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Online family history

Marie Maddocks
State Library South Australia
For beginners
State Library of South Australia
  http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au
• Provides a number of family history library
  guides
• Including a starter guide
• As well as one called ‘Getting started in
  family history – tips and tricks’
Genuki http://www.genuki.org.uk/
• Part of the site UK & Ireland Genealogy
• Gives lots of hints on beginning UK family
  history
• The hints can equally apply to researching
  in Australia
National Archives of United Kingdom
  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/qu
• Provides brief online tutorials including
• How to prepare to research
• Starting your research
Family Search Learning Center
  https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.h
• Part of a great site belonging to the
  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
  Saints hence the American spelling
• Provides lots of online tutorials including
  four beginning genealogy courses
Ancestry ancestral chart
 http://www.ancestry.com.au/trees/charts/ancch

Ancestry family group sheet
 http://www.ancestry.com.au/trees/charts/family
Births, deaths & marriages
South Australian indexes
  http://www.genealogysa.org.au/
• There are no official online indexes
• However there is one available via the
  Genealogy SA site
• The dates covered are births 1842-1928,
  marriages 1842-1937 & deaths 1842-1972
New South Wales indexes
  http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchH
• Online indexes cover early church records 1788-
  1855 and civil registration from 1856
• Access is allowed to births which occurred more
  than 100 years ago, marriages more than 50
  years ago and deaths more than 30 years ago
Queensland indexes
  http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/b
• Indexes cover births between 1829-1914,
  deaths between 1829-1964, and
  marriages between 1829 and 1937
• Colonial Tasmanian Family Links
  http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?se
• No official online indexes
• However the Colonial Tasmanian Family
  Links site contains information relating to
  birth, death and marriages
• Also links people within families
Victorian indexes
  https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-sea
• There is a charge to use the official
  Victorian indexes online
• Indexes provide church records 1836-
  1853, births 1853-1912, marriages 1853-
  1942, deaths 1853-1985
• Marine index 1853 - 1920
Western Australia
  http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/F/family_hist
• Civil registration began in September 1842
• Births available 1842-1932, deaths 1842-
  1971, marriages 1842-1936
Western Australia reverse marriage index
  http://www.wamarriage.info/
• Reverse marriage index is complete
  between the years 1841 to 1905
• Gradually those up to 1965 are being
  added
Family Search www.familysearch.org
• This site has some Australian births and
  baptism records between 1792 and 1981
• Death and burial records 1816-1980
• Marriage records 1810-1980
• The records are found under the Australia
  and New Zealand link
Cemeteries
Australian Cemeteries
  http://www.australiancemeteries.com/
• Provides information relating to various
  cemeteries around Australia
• It is being done by volunteers so is luck as
  to whether what you want is included
Internment net
  http://www.interment.net/aus/index.htm
• Again this site is being done by volunteers
  so the content is a bit patchy
Centennial Park South Australia
  http://www.centennialpark.org
• If I am trying to find out where
  someone has been buried or
  cremated in South Australia
  over the last 30 years or so I
  always try this site first
• Adelaide Cemeteries
  Authority
  http://www.aca.sa.gov.au
• Contains records from
  Enfield Memorial Park,
  Cheltenham Cemetery,
  Smithfield Memorial Park,
  and West Terrace Cemetery
• West Terrace was the very
  first cemetery in South
  Australia
Metropolitan Cemeteries
  Board Western Australia
  http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/Index.aspx
• Records from Karrakatta
  Cemetery, Freemantle
  Cemetery, Pinaroo Valley
  Memorial Park, Guildford
  Cemetery, Midland
  Cemetery, and
  Rockingham Regional
  Memorial Park
Canberra’s Pubic Cemeteries
  http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au
• Provides records from Gungahlin
  Cemetery, Hall Cemetery and Woden
  Cemetery
New South Wales cemetery inscriptions
www.familysearch.org
• On Family Search under the Australia and
  New Zealand link
• Mainly index cards of inscriptions found in
