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  1. Information on British settlers who emigrated to South Africa in 1820 and their descendants.
  2. The 1831 Census Returns provide a unique record of family names in the county for the period before the Famine.
  3. A transcription of European residents in the 1851 census for Bombay excluding Bombay City and Island. Transcribed from a copy in the India Office Records at the British Library.
    Tags: by family_history (23 Aug 2011)
  4. The State Records Office of Western Australia has digitised the York census which was taken on 31 December 1859. The returns for York are the only ones which survive for this census. Images are browsable only.
  5. Search by the name of a person or by the name of a public house and county to find details of who was living in pubs throughout England at the time of the 1881 census.
    Tags: , by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  6. Free searching of 1901 England and Wales census. Pay-per-view to see original image.
    Tags: by family_history (02 Dec 2014)
  7. The 1911 census for England and Wales is available from this site. It is free to search and you need to buy credits to view the transcripts or images. Please note that the 1911 census is not yet available on Ancestry.
    Tags: , by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  8. Search and download documents from workhouses and poor law unions across England and Wales. These items are free to download.
    Tags: , by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  9. This website is dedicated to the several thousand Australians who served in the RAAF during World War Two. It includes a roll of honour, a history of the 467 and 463 squadrons, scanned operational record books, information on medals, photographs and much more.
  10. This site has lots of information for those researching Irish ancestry including Irish history, timeline, maps, pages for each county and lots of links.
    Tags: by family_history (08 Dec 2009)
  11. While the contact details are no longer up-to-date, this site gives a good idea of what items are available at various police archives or museums. The guide was originally published by the Police History Society.
    Tags: by family_history (29 Mar 2010)
  12. The Canada Gazette is Canada's official newspaper of record and is available online at the Library and Archives Canada site from 1841 to 1997. The Gazette includes items such as naturalisations, military appointments, bankruptcies and much more.
    Tags: by family_history (01 Sep 2011)
  13. This website is campaigning for a Boer War Memorial to be erected in Canberra. It also has a lot of information on the Boer War including information on nurses, war correspondents, medals, engagements, casualties and more. Australians can register details of their ancestor's service in the Boer War as part of the Boer War Memorial Descendant Database Project.
    Tags: by family_history (13 Apr 2011)
  14. Online book. Alphabetical breakdown of places with information about the topography, towns, schools, etc.
  15. 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.
  16. Information about life in Britain taken from census data. Various themes are explored such as Population, Life and Death, Industry, Work and Poverty etc. There are also descriptions of places from travel writers and gazetteers as well as a collection of historical maps.
  17. Online catalogue indexing records for Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire including school records, poor relief, burial registers and more. Copies of original documents can be purchased for a small fee.
    Tags: by family_history (30 May 2010)
  18. History of the British slave trade, research guides and more from the National Archives (UK).
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  19. Genealogy/ Personal History:
    Casualties, Civilians, Military Personnel, Passenger Lists, Prisoners of War.
    Indexes to:
    Photographs, Textual Records, Private Sector, Businesses, Foundations, Labor Unions, Securities.
    Tags: by family_history (25 Jun 2014)
  20. A combined catalogue of holdings in archives throughout England and Wales.
  21. An alphabetical list of householders under place name.. Originally provided online by J. Williams. Now found on Internet Archive.
  22. Use this site to search the ACT electoral rolls for 1916, 1917, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955, 1959 and 1967.
  23. Link to historic death index 1930-1942. Note that this index is extended by one year every year.!tabs-5
  24. ACT historic marriage index 1930-1987. Note that these indexes are extended by one year every year. Homesite is ACT Government Information Portal.
  25. 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.
  26. Brief history of names of streets, suburbs, parks and other places of interest in the Australian Capital Territory.
  27. 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.
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  29. ADM26 record the remittances made to relatives etc. from the pay of members of the Royal Navy after the 1795 Navy Act. A work in progress
    Tags: by family_history (20 Oct 2010)
  30. This website is intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK. Here you can:
    •Search for the location of adoption records
    •Look for agencies that offer support services in your area
    •Learn about your right to make or refuse contact
    •Find out about recent changes to the legislation
    •Read about searching for and making contact with birth relatives
    Information is being added to this site all the time so do keep checking for news and developments.
