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  1. For Ireland researchers. A collection of digitized maps of Dublin and Ireland, viewable in Google map format, a revised and improved townland database, scans and extracts from a number of directories, a database of Catholic parishes as they were during the mid 1830s, Catholic and civil parish links for over 1,000 parishes, and map coordinates to over to 2,000 churches and chapels. All free to access....
  2. Name variations in Ireland.
  3. Judy Webster's excellent gateway for Queensland records.
  4. This site has transcriptions of records for apprentices and freemen in the City of London from 1400 to 1900. The Records of London's Livery Companies Online project is a partnership between the Centre for Metropolitan History, The Bowyers' Company, The Clothworkers' Company, The Drapers' Company, The Founders’ Company, The Girdlers' Company, The Goldsmiths' Company, The Mercers' Company, The Musicians' Company, The Salters' Company, The Stationers' Company and The Tallow Chandlers' Company. See also guilds.
  5. British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) is a searchable and freely accessible online database, comprising the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, and London Joiners’ Company apprenticeship bindings and freedom admissions, 1640-1720. A collaboration between the Furniture History Society (FHS) and the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), the first phase of this project has developed the database thanks to generous funding from the Furniture History Society and its membership. An ongoing project.
  6. This database is a digitised version of the main suffrage petition submitted to Parliament in 1893. The 'more' link goes to a page where extra information can be added. Members of the public are encouraged to submit further information via community contributions or contacting NZ History Online. Each sheet number reference links to a digital copy of the original sheet
  7. Access to maps from the NLA collections. Many digitised.
  8. Historical and family history sources for Canberra. Now archived in the Pandora section of TROVE.
  9. Link to historic death index 1930-1942. Note that this index is extended by one year every year.!tabs-5
  10. ACT historic marriage index 1930-1987. Note that these indexes are extended by one year every year. Homesite is ACT Government Information Portal.
  11. An alphabetical list of householders under place name.. Originally provided online by J. Williams. Now found on Internet Archive.
  12. Information on some ships and passengers to NSW. Also information about early Hunter Valley and Newcastle settlers mainly prior to 1870.
  13. Index to official assisted passenger lists.
  14. Official 'assisted passage' passenger lists 1845 - 1886
    Record emigrants selected by the Colonization Commissioners, London, whose passages were paid for out of the Emigration Fund. The lists typically give passengers' names, and most give ages, occupation and marital status, while some give county of origin. Not all lists have survived.
    The lists are grouped into years and then arranged numerically within each year. An alphabetical name index to these records is available - see: Index to Official Passenger Lists.
  15. Provides a great deal of information about land transfers – including images of titles. Follow the link then Scroll down the page to Historical searching and select the video tutorials. They are very helpful.
  16. Online book. Alphabetical breakdown of places with information about the topography, towns, schools, etc.
  17. One of Scotland’s oldest historical societies, dedicated to publishing calendars, indexes and texts of historical records. Many links (see under publications).
    Tags: by family_history (29 Aug 2017)
  18. The Company of Watermen and Lightermen. This Guild is over 500 years old. The website gives a short history of the Guild. The information recorded by the Company is the apprentice’s name, date bound (as an apprentice to the Company), place, master’s name and the date if/when he gained his Freedom of the Company.
  19. A large number of links to websites - many of them free. It is worth checking for family members who may have travelled to the USA - the records may be very informative.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Aug 2017)
  20. The German Emigrants Database is a research project concerned with European emigration to the United States of America. The database comprises information on emigrants who left Europe for the United States of America between 1820 and 1897, 1904 and 1907 primarily from German ports.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Aug 2017)
  21. Foundation of Eastern European Family History Studies.
    Maps, information about changing boundaries, religions, immigration/emigration, etc. Some transcriptions. Encompasses Austro-Hungarian Empire, Polish, Russian, German, Russo-German, Baltic, Hungarian and Jewish Research and more.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Aug 2017)
  22. Some interesting background and maps about Irish towns in the 18th Century from the Royal Irish Academy
    Tags: , by family_history (25 Jul 2017)
  23. Official Website of the Almanach de Saxe Gotha. Information about and lineages of royal families of Europe and all over the world. Includes South America, South Seas and Asia.