  cemeteries in New South Wales, 1800-
  1960
• Some entries however were taken from
  burial registers
Queensland cemetery records 1802 – 1990
www.familysearch.org
• This is a combination of several indexes,
  cemetery transcriptions, burial and other
  records
• Contains small numbers of records from
  other States
• At the moment the collection is only 4%
  complete
Military
National Archives of Australia
  http://www.naa.gov.au/
• Provides digitised copies of all the
  Australian WWI soldiers records
• Has an index to people who arrived in
  Western Australia between 1921-1949
• Has digitised copies of some
  naturalisation records
Australian War Memorial
  http://www.awm.gov.au/
• WWI Roll of Honour
• WWI Embarkation Roll
• WWI Nominal rolls
• WWI Red Cross records
• WW2 Prisoners of war
• Honours and awards
SA Memory
  http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm
• Prisoners of war
• Women and war
• Aboriginals and war
• Children and war
• Civilian life
• WWI diary of Arthur Oxer
Australian Light Horse Association
  http://www.lighthorse.org.au/
• Site dedicated to the Australian Light
  Horse Regiments and the Light Horsemen
• Contains historical and current information
  about famous regiments and battles
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  http://www.cwgc.org/
• Information relating to the deaths of any
  soldier who fought and died for the
  Commonwealth in either WWI and WW2
• Includes where their memorial can be
  found and brief biographical details
Defence Honours and Awards
  http://www.defence.gov.au/MEDALS
• Medals that may be issued to Australia's
  defence personnel, past and present
• Section on Australian and Imperial
  campaign awards made to Australians
  since Federation in 1901 and includes the
  Boer War 1899 -1902.
Other
Convict transportation registers database
 http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-hist

•   Gives name of convict including aliases
•   Place of trial
•   Term of years
•   Name of ship and date of depature
•   Place of arrival
Victorian government gazette online archive
  http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/
• Coverage 1836 to 1997
• Provides all sorts of information about
  people
• Names of people who applied for a license
  of any kind, or applied to register as a
  teacher or a doctor
• Information about naturalisations and
  insolvency
Western Australian post office directories
  http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/guides/wa_hist
• Coverage 1893-1949
• Really useful for finding out where people
  lived
• Addresses of businesses
• Advertisements for businesses
Public Record Office of Victoria
  http://prov.vic.gov.au/
• Indexes to passenger lists, coroner’s
  reports, divorce, and insolvency
• Lists of patients in asylums
• Index to wills and 1841-1925 probate
  records
• Access to digitised wills online
State Records of New South Wales
  http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/
• Indexes to insolvency records, convict
  records, divorce, gaol photographs,
  passenger lists, inquests, naturalisations,
  police service records and teachers rolls
  1869-1908
Picture Australia
  http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture
• Part of the National Library of Australia
  Trove site
• Allows you to see photographs and
  images in collections held by various
  libraries and institutions around Australia
Family history South Australia
  http://www.familyhistorysa.info/
• South Australian information
• Pre-civil registration births, deaths and
  marriages
• Early passenger lists, cemeteries, police
  men who served 1838-1920 and
  information about SA soldiers who died in
  WWI
• Cora Web – Websites for genealogists
  http://www.coraweb.com.au/
• Links to lots to useful Australian sites
• Really good New Zealand links
• Also has UK and Ireland links
Newspapers
National Library of Australia Trove
  http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper
• Access to newspapers from every state
• Provides scans of the original pages as
  well as transcipts
• The cut off date is 1954
• The National Library is continuing to add
  papers all the time
Ryerson Index http://www.ryersonindex.org/
• An index to death notices appearing in
  recent Australian newspapers
• Includes some funeral notices, probate
  notices and obituaries
Papers Past (New Zealand)
  http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-
  bin/paperspast
• Provides scans of historical New Zealand
  newspapers
• Covers the years 1839 to 1945
• Includes 77 newspaper titles
• Continually being added to
• Nineteenth Century British Library
  Newspapers (UK)

• The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 (UK)

