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  1. The West Australian Digital Archive is a subscription site which is available to use within the State Library building. Search the West Australian newspaper which is reproduced in full colour from July 2004 until yesterday.
  2. British Newspapers 1600-1900 is a subscription site which is available to use for no charge within the State Library of Western Australia building and from home for SLWA members. It offers combined searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers and the 17th to 18th Century Burney Collection.
  3. Searchable archive of the Belfast Gazette which is an official newspaper of record publishing legal and government notices. Useful for obituaries, military appointments and awards, insolvency records etc.
  4. This site has lots of background information on the Boer War 1899-1900. It includes articles, photographs and biographical details of 15-20% of those involved in the war.
    Tags: by family_history (26 Nov 2014)
  5. This site has information about the society and lots of links as well as downloadable files of cemetery transcriptions, indexes to personal notices in local newspapers, divorces, school registers and more.
  6. Descriptions of over 52,000 records held by the Bank of England Archive. The 'Name search' allows to you see biographical information about key people and organisations associated with the Bank. There are no links to actual documents. The archive does hold files relating to staff.
  7. Australian government national database of ships wrecked in Australian waters. You can also search for aircraft, relics and more.
    Tags: by family_history (26 Nov 2014)
  8. View historic maps of Bristol. Users can also submit their own images and information.
  9. This online guide from the State Library of Western Australia outlines standards for preserving digital objects such as photographs, sound recordings etc.
  10. This is a beta site with online content drawn from archives and other sources around Wales. Users are also encouraged to add their own digital content including family trees.
  11. Transcriptions and photographs of headstones in the cemetery in Florence which closed for burials in 1877.
    Tags: by family_history (26 Nov 2014)
  12. This is the site of the Ulster Historical Foundation. There are indexes to births, marriages and deaths for Antrim and County Down which are free to search and pay-per-view to see the full details. There are more resources such as wills and directories available to members.
  13. This site has images of churches, cemeteries and gravestones as well as cemetery transcriptions. All information has been submitted by volunteers and the historic cemeteries are in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Burma.
  14. Church of Ireland Parish Registers throughout Ireland (Baptisms, Marriages, Burials & copies). What exists, dates covered, and where to find them
  15. A downloadable database of nuns in Australia 1838 to 1918.
  16. This site displays newly digitised material from the National Archives of Australia. It also allows printing of older digital material (such as WWI documents) as one document instead of having to print page by page. To do this, go to the digital copy on the National Archives website (, copy the barcode of the required document, and paste into this site under Barcode retrieval.
    Tags: by family_history (24 Nov 2014)
  17. This website lists the Extracted batches for the British Isles that previously formed part of the IGI (International Genealogical Index), the on-line database created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and available at
    To search for a particular parish or church, click on the a Country link at left (e.g. 'England'), then on a County name. This displays an index of places (mostly parishes), from which you can either go on to list the data in batch number sequence, or click through to the FamilySearch website.
  18. The project when completed will see the digitization of newspapers from all across Saskatchewan from 1878 through to the mid 1960s. The collection includes newspapers from communities across the province which were published in English, French, German, and Ukrainian.
  19. This site has background information on the Anzacs as well as the Gallipoli Graveyards index which includes details of 3219 soldiers buried at Gallipoli and 6393 who are listed on memorials.
  20. Searchable database of men and women who served in the First Australian Imperial Force 1914-1918. This site gives lots of information on each person including name, address, next of kin, awards, medals, fate etc. and links through to the embarkation lists.

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