Useful Family History Links

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Genealogy Societies
Genealogy Software
United Kingdom
Genealogy Tools
Other Sites
Western Australia
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Archives and Records Offices

AUS: All the archives in Australia - Browse By Location
AUS: Australian Archives - Home Page
AUS: Australian Archives - Services to Genealogists
AUS: Australian BDM Certificates - Fees, addresses & information given
AUS: Australian BDM Certificates - What information the records give
AUS (ACT): Australian War Memorial
AUS (ACT): Australian War Memorial Research Centre
AUS (NSW): Archives Authority of New South Wales
AUS (NSW): University of New England and Regional Archives
AUS (NSW): Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
AUS (NSW): Family history information, services and resources at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
AUS (TAS): Archives Office of Tasmania
AUS (TAS): Ulverstone Local History Museum: Includes a list of Marriages for the region (1859-1899), Burials for the area, and Births and Deaths for the area from (1875-1899)
AUS (VIC): Public Record Office of Victoria
AUS (VIC): Public Record Office of Victoria - Holdings
AUS (VIC): Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
NZ: National Archives of New Zealand
ENG (LND): Public Record Office of England, Wales and Great Britain
ENG (LIN): Lincolnshire County Archives
ENG (SFK): Suffolk Records Office
IRL: National Archives of Ireland

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AUS: National Library of Australia
AUS: Australian Libraries - Searchable database of major State and Regional Libraries' pages. Many have searchable catalogues on line
AUS (NSW): State Library of New South Wales
AUS (NSW): State Library of New South Wales - Genealogy
AUS (QLD): State Library of Queensland
AUS (QLD): State Library of Queensland - Family History
AUS (QLD): State Library of Queensland - QldWeb
AUS (SA): State Library of South Australia
AUS (SA): State Library of South Australia - Research and family history Source Sheets. Topics include:
  • Aboriginal family history: a guide to published sources
  • Adoption and fostering of children in South Australia
  • Australasian Federal Convention, Adelaide, 1897
  • Buildings: a guide to published sources
  • Depression in South Australia - 1840's, 90's & 1930's
  • Gardens in South Australia
  • Germans in South Australia
  • 'How to' Books
  • Mapping sources for family history:
    Germany, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia,
    England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
  • Mapping sources for South Australian history
  • Mother Mary MacKillop
  • Nineteenth century immigration to South Australia
  • Prostitution - South Australia
  • Scots in South Australia
  • Women in South Australia
  • Women's suffrage in South Australia
  • Writing and publishing a family history

AUS (SA): Flinders University Library - Genealogy Library (Public welcome & good collection of Australian material)
AUS (TAS): State Library of Tasmania
AUS (VIC): State Library of Victoria
AUS (VIC): State Library of Victoria - Genealogy Section
AUS (WA): State Library of Western Australia (LISWA)
AUS (WA): State Library of Western Australia - Genealogy
AUS (WA): State Library of Western Australia - Services
NZ: National Library of New Zealand
ENG (LND): British Library

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Photographs and Photographers

AUS (NSW): Canterbury City Library Photograph Collection
AUS (NSW): State Library Of NSW (Picman)
AUS (SA): R.J. Noye's 'Photohistory SA'
AUS (VIC): State Library of Victoria Pictorial Collection

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AUS (NSW): Hunter Valley - Hunter Region Newspapers (Patricia May)
ENG (LND): British Library: Newspaper collection (past and present)

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AUS: Project 2000 - History of Australian Places Index
AUS: Australian Towns Index - Gazeteer of Australian towns
AUS: Place names search - AUSLIG: Australia's National mapping agency
ENG (LND): British Library: Map collection
IRL: IreAtlas - Searchable Townland Database
UK: Detailed map of the UK (takes a while to download)
UK: Street Map
UK: Mapquest
UK: Multimap
UK: Ordnance Survey Gazetteer: Examples and ordering
INT'L: Xerox Map Viewer: Clear outline for anywhere (verrrrry slow)

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Calendar Search: Interactive - find elusive dates
Calendar Zone: Info on calendars - past, present and future
Easter Day: Locate Easter throughout time