• Illustrated London News 1842-2003
Overseas
Cyndis list http://www.cyndislist.com/
• An amazing site which has links to all
  sorts of family history resources all around
  the world
Free BMD (England & Wales)
  http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/
• Free access to the birth, death and
  marriage indexes for England and Wales
• Coverage 1837 - 1983
Scotland’s people
  http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
• Official Scottish Government site
• A one stop shop for Scottish family history
National Archive (England)
  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm
• Amazing number of resources which provide
  background information for family history
• It is possible to purchase Prerogative Court of
  Canterbury wills, Royal Airforce records 1918-
  1919, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps service
  records 1917-1920
Pay Sites
Ancestry.com.au
www.ancestry.com.au
• Early passenger lists for NSW, Victoria,
  Queensland and Tasmania
• Australian cemeteries index 1808-2007
• Gradually adding Australian births, deaths
  and marriage indexes
Ancestry.com (UK) www.ancestry.com.uk
• Census records for England and Wales
  1841-1911
• UK outward passenger lists 1890-1960
• UK incoming passenger lists 1878-1960
• Probate indexes for England and Wales
  1858-1966
• London Church Records
Ancestry.com (UK) www.ancestry.co.uk
• Contains some Irish Records
• Irish Emigrants in North America
• Passengers from Ireland
• Immigration of the Irish Quakers into
  Pennsylvania 1682-1750
• County specific records
Find My Past Australia
  www.findmypast.com.a
  u
• Provides access to
  some electoral rolls,
  newspapers,
  magazines, directories,
  government gazettes,
  passenger lists for
  people leaving
  Australasia, civil service
  records and church
  Records
Find My Past (UK) www.findmypast.co.uk
• Birth death and marriage indexes for
  England and Wales 1837 – 2005
• Census records for England and Wales
  1841-1911
• Passengers leaving UK 1890-1960
• English parish records 1796 to 1903
• Probate and wills indexes
• East India Company records
Find My Past Ireland www.findmypast.ie
• Births, deaths and marriages indexes
• Immigration and travel
• Military service and conflict
• Irish prison records 1790-1924
• Records specific to individual counties
The Genealogist.co.uk
  http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/
• Births, deaths and marriages indexes
  1837-2005
• Incomplete set of English census records
• Parish records including non-conformist
  records
• Good collection of directories for various
  English counties
Genes Reunited
  http://www.genesreunited.co.uk
• Site was set up to allow people to contact
  others who are researching the same family.
• It allows you to put your family tree online in
  much the same way as Ancestry and Find My
  Past do
• If there is a connection you can exchange
  emails with one another
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  • 1. Online family history Marie Maddocks State Library South Australia
  • 3. State Library of South Australia http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au • Provides a number of family history library guides • Including a starter guide • As well as one called ‘Getting started in family history – tips and tricks’
  • 4. Genuki http://www.genuki.org.uk/ • Part of the site UK & Ireland Genealogy • Gives lots of hints on beginning UK family history • The hints can equally apply to researching in Australia
  • 5. National Archives of United Kingdom http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/qu • Provides brief online tutorials including • How to prepare to research • Starting your research
  • 6. Family Search Learning Center https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.h • Part of a great site belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hence the American spelling • Provides lots of online tutorials including four beginning genealogy courses
  • 7. Ancestry ancestral chart http://www.ancestry.com.au/trees/charts/ancch Ancestry family group sheet http://www.ancestry.com.au/trees/charts/family
  • 8. Births, deaths & marriages
  • 9. South Australian indexes http://www.genealogysa.org.au/ • There are no official online indexes • However there is one available via the Genealogy SA site • The dates covered are births 1842-1928, marriages 1842-1937 & deaths 1842-1972
  • 10. New South Wales indexes http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchH • Online indexes cover early church records 1788- 1855 and civil registration from 1856 • Access is allowed to births which occurred more than 100 years ago, marriages more than 50 years ago and deaths more than 30 years ago