  31. This site has links to Australian family history sites.
  32. Lots of information on the British navy from the time of Nelson including an extensive list of ships, details of men who fought at Trafalgar and officers of the Napoleonic Wars.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  33. Plenty of information on researching your family tree from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
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  34. AIM25 is a major project to provide electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over one hundred higher education institutions, learned societies, cultural organisations and livery companies within the greater London area. This work is in progress - new data is being added regularly, so please visit often to see latest additions.
  35. Searchable database of Gaelic place names in Scotland. You can search under English or Gaelic name, postcode etc. and also view the place on a modern map.
  36. The Albany History Collection houses newspapers, photographs, oral histories and much more. Select Search History Collection for a useful index to articles appearing in the Albany Advertiser.
  37. An online index to deaths, marriages and divorces appearing in newspapers in the Pittsburgh area.
  38. 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.
  39. Explore the history and culture of the Scottish highlands on this website from the Highland Council. Content includes maps and plans, photographs, audio and more.
    Tags: by family_history (19 Oct 2010)
  40. Electronic version of 'An index to changes of name: under authority of act of Parliament or Royal licence, and including irregular changes ... 1760-1901'. Name changes were also often advertised in the London, Edinburgh or Belfast Gazettes or in the Times newspaper.
    Tags: by family_history (10 Oct 2010)
  41. An online index to the entries in Lieutenant John Marshall's 'Royal Naval Biography" published in London from 1823 to 1835 in 12 volumes.
    Tags: by family_history (01 Dec 2009)
  42. Website for the family history magazine "Ancestors" published by the National Archives in the UK. You can search back issues of the magazine here.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  43. Searchable database of passenger lists for people leaving British ports 1890-1960. View free results list and pay per view for transcripts or images of passenger list. Part of the Findmypast UK subscription site which is available to use free within the building at the State Library of Western Australia.
  44. Search over 17 million posts on message boards at Ancestry.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. View back issues of Ancestry magazine (published in Utah) on Google Books.
  48. Surname distribution maps for England and Wales (1891) and the United States (1920).
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  49. 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)
  50. A Society that is involved with researching the genealogy or family history of people from the German-speaking parts of Europe who have emigrated over the centuries and settled in the United Kingdom. The Society also has Australian members.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  51. Anglo Indian Family Trees that contain links to other family trees whose members have relatives in or from India.
    Tags: by family_history (24 Jul 2012)
  52. The Anglo Italian Family History Society offers a search facility for the Index of all the records that the Society's volunteers have transcribed. The Index contains approximately 600,000 names extracted from a miscellany of census, birth, baptism, marriage, and death records together with war, military, directories and occupational records. Most of the records are not available on commmercial genealogy sites. More are being added. The service is freely available to Members of the Society. The Society also produces an award-winning journal.
    Membership is not expensive.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Jul 2013)
  53. This site has been set up to commemorate the centenary of WWI between 2014 and 2018. It includes a listing of war memorials in Western Australia and stories submitted by individuals.
  54. Details of officers who died at Gallipoli in 1915.
  55. 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).
  56. Database of over 160,000 UK place names many of which are also linked to maps.
  57. This site has definitions of archaic medical terms which you may find on death certificates.
  58. ArchivesACT provides access to publicly available ACT Government records older than 20 years.
  59. Combined archives catalogue for most of the local authorities in the Horizons region of New Zealand's north island.
  60. The Archives New Zealand website includes an online catalogue, Archway, and Reference Guides.
    Tags: by family_history (05 Jan 2010)
  61. Website of the Archives Office of Tasmania which includes an online database of archives, a photographic database and name indexes to convict, departure, naturalisation records and more.
  62. The Archives Wales website has an online catalogue of historical resources in 21 archives throughout Wales as well as information on how to go about researching your family history.
    Tags: by family_history (19 Aug 2009)
  63. This directory offers a comprehensive listing of record repositories throughout Britain.
    Tags: by family_history (03 Oct 2010)
  64. 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.
    Tags: by family_history (10 Nov 2015)
  65. This website has a large amount of digitised material including Griffith's Valuation. This was the first full scale valuation of property in Ireland and was published between 1847 and 1864. It can be extremely useful as a census substitute. There are also digitised books arranged by county and subject in the Reading Room.
  66. This site has information on family history societies in Wales with links to their individual websites.
    Tags: by family_history (02 Dec 2009)
  67. Digitised reports from the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives in New Zealand and the Votes and Proceedings. Fully searchable and includes lots of names.
