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  1. This site aims to commemorate the Commonwealth service men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars but whose details were never recorded. It also identifies many civilian casualties.
  2. Search the UK Hansard reports of debates in Parliament 1803-2005.
  3. Website of the Walpole Nornalup and Districts Historical Society. Includes lots of oral histories and photographs of this area in the south west of Western Australia.
  4. Searchable database of burial, cremation and memorial records for Enfield Memorial Park, Cheltenham Cemetery, Smithfield Memorial Park and West Terrace Cemetery in Adelaide. Maps show the location of graves.
  5. This site records monuments and memorials around Australia. Many war memorials are included and have photographs. There is also an app which can be downloaded to help in the location of memorials.
  6. Over 3,000 photographs of pubs from the National Brewery Heritage Trust Collection. The images depict pubs run by the London-based Charrington Brewery.,54.174569,3.486766/paging/1
  7. This database is on the Auckland Museum website. It includes the names and brief details of New Zealand soldiers who died in both World Wars and during the Boer War.
  8. Use RecordSearch to find the digitised service records of Australian men and women who served in World War One plus passenger lists, naturalisation records and more.
  9. Various online directories. Most free, some on pay sites. Countries covered include Canada, Ireland, Thailand, UK and USA. This site is a work in progress.
  10. An index to admissions and discharges 1857-1900 for the Sydney Benevolent Asylum. Original records are held at the Mitchell Library.
  11. An invaluable index to the Colonial Secretary's Papers for New South Wales held at State Records New South Wales. References are given for the NSW Archives microfilm reel numbers. Most of these microfilm reels are also available at the State Library of Western Australia and other major libraries.
  12. Blog of Australian genealogist and author, Shauna Hicks.
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  13. This site has over 38,000 photographs of soldiers, sailors and nurses who served in World War One. Biographical details are also included.
  14. Search the digitised collection of photographs of Fremantle and East Fremantle. Includes both historical and present day images.
  15. Various records from Western Australian goldfields. Includes directories, some burials, photographs and maps. This site was formerly called 'And All So Far From Home'. Goldfields marriages transcribed from church registers.
  16. Picture search of Wanneroo collections.
  17. Carnamah is a town and farming community 300 kilometres north of Perth in the Mid West region of Western Australia. The Carnamah Historical Society was founded in 1983 to collect, record, preserve and promote local history.
  18. Founded in 1954 to bring together all those interested in the history of transport, with particular reference to railways and waterways in Britain, its main objects are to promote historical research and to raise the standard of published history. Publications, interest groups and lots of links.
  19. Comprehensive website about workhouses covering poor laws, locations of workhouses, plans, photographs and much more.
  20. This site provides a detailed list of where to locate Aboriginal records for Western Australia.
  21. Search for people who are buried at Fremantle, Karrakatta,Pinnaroo,Midland and Guildford cemeteries from 1899 onwards.
  22. Searchable database of RAAF casualties from WW2 and other conflicts such as the Vietnam war. Photographs are included for some casualties.
  23. This site offers an easy way of finding English parish registers which are available online.
  24. Search for other people's unwanted birth, marriage or death certificates or list your own.
  25. Brief information on thousands of Australian shipwrecks.
  26. Find out which places around the world are being studied as part of a one place study.
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  27. McMaster University website has World War I trench maps and aerial photographs of France and Belgium available online.
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  28. Search historical indexes for births 1853-1914, marriages 1853-1942 and deaths 1853-1988 as well as church baptisms, marriages and burials 1836-1853. Now free to search index - please note that the the Digger CDROMs at the State Library have births to 1920.
  29. How to access the historical Lloyd's Register of Ships.
  30. The website of the National Railway Museum in York, England has a step-by-step guide to researching your railway ancestors. Under Railway Stories is information on the 20,000 railway workers who died in World War One.
  31. Useful site for those with Methodist ancestors in the UK. Includes lists of Methodist ministers, some biographies, photographs of chapels, a message board and more.
  32. Archway contains descriptions of over 1.5 million records that have been transferred from government agencies to Archive offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington.