  24. Over 30,000 pages of previously unseen diaries from the Second World War – hidden histories of a million wartime women – are available online from the Royal Voluntary Service Archive & Heritage Collection. Handwritten - search by town or county.
    These million ordinary women who volunteered for the charity, previously known as the Women’s Voluntary Services (WVS), played a vital role on the Home Front.
  25. Lists of Latin words that are useful for deciphering records. From Familysearch website.
  26. Brings together information about child and youth care facilities in Australia from the 1810s. Includes orphanages, benevolent institutions, asylums, etc. You can use Find and Connect to:

    • Read about orphanages, Homes and other residences
    • Track down records - where they are, who to contact
    • View images of places in the Gallery
  27. First-hand stories, digital archive and database of airmen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
    Tags: by family_history (06 Jul 2017)
  28. This website provides links to U.S. state archives and their digitised records.
  29. Website dedicated to sharing graves (and headstone information) from graves of Irish people abroad.
  30. A searchable table of entries in the WA Biographical Index. Provided by the Western Australian Genealogical Society. The original index is held at the State Library of WA. Be aware that information is from various sources and may not be fully accurate.
  31. Includes some family history information and contacts.
    Tags: by family_history (15 Jun 2017)
  32. Aboriginal family history.
  33. This site from the Returned Services League has biographical details and photographs of Australian soldiers from a variety of conflicts. The site is still being added to.
  34. Northern Territory maps - online.
    Tags: by family_history (15 Jun 2017)
  35. Australian gateway to family history resources on the web by Cora Num.
  36. Researching Northern Territory history.
  37. Researching Northern Territory history and family history.
  38. Historical and contemporary photographs from the Northern Territory.
  39. Check out family history collections, guides and digitised resources.
  40. Digitised rate books, gravestone inscriptions and more.
    Tags: by family_history (31 May 2017)
  41. Gives brief history of suburb or town, latitude and longitude and location on map of places in Queensland.
  42. Miscellaneous indexes and links pertaining to Sydney and NSW.
    Tags: by family_history (13 Apr 2017)
  43. Listing of burials.
  44. Some free views.
    Tags: by family_history (05 Apr 2017)
  45. John Grenham, the Irish professional genealogist and author, has links to a large number of useful Irish family history websites. There are links to each county in Ireland leading you to sites with information on censuses, church registers, cemeteries, Griffith's Valuation, directories and more. There are also passenger lists and links to family history pages by surname.
  46. HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources. Some early journals including: The Asiatic journal and monthly miscellany (various titles from 1700s to early 1840s). Worth exploring.
  47. This database includes interments from the following cemeteries: Addington, Akaroa Anglican, Akaroa Catholic, Akaroa Dissenters, Avonhead, Barbadoes Street, Belfast, Bromley, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, Kaituna, Le Bons Bay, Linwood, Little River, Lyttelton Anglican, Lyttelton Catholic, Lyttelton Public, Lyttelton RSA, Memorial Park, Pigeon Bay, Port Levy (St Pauls Anglican), Ruru Lawn, Rutherford, Sydenham, Waimairi, Wainui, Yaldhurst.
    Records from the Banks Peninsula area are now included, but some older entries are very brief.
    Note: There are only a small number of Barbadoes Street Cemetery records in the database.
    This information is compiled by the Cemeteries Administrator of the Christchurch City Council. The database is updated monthly with new records.
    Tags: by family_history (16 Feb 2017)
  48. The Chinese Naturalisation Database is based on the naturalisation records and the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence held by the State Records Office of New South Wales.
    Tags: by family_history (16 Feb 2017)
  49. Auckland Council holds online burial databases for the following regions: Hillsborough Cemetery, Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Symonds Street Cemetery and Waikaraka Park Cemetery.
    Tags: by family_history (16 Feb 2017)
  50. Website dedicated to researching Australian and New Zealand American Civil War veterans. Some descendants have been identified.
  51. Resources and advice on researching Australian army history and personnel.
    Tags: by family_history (16 Feb 2017)
  52. Commemorates men and women associated with the ACT who served in conflicts, peacekeeping missions and related service throughout the world, some of whom paid the supreme sacrifice. Service details and some further information where available.