  • 11. Queensland indexes http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/b • Indexes cover births between 1829-1914, deaths between 1829-1964, and marriages between 1829 and 1937
  • 12. • Colonial Tasmanian Family Links http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?se • No official online indexes • However the Colonial Tasmanian Family Links site contains information relating to birth, death and marriages • Also links people within families
  • 13. Victorian indexes https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-sea • There is a charge to use the official Victorian indexes online • Indexes provide church records 1836- 1853, births 1853-1912, marriages 1853- 1942, deaths 1853-1985 • Marine index 1853 - 1920
  • 14. Western Australia http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/F/family_hist • Civil registration began in September 1842 • Births available 1842-1932, deaths 1842- 1971, marriages 1842-1936
  • 15. Western Australia reverse marriage index http://www.wamarriage.info/ • Reverse marriage index is complete between the years 1841 to 1905 • Gradually those up to 1965 are being added
  • 16. Family Search www.familysearch.org • This site has some Australian births and baptism records between 1792 and 1981 • Death and burial records 1816-1980 • Marriage records 1810-1980 • The records are found under the Australia and New Zealand link
  • 18. Australian Cemeteries http://www.australiancemeteries.com/ • Provides information relating to various cemeteries around Australia • It is being done by volunteers so is luck as to whether what you want is included
  • 19. Internment net http://www.interment.net/aus/index.htm • Again this site is being done by volunteers so the content is a bit patchy
  • 20. Centennial Park South Australia http://www.centennialpark.org • If I am trying to find out where someone has been buried or cremated in South Australia over the last 30 years or so I always try this site first
  • 21. • Adelaide Cemeteries Authority http://www.aca.sa.gov.au • Contains records from Enfield Memorial Park, Cheltenham Cemetery, Smithfield Memorial Park, and West Terrace Cemetery • West Terrace was the very first cemetery in South Australia
  • 22. Metropolitan Cemeteries Board Western Australia http://www.mcb.wa.gov.au/Index.aspx • Records from Karrakatta Cemetery, Freemantle Cemetery, Pinaroo Valley Memorial Park, Guildford Cemetery, Midland Cemetery, and Rockingham Regional Memorial Park
  • 23. Canberra’s Pubic Cemeteries http://www.canberracemeteries.com.au • Provides records from Gungahlin Cemetery, Hall Cemetery and Woden Cemetery
  • 24. New South Wales cemetery inscriptions www.familysearch.org • On Family Search under the Australia and New Zealand link • Mainly index cards of inscriptions found in cemeteries in New South Wales, 1800- 1960 • Some entries however were taken from burial registers
  • 25. Queensland cemetery records 1802 – 1990 www.familysearch.org • This is a combination of several indexes, cemetery transcriptions, burial and other records • Contains small numbers of records from other States • At the moment the collection is only 4% complete
  • 27. National Archives of Australia http://www.naa.gov.au/ • Provides digitised copies of all the Australian WWI soldiers records • Has an index to people who arrived in Western Australia between 1921-1949 • Has digitised copies of some naturalisation records
  • 28. Australian War Memorial http://www.awm.gov.au/ • WWI Roll of Honour • WWI Embarkation Roll • WWI Nominal rolls • WWI Red Cross records • WW2 Prisoners of war • Honours and awards
  • 29. SA Memory http://www.samemory.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm • Prisoners of war • Women and war • Aboriginals and war • Children and war • Civilian life • WWI diary of Arthur Oxer
  • 30. Australian Light Horse Association http://www.lighthorse.org.au/ • Site dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Regiments and the Light Horsemen • Contains historical and current information about famous regiments and battles
  • 31. Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org/ • Information relating to the deaths of any soldier who fought and died for the Commonwealth in either WWI and WW2 • Includes where their memorial can be found and brief biographical details
  • 32. Defence Honours and Awards http://www.defence.gov.au/MEDALS • Medals that may be issued to Australia's defence personnel, past and present • Section on Australian and Imperial campaign awards made to Australians since Federation in 1901 and includes the Boer War 1899 -1902.