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  33. Lots of background information on emigration from the following countries:- England, France, Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden. Covers topics such as reasons for emigration, methods of travel, passenger lists, research possibilities etc.
  34. Database of archaic medical terms, diseases and causes of death.
  35. This site has definitions of archaic medical terms which you may find on death certificates.
  36. Explanation of medical terms used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  37. A useful timeline showing medical epidemics in the UK.
  38. Includes interactive graveyard plans for Ireland. Click into a plot to see an image of the grave and transcription. Searchable database of names has best coverage for Derry (Londonderry) but the graveyard plans seem to cover most of Ireland.
  39. This project has conducted mass digitization of primary sources relating to the First World War from the Libraries, Special Collections and Archives of Wales.
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  40. Records relating to: German Occupation Registration Cards, Church Records, Parish Registrars, Superintendent Registrar, Jersey Government, Public Institutions, Civil Parishes, Royal Court, and
  41. The Island Archives is home to thousands of documents, books, plans and photographs covering a wide range of subjects over hundreds of years. Records include those of parishes, organisations, businesses as well as families and individuals.
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  42. An indexed collection of records from Argentina documenting the presence of thousands of British and other English-speaking residents there. Records include baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials from the Anglican, Scots Presbyterian and Methodist churches, transcripts from the National Archives in Buenos Aires and London, Argentine census returns and contemporary publications.
  43. Lots of information on female convicts sent to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) including some photographs, information on convict ships, clothing, infant mortality and much more. Become a member (free) to search the site.
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  44. Indexes to the Old Age Pension claim forms for Northern Ireland and Donegal. There is a small charge for ordering documents.
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  45. Database of Irish graveyards covering the whole of Ireland. Includes photographs of churches and headstones.
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  46. Daisy Bates (1859-1951) observed and worked with Aboriginal people for many years and copies of her papers are held at the State Library of Western Australia. Digital copies are available on the University of Adelaide site.
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  47. Diane Oldman has spent years researching Western Australian ex soldiers who served in the Crimean War. Many of them came to WA as part of the Enrolled Pensioner Force. She currently has a database of over 250 men and their details are gradually being added to this excellent website.
  48. Statistics on relative deprivation in small areas in England. Interesting to note how areas do or do not change over time.
  49. CemSearch is a genealogy site designed specifically for people who are "in search of their roots" in a 10 county area in south-central Ontario.
  50. Search newspapers available online.
  51. Lots of free Irish historical publications including county directories, a Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900), census statistics, maps and much more.
  52. Includes some wonderful examples of advertising through the years. Browse through themes or search the catalogue.
  53. The National Library of Scotland has digitised nearly 1,800 broadsides or single sheet newspapers 1650-1910.
  54. This site has information on over 30,000 place names in Northern Ireland.
  55. An ongoing project to place transcriptions of Australian trials and links to newspaper articles about them online. Interesting background given to the criminal court system in each state. Search under name, year, offence and place.
  56. This site has lots of information for anyone researching people from the Isle of Man including transcriptions of baptisms, marriages and burials, census records and WWI material.
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  57. Search over 130,000 digitised images of buildings, archaeology and industry in Scotland. Also includes some building plans and diagrams.
  58. Beautiful early maps of England. Also log book of MMS Resolution.
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  59. This website contains images from the NLI’s collection of Catholic parish register microfilms. The registers contain records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to 1880. You may search under a Parish name - or explore via the map.
  60. Genetic structure of the British population. Maps and description.
  61. The National Archives of Ireland website has an online index to Irish convict transportation registers and convict petitions. Some registers were destroyed by fire so the records are not complete. You can find further information about the convicts by noting the reference number and consulting the microfilms which were donated to Australia by the Irish government to celebrate the Bicentenary. These microfilms are held in major libraries around Australia, including the State Library of Western Australia.
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  62. Digitised books, journals and reports in Indian languages, English, Portuguese, etc. Links to current newspapers. Try a subject search or search under title which seems to be a keywoed search. Eg: Title search on Hooghly ("On the Hooghly" a detailed personal account of the Hooghly pilot service Bengal 1878-1913).