  53. The project identifies Nyungar placenames and meanings prior to colonial settlement and makes available a number of resources for public educational use. The South-West, known as Nyungar Boodjar to Nyungar people, is described by the west coast on its western side and an approximate line running from Esperance through Nungarin to Geraldton on its eastern side. The area is divided into 14 separate but interconnected language regions that are used as grouping categories for the Nyungar language names identified in this project. The areas are: Wudjari, Koreng, Pibelmen, Wardandi, Njunga, Ngakinjaki, Balardong, Juat, Amangu, Minang, Kaneang, Wilman, Pinjarup and Kaneang.
  54. Irish Newspaper Archives 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 has more than 6 million pages in over 500,000 issues of newspapers from all over Ireland with the earliest dating from 1763.
  55. The Illustrated London News 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. Search over 150 years (1842-2003) of British and world events in this weekly illustrated newspaper.
  56. Nineteenth Century US Newspapers 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 includes hundreds of urban and rural newspapers from throughout the United States.
  57. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers 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 is a collection of newspapers, pamphlets and parliamentary papers originally collected by the Reverend Charles Burney. The material was published in England, Ireland and Scotland with some from British colonies in Asia and the Americas.
  58. The British Newspaper Archive is a subscription site which is available to use for no charge within the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) building. It consists of millions of pages of digitised historical newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales held at the British Library. You can register so that you can save searches, create lists and correct text in a similar way to Australia's Trove website. Select parts 1 -5 from the "content set" on the search page to search across all databases.
  59. 19th Century British Library Newspapers is the old name for British Library Newspapers Parts I-V. This is a subscription site which is available to use for no charge within the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) building and from home for SLWA members. It includes newspaper titles 1800-1900 from all over the UK. Select parts 1 -5 from the "content set" on the search page to search across all databases.
  60. Gale News Vault is a subscription site which is available to use for no charge within the State Library of Western Australia building or from home for SLWA members. It offers combined searching of 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Newspapers, Times Digital Archive and the Illustrated London News.
  61. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 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 includes over 58,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.
  62. is a subscription site with worldwide content. The library edition is available to use for no charge within the building of the State Library of Western Australia and at most public libraries in Western Australia. Top content includes Australian electoral rolls, Australian passenger lists, convict material, UK census 1841-1901, UK birth, marriage and death indexes 1837-2005, UK National Probate Calendar 1861-1941, British phone books 1880-1984, London parish records, New Zealand electoral rolls 1853-1981, United States census, Canadian census and much more. The commercial (non library) version at includes publicly submitted material such as family trees and photographs.
  63. Australian Public Affairs Full Text 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 is not a family history resource but it does include journals published by various Australian genealogical and historical societies such as Early Days (Royal Western Australian Historical Society) and Descent (Society of Australian Genealogists).
  64. Findmypast is a subscription site which is available to use for no charge within the State Library of Western Australia building. It contains material relating to the United Kingdom and Ireland and all Australian states and New Zealand with a small amount of content for the Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. The Australian states with the largest amount of material are Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Content includes passenger lists, almanacs, Blue Books, electoral rolls, government gazettes, police gazettes and post office directories. The Ireland section includes will indexes, directories, cemetery transcriptions, land records and more. The largest collection is Irish prison records which includes information on over 3.5 million people. Most coverage for the United Kingdom is for England and Wales, including 1841-1911 census records. Census transcriptions for Scotland for 1841 through to 1901 are also available. Top content includes births, marriages and deaths including overseas BMDs, armed forces BMDs and BMDs at sea; UK outgoing passenger lists 1890-1960 and British Army service records (also known as Chelsea Pensioner records) 1760-1913.
  65. The Times Digital Archive 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. The Times is a leading newspaper publication from the UK with coverage of overseas material as well as happenings in the UK.
  66. 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.
  67. The website of a group dedicated to identifying and marking outback graves. Includes information about deceased if available.
  68. Baptisms and burials for the Catholic parish of St Hubert, Great Harwood, Lancashire have been transcribed and published from 1857.
    Tags: by family_history (12 Sep 2016)
  69. A portal leading to digital images of Western Australia held in WA libraries and museums.
  70. Search the index for births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales from 1837 onwards. Not yet complete but coverage is very good up to the late 1950s with some entries through to the 1970s.