  • 33. Other
  • 34. Convict transportation registers database http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-hist • Gives name of convict including aliases • Place of trial • Term of years • Name of ship and date of depature • Place of arrival
  • 35. Victorian government gazette online archive http://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/ • Coverage 1836 to 1997 • Provides all sorts of information about people • Names of people who applied for a license of any kind, or applied to register as a teacher or a doctor • Information about naturalisations and insolvency
  • 36. Western Australian post office directories http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/guides/wa_hist • Coverage 1893-1949 • Really useful for finding out where people lived • Addresses of businesses • Advertisements for businesses
  • 37. Public Record Office of Victoria http://prov.vic.gov.au/ • Indexes to passenger lists, coroner’s reports, divorce, and insolvency • Lists of patients in asylums • Index to wills and 1841-1925 probate records • Access to digitised wills online
  • 38. State Records of New South Wales http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/ • Indexes to insolvency records, convict records, divorce, gaol photographs, passenger lists, inquests, naturalisations, police service records and teachers rolls 1869-1908
  • 39. Picture Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture • Part of the National Library of Australia Trove site • Allows you to see photographs and images in collections held by various libraries and institutions around Australia
  • 40. Family history South Australia http://www.familyhistorysa.info/ • South Australian information • Pre-civil registration births, deaths and marriages • Early passenger lists, cemeteries, police men who served 1838-1920 and information about SA soldiers who died in WWI
  • 41. • Cora Web – Websites for genealogists http://www.coraweb.com.au/ • Links to lots to useful Australian sites • Really good New Zealand links • Also has UK and Ireland links
  • 43. National Library of Australia Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper • Access to newspapers from every state • Provides scans of the original pages as well as transcipts • The cut off date is 1954 • The National Library is continuing to add papers all the time
  • 44. Ryerson Index http://www.ryersonindex.org/ • An index to death notices appearing in recent Australian newspapers • Includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries
  • 45. Papers Past (New Zealand) http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi- bin/paperspast • Provides scans of historical New Zealand newspapers • Covers the years 1839 to 1945 • Includes 77 newspaper titles • Continually being added to
  • 46. • Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers (UK) • The Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 (UK) • Illustrated London News 1842-2003
  • 48. Cyndis list http://www.cyndislist.com/ • An amazing site which has links to all sorts of family history resources all around the world
  • 49. Free BMD (England & Wales) http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ • Free access to the birth, death and marriage indexes for England and Wales • Coverage 1837 - 1983
  • 50. Scotland’s people http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ • Official Scottish Government site • A one stop shop for Scottish family history
  • 51. National Archive (England) http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/default.htm • Amazing number of resources which provide background information for family history • It is possible to purchase Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills, Royal Airforce records 1918- 1919, Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps service records 1917-1920
  • 53. Ancestry.com.au www.ancestry.com.au • Early passenger lists for NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania • Australian cemeteries index 1808-2007 • Gradually adding Australian births, deaths and marriage indexes
  • 54. Ancestry.com (UK) www.ancestry.com.uk • Census records for England and Wales 1841-1911 • UK outward passenger lists 1890-1960 • UK incoming passenger lists 1878-1960 • Probate indexes for England and Wales 1858-1966 • London Church Records
  • 55. Ancestry.com (UK) www.ancestry.co.uk • Contains some Irish Records • Irish Emigrants in North America • Passengers from Ireland • Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania 1682-1750 • County specific records
  • 56. Find My Past Australia www.findmypast.com.a u • Provides access to some electoral rolls, newspapers, magazines, directories, government gazettes, passenger lists for people leaving Australasia, civil service records and church Records
  • 57. Find My Past (UK) www.findmypast.co.uk • Birth death and marriage indexes for England and Wales 1837 – 2005 • Census records for England and Wales 1841-1911 • Passengers leaving UK 1890-1960 • English parish records 1796 to 1903 • Probate and wills indexes • East India Company records
  • 58. Find My Past Ireland www.findmypast.ie • Births, deaths and marriages indexes • Immigration and travel • Military service and conflict • Irish prison records 1790-1924 • Records specific to individual counties
  • 59. The Genealogist.co.uk http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/ • Births, deaths and marriages indexes 1837-2005 • Incomplete set of English census records • Parish records including non-conformist records • Good collection of directories for various English counties
  • 60. Genes Reunited http://www.genesreunited.co.uk • Site was set up to allow people to contact others who are researching the same family. • It allows you to put your family tree online in much the same way as Ancestry and Find My Past do • If there is a connection you can exchange emails with one another
  • 61. Presentation Outline Sub Heading: • Highlight the text and type in the required lines • Hit Return at the end of a bullet point or continue typing to flow onto 2 lines etc. • Highlight and delete any lines unwanted • Duplicate to create a new slide or add a new slide and paste this text each time • If images or screen shots are to be used, this text can be removed and captions should be smaller