  63. Diane Oldman has compiled lots of detailed information about sappers and miners in Western Australia during the 19th century. This site is a work in progress and will continue to grow as more research is done.
  64. News from Darbyshire Record Office.
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  65. Subtitled Resident Aliens in the Late Middle Ages this database has the names of foreigners who travelled to England in medieval times.
  66. The Ups and Downs magazine was published from August 1895 to December 1949 in Toronto by the Canadian Branch of Dr. Barnardo’s organisation, which brought more British home children to Canada than any other. This database contains more than 59,000 names of home children that appear in the magazine. When Barnardo’s took over the Macpherson homes in 1924, there was a Marchmont Home section that catered to children who came out through Annie Macpherson’s homes. During the period when this magazine was published, about 30,000 British children arrived in Canada through these organisations. Site includes index to home children deaths, and indexes for various homes.
  67. The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia contains brief biographical details of people in Western Australia prior to 1888. It has been scanned by volunteers and made available on the Friends of Battye Library website.
  68. The databases featured and included in the combined search are:
    Community Memory - a database of plaques and public memorials throughout the City.
    Dublin Directory 1647-1708 - a database of Dubliners compiled from a variety of sources.
    Ancient freemen of Dublin (1461 to 1491, and 1564 to 1774) - a database of all those on the who were entered into the Freedom of the City by the City Assembly.
    Dublin City Electoral Lists 1908 to 1915 - a database of all those registered to vote in municipal elections.
    Dublin City Electoral Lists 1938 to 1964 - a database of all those registered to vote in local elections
    Dublin Graveyards Directory - a database with details of all graveyards in the Dublin area.
    Cemetery Burial Registers (Clontarf, Drimnagh, and Finglas) - a database of those buried in three now closed cemeteries which are under the control of Dublin City Council.
    More databases will be added as they are completed.
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  69. Collection of online cemetery records for all states.
  70. Ulster Ancestry has some bits and pieces to assist your research and a list of the Townlands of Ulster. Also a series of free pages sorted by date and document type.
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  71. On this website you will find not only many extracts of Births, Marriages, Deaths etc transcribed from various newspapers but also various news stories, book extracts, church records, records of deceased seamen and the names of over 25,000 Presbyterians who served during the Great War of 1914-1919.

    While in the News Extracts section the Birth, Marriage and Death transcriptions may be of the most immediate interest to those researching their family history there is a wealth of information contained in the general "clippings" which include court reports, inquests, subscriptions lists (some of which contain 100s of names) and many other items of general historic and social interest.
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  72. Online indexes for births 1788-1915, marriages 1788-1965 and deaths 1788-1985 for New South Wales.
  73. Search the historical indexes online for Queensland births 1829-1915, marriages 1829-1940 and deaths 1829-1985.
  74. Dedicated to the collection, indexing and preservation of records and histories of families in colonial-era Burma. Subscription membership. Includes some cemetery and BDM transcriptions, directories, histories, contributed family histories, and links to other sites and message boards. Advice is also available.
  75. Lots of resources for researching in Limerick. Digitised indexes, family histories (1769-1925), directories etc.
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  76. Cork City Council Genealogy pages. Online indexes relating to Cork including one to O'Kief, Coshe Mang - Cork material. Online directories (see under tab: places), electoral districts, etc.
  77. Family history information and advice from Waterford County Council. Links to cemetery and other indexes.,Family,History
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  78. Various lists and indexes, cemetery records, List of Freemen of Cork City 1710-1841, Aldwell's Directory of Cork City 1845, etc.
  79. On the 29 March 1849 Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery was opened on an 18 acres site on Mulgrave Street to alleviate the overcrowded city graveyards. From 1849 until 1979 the cemetery was run by the Catholic Church and in 1979 it was taken over by Limerick City Council. Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery was the primary place of burial in Limerick for all strata of society, from the wealthy to those who died in the Lunatic Asylum and Workhouses.
    Burial Records date from March, 1855 and the Burial Register records that over 70,000 individuals have been interred in Mount Saint Lawrence, up to 2009.