  71. Searchable database of digital content from New Zealand. Includes newspapers, magazines and journals, letters and diaries and Parliamentary Papers from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  72. Digital archive of English language newspapers from Singapore and Malaya 1831-2009.
  73. Richard Heaton has produced this handy index to British and Irish digitised newspapers.
  74. Links to family history websites for Monmouthshire.
    Tags: by family_history (29 Jun 2016)
  75. The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available in the State Library as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) microfilm collection. You can find details for over 123,000 of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    Tags: by family_history (14 Jun 2016)
  76. Website with details of the McLean family in South Australia. The family arrived as free settlers on the Navarino in 1837 in Holdfast Bay (Glenelg) and there are now many descendants all over Australia.
  77. The Chinese Maritime Customs Service (until 1912: the Imperial Maritime Customs Service)

    The Chinese Maritime Customs Service was an international, although predominantly British-staffed bureaucracy (at senior levels) under the control of successive Chinese central governments from its founding in 1854, until 1950 when the last foreign Inspector-General resigned.
    The project has prepared a database of the career details for all staff listed in the annually-published Service List. (See also the details of 125 careers which published by the Customs in the late 1930s).
    Americans (United States), Austrians, British, Chinese, Danes, French, Germans, Italians, Japanese, Norwegians, Other Asians, Other Europeans and North and South Americans, Portuguese, Swedes, Russians, Unidentified nationality
  78. Fully updated guide to researching Western Australian convicts. PDF format. Available on the Friends of Battye website.
  79. Explore some of the State Library of Western Australia's digitised historical content on Pinterest.
  80. Explore some of the State Library of Western Australia's collections and exhibitions through Flickr.
  81. Lots of information on Canada's military from Library and Archives Canada.
    Tags: by family_history (11 May 2016)
  82. Facebook page for information and knowledge sharing about Salford Catholic Diocese, Manchester. Part of Lancashire until 1974. »
  83. Lots of transcriptions of Norfolk parish registers are available. The site is no longer maintained but still includes lots of useful information.
    Tags: by family_history (03 May 2016)
  84. Births, marriages and deaths for New Brunswick, Canada.
    Tags: by family_history (03 May 2016)
  85. This website looks at the history of the cotton industry in the north of England.
  86. Free current small business directory for United Kingdom.
  87. An extensive family tree for the Brady family. Also includes a spreadsheet of data from the 1859 York census.
  88. A database of British nationals associated with South America compiled from various sources. It includes details of the Australians who established a colony in Paraguay in 1893.
    Tags: by family_history (07 Apr 2016)
  89. Website of the QARANC Association (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps). Includes a very useful section on researching British Army nurses.
  90. The WA Genealogical Society (WAGS) blog with lots of interesting posts relating to family history.
    Tags: by family_history (07 Apr 2016)
  91. A fascinating collection of large scale 19th century maps for almost 150 cities, towns and villages in the Republic of Ireland. Digitised as a partnership between Ordnance Survey Ireland and University College Dublin.
    Tags: by family_history (06 Apr 2016)
  92. Blog from subscription database Findmypast with information about records on their site plus lots of hints on getting started and breaking down brick walls.
    Tags: by family_history (06 Apr 2016)
  93. Family history research by Robert Atkins. Family names include Atkins, Greene, de Castilla, Couper, Broun and Sewell.
  94. The Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI) is an index of digitized Canadian heritage collections located at Canadian universities and provincial and territorial libraries.
  95. The Internet Archive has a vast range of freely available digitised material, much of which is useful to family historians including historical books, newspapers, magazines etc. It also includes many published parish registers.
  96. Thousands of digitised historical and genealogical publications are available through this site.You are able to search across the whole archive.
  97. The Historic Counties Trust is a Registered Charity which aims to promote public awareness of the history, geography, natural history, architecture and traditions of the historic counties of the UK.The Historic Counties Standard provides a definitive statement of the names, areas and borders of the historic counties of the UK. By providing a definition for the terminology and the names, areas and borders of the historic counties. Maps
  98. A collection of free digitised Irish history books. Includes lots of parliamentary papers and local histories.
  99. This site has information about the Society and lots of links to websites with Jewish material available worldwide.
  100. Database of convicts who were transported on the First Fleet from the University of Wollongong.

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