  68. 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)
  69. Auckland City Libraries website has a lot of information in its Family History section.
    Tags: by family_history (06 Jan 2010)
  70. This is a wonderful resource for researching ancestors who served in the New Zealand military or in an adjunct role such as nursing during the 20th Century. The biographical database has over 120,000 entries, some of which are remarkably detailed. It includes all war dead from 20th Century conflicts as well as some who died subsequently. Family members are able to submit additional content, including photographs.
  71. Searchable database of births, marriages and deaths contributed by users.
  72. Photographs published on Flickr from the National Archives in the UK. These images come from the Colonial Office 1069 series.
  73. The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. People are mentioned in relation to court cases, land transactions, share ownership, etc. This includes access to Victorian Government Gazettes 1836-, Superior Courts of Tasmania (pre-1900) Case Notes 1824-1842, Law Reports (New South Wales) 1880-1900 and Tasmanian Law Reports 1897-1940, New South Wales Gazettes, and much more.

    AustLII is a joint facility of the UTS and UNSW & Faculties of Law.
    Free internet access
  74. Peter Dunn's website has a wealth of information about World War Two in Australia. There is information on military aircraft crashes, prisoner of war and internment camps, the civilian war effort, overseas forces posted in Australia, military abbreviations and much more.
  75. Information on the first fleet with further links and references.
    Tags: by family_history (17 Jul 2009)
  76. Website dedicated to researching Australian and New Zealand American Civil War veterans. Some descendants have been identified.
  77. 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.
  78. Resources and advice on researching Australian army history and personnel.
    Tags: by family_history (16 Feb 2017)
  79. Collection of online cemetery records for all states.
  80. Memorial inscriptions mainly from regional New South Wales with images of headstones and information on the cemetery itself.
  81. Search for cemeteries throughout Australia and then see their location on Google Maps.
    Tags: by family_history (24 Jun 2009)
  82. Searchable database of over 48,000 names of convicts sent to New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia between 1788 and 1868. This database is part of the free content on the subscription database You will need to register to access it. Alternatively, you can access everything on the subscription database free of charge within the State Library building.
    Tags: by family_history (24 Jun 2009)
  83. Online biographies of over 10,000 Australians who have played a significant part in our history.
    Tags: by family_history (30 Sep 2010)
  84. Selected family history websites arranged by category on the National Library of Australia site.
  85. This website has free indexes to a variety of 19th and early 20th century material including post office directories, lists of car and motorcycle owners and farm apprentices. You need to register to use the site and for a payment can also order scanned copies of the original material.
  86. This is the website for the Australian Family Tree Connections journal. It has details of surnames being researched, postings about missing ancestors and more.
  87. This site includes a directory of historical towns with information on each town as well as links to family history and historical societies. You can also view previous articles from the magazine in PDF on a wide variety of topics.
  88. Information on the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) on the State Library of Western Australia website.
  89. Database of Australian pioneer doctors from 1700s - 1875. Includes ships' surgeons, convict doctors, general practitioners and medical specialists.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  90. Website of the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney. Most of the useful information for family history is under the Collections & Research tab. Try the Research Guides which cover topics such as child migration, convict ships, pictures of ships in the Australian trade and more.
  91. 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)
  92. Digitised early Australian newspapers including the Swan River News and Western Australian Chronicle.
  93. A digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840-1845.
    Tags: by family_history (07 Jan 2010)
  94. Thiis database from the Australian National Maritime Museum has detailed descriptions of vessels important to Australia's maritime heritage.
    Tags: , by family_history (07 May 2014)
  95. Search for members of the Australian armed forces in a variety of databases including the Roll of Honour. Also included is a military glossary, information on Australian military units, war diaries and official war histories. Look under People - Family History for a really useful range of Information Sheets.
  96. Lists of Australian soldiers who served in the Boer War along with background information on the war. Part of the Perth Dead Persons' Society website.
    Tags: by family_history (31 Dec 2002)
  97. This website is a wonderful resource for those researching ancestors in Western Australia's Avon Valley. Jan James has collected information from burial registers, headstones, funeral directors etc. and you can search the index on this site. You then need to contact her for more information. The site also includes a Gypsy Surname Index of Great Britain.
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.

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