  80. An ongoing endeavour to make the registers of baptism, marriage and burial from Church of Ireland parishes available in a digital format. The online version is hosted by the Representative Church Body Library, which will periodically introduce new transcripts of parish registers.
    At time of writing this project is still very new but Delgany (Glendalough)Co. Wicklow is available along with Newtownbarry, Co. Wexford. Check the index volume in order to find individuals in the registers.
  81. Early Irish birth and marriage indexes. Irish Genealogist (journal) index. Searching is free but full information is available only to members.
  82. Pay-for-use site. However, after registering you are able to do searches for free.
    The Irish Family History Foundation has been the coordinating body for a network of county genealogy centres on the island of Ireland for over twenty five years. The genealogy centres’ databases include parish church records of baptisms, marriages and deaths, census returns and gravestone inscriptions. Millions of these records are searchable online.
  83. Use this site for searching indexes and ordering certificates for Northern Ireland.
  84. Photograph gallery and WWI index with background and some biographical information. The main towns are: Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, and Rainham. Medway is in the County of Kent.
  85. Theme-based histories and online catalogues of Surrey History Centre. There are searchable indexes.
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  86. A gallery of approximately 500 photographs of ships which brought emigrants and convicts to Australia and New Zealand from the 1840s to the 1890s.
  87. Has a page detailing available church records and some useful links. Research assistance is available for a fee.
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  88. The geographical area covered by this site is the rural area of Eastern Essex sandwiched between the Towns of Chelmsford, Maldon, Wickford and the coast. There are over 130 pages on this site containing details of thousands of people and the background to their lives.
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  89. Pay for use site. Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between 1861 and 1910. Ultimately, the Civil War Widows' Pensions project will digitise, index, and make available approximately 1,280,000 Civil War and later widows’ files. Many of the widows and families are from Europe - some still living there.
  90. Archives 1914-1918: during the First World War, 10 million people, servicemen or civilians, were captured and sent to detention camps.
    The belligerent countries involved provided lists of prisoners to the ICRC, wich created an index card for each prisoner and detainee. Now, you can search through all 5 million of them.
  91. Explore millions of items from a range of Europe's leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Books and manuscripts, photos and paintings, television and film, sculpture and crafts, diaries and maps, sheet music and recordings, they’re all here. No need to travel the continent, either physically or virtually!
  92. Bristol Radical History Group are an organisation of local people from Bristol. As well as organising talks and events they publish a range of historical pamphlets and host an archive on this website. Their latest project is the Eastville Workhouse Burial Data - listing the names of people who died in Eastville Workhouse and were buried in unmarked graves in Rosemary Green.
  93. Lighthouses of Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation which aims to create a higher profile for Australian lighthouses within Australia and overseas, and thereby preserve, protect and promote their place within our history.
    The site includes a comprehensive list of lighthouses in each state, with relevant photos, technical data, history, access details along with links to other lighthouse organisations, museums, resources and other information.
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  94. Picture South Perth is an online collection of historic images dating back to the 1870s that showcases the people, places and events that have shaped the City of South Perth.
    It contains images from the City of South Perth's Local History Collection which have been scanned and catalogued by dedicated library staff.
  95. Picture Kalamunda is made up of images from the Shire of Kalamunda Local History Collection, depicting local people, places and events. For more information on the Local History Collection please visit the Shire of Kalamunda Local History Collection.
  96. The State Library has a collection of Lloyd's Registers in the Genealogy Centre on the 3rd Floor. This web page includes useful information about this publication.
  97. This site has details of millions of family announcements published in newspapers in the UK since 2008. It includes births, marriages, deaths, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, obituaries and more.
  98. This site has details of funerals around Australia. It currently lists over 300,000 funerals from about 2009 onwards.
  99. Includes Roman Catholic and Protestant births, marriages and deaths as well as directories, maps and more. All information is freely available.
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  100. Searchable database of births, marriages and deaths in New Zealand. Information available includes births that occurred at least 100 years ago, stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago, marriages that occurred 80 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

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