Australia - National

Australia - National

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Findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website with over 50 million records, and is continually growing. Covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, the vast records cover everything from family history records to social, government and general history. This great variety of records satisfies the family history buff as well as the social and local historian alike. This great variety of records is set to double in 2012. 

The Australasian collection includes:

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Ryerson Index

This presentation showcases the Ryerson Index: a fantastic resource for family historians of death notices, mainly contemporary, published in Australian newspapers.


Friendly Societies and family history

Friendly societies were mutual aid organisations designed to help people protect themselves against hardship. Subsidised health care was only one of the services offered by Friendly Societies to our ancestors and the Friendly Societies played an integral part in many of our ancestors’ daily educational and social world.


Ancestry.com: What does it offer?

An overview of the historic records available on Ancestry for Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland with a brief peek at what is starting to come online for German research.


TheGenealogist.co.uk: What's the difference?

Apart from the English and Welsh census and BDM records, TheGenealogist.co.uk has many unique records to offer - official non-conformist registers, PCC Wills and images, electoral rolls and more. As well, it has some innovative search options which can help break down your brickwalls.


Online newspapers: Finding out what happened in the "dash"

Many sources can give us at least the basics of birth and death - newspapers can give much to add to the gap between, the real life of the person. Now that digital versions are available finding that information is so much easier - Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland and more.


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