Dec 142022
Genealogy – Handy Australian Links

Genealogy is the study of clan lines and family histories, tracing ancestors’ and relatives’ family trees

On 26 January 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip, First Fleet commander, disembarked 751 convicts and their children. Over the years over 160,000 mean and women convicts came to Australia. Thankfully today there are websites with convict names, term of years, transport ships and more to assist you if you’re tracing your family’s genealogy or looking for an event in Australian history. We hope you’ll find the following links helpful.

See also on our website
Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages Australian Military

Australian Cemetery

  1. Australian Cemetery Archivist
  2. Australian Cemeteries


  1. WWI Pictorial Honour Roll of South Australians
  2. Ryerson Index
    death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers (over 2.6 million entries)
  3. The Circle of Life
    Birth, death and marriage notices in SA
  4. Trove
    Over 20 newspaper companies with 3.6 million digitised newspaper pages from the 1800s
  5. Australasian Passenger lists
  6. Australian War Memorial
  7. Australian Involvement in Vietnam
  8. Judy Webster’s Australian genealogy advice
  9. Ulverstone History Museum with searchable genealogical information
  10. Western Australia Maritime Museum with national shipwreck database
  11. Milton and Ulladulla, New South Wales cemeteries and local history
  12. Australia Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Convicts in Australia

  1. First, second and third fleet lists of arrivals
  2. Convicts to Australia

Australian Genealogy Societies

  1. Geelong Family History Group
  2. Genealogy Society of Queensland
  3. Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG)
  4. Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS)
  5. Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS)
  6. Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC)

Archives in Australia

  1. Archives Authority of New South Wales
  2. Australian Society of Archivists
  3. Australian Archives Government website
  4. Australian Census records from 1788
  5. Victorian State Library Genealogy Centre
  6. Western Australia Public Records Office
  7. Queensland State Archive

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