3. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Australia.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Australian research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Australian research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Australian research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Australia research.

C. Learn about Australia genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about Australia genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Australia Societies
  2. Explore Australia genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.


QUIKLinks

FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
Births and Baptisms: 1792-1891
Marriages: 1538-1973
Deaths and Burials: 1816-1980
Victoria, Index to Probate Registers: 1841-1989
New South Wales Census:   1891
New South Wales Cemetery, Mil., Church :   1816-1982
Queensland, Cemetery Records:
1802-1990
Sydney Cemetery Inscriptions: 1800-1960
Tasmania Misc. Records: 1829-2001


Ancestry    All Australia
Australia Electoral Rolls:   1903-1980
New South Wales Passenger Lists:   1826-1922
Victoria Passenger Lists:   1903-1980
Victoria Probare Registers:   1841-1989
W. Australia Passenger Lists:   1897-1963


Findmypast    All Australia
Birth, Marriage, and Death:   Search
Births and Baptisms:   Search
Census and Land:   Search
Immigration and Travel:   Search  


MyHeritage    All Australia
Marriages:   1810-1980
Queensland Electoral Rolls:   1949   1934   1922   1913   1903





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