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Telephone and Postal Directories

AUS: Whitepages - Domestic phone numbers and addresses
AUS: Yellowpages - Business phone numbers & addresses
AUS: Australia Post - Post Codes
INT'L: On-line Phone Directories of the World - Domestic, commercial and fax
INT'L: Infobel International Phone Directory - Domestic, commercial & fax
INT'L: InfoSpace - Domestic/commercial phone/address (UK, Canada, Europe)
INT'L: World Address Postal Details - Post offices, codes, rates & phone books

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A-Gene - Gene Macintosh Genealogy Software (Shareware)
Ancestors and Descendants
Ancestral Quest 3.0
Brothers Keeper
Cumberland Family Tree for Windows
Family Explorer
Family History System
Family Tree Maker
Kith and Kin
The Master Genealogist (TMG)
Ultimate Family Tree
Shareware versions available for downloading include:
  • Accept (DOS)
  • Brothers Keeper
  • Birthwrite
  • Genealogy Pro
  • Genealogy Tree Maker (for the MAC)
  • Gene (for the MAC)
  • Heartwood
  • Heritage (for the MAC)
  • Kinview
  • Kith & Kin
  • Family Matters
  • Family Ties (DOS)
  • Pantheon
  • RT Gene (DOS)

Software Listing
Genealogy Software Springboard
TUCOWS Australian Mirror - For all your shareware
GED2HTML - Converting GEDCOM files to HTML
GedClean32 Home Page

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Western Australian Sites

History of WA: Perth metropolitan suburb names
History of WA: Country town names
History of WA: Perth city street names
WA Maps: 1:3 Million map of Western Australia with Local Government areas and pastoral stations
WA Maps: Batavia Coast - Cervantes; Dongara-Port Denison; Geraldton; Jurien; Kalbarri; Kalbarri Coastal Gorges; Northampton
WA Maps: Blackwood Valley - Boyup Brook; Bridgetown; Donnybrook; Greenbushes; Nannup
WA Maps: Perth Metropolitan area map with Local Government areas and localities
WA Maps: Perth Metropolitan area map with suburbs and main arterial roads
WA Maps: Gascoyne Coast - Carnarvon; Exmouth; Denham; Coral Coast
WA Maps: Goldfields - Kalgoorlie-Boulder; Coolgardie; Kambalda (East); Kambalda (West); Norseman
WA Maps: Perth Townsites - Perth; Fremantle
WA Maps: Kimberley - Broome; Derby; Fitzroy Crossing; Halls Creek; Kununurra; Wyndham
Perth PAF Users Group
Perth PC Users Group

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Australian Sites

First Families Project
Australia 2000 Project
Australian Towns Index
IFHAA Genealogy Course
Eastern Suburbs Cemetery (NSW)
AUS & NZ Passenger Lists
Australian Mining History Association
Index to Overseas Passengers from Foreign Ports 1852-1859
Database of Irish Convicts to Australia - Not all of them but a good number
Sunraysia Vietnam Veterans Homepage
Australian War Memorial
Passenger list for the first three fleets to Australia
South Australian Genealogy
Gould Books
Central Register of Indexing Projects in Australia
NSW Family History Document Service
Genealogy Resource Page of the Hunter Valley
Genealogy in Australia
Australian Passenger Lists
Australian Addresses for Genealogists & Family Historians
Heraldry and Genealogical Society of Canberra
Jewish Genealogy in Australia
War Records for Family Historians
Australian Defence Force Academy
First AIF Project - "Project Now Closed"
56th Battalion
Australian Archives - WW1 - "Defence and The Armed Services"
Lindsay Swadling's Genealogical Links
Conference of Australian History - "AUSTRALIA-L"
Southern Cross Genealogy - (mainly pay for view)
David Scott's List of Australian (and NZ) Genweb Sites
ABC Timeframe - Explore

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Family Histories

Watkins Family History Society
Lindsay Swadling

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United Kingdom & Ireland

West Middlesex Family History Society
British Isles Regional Display of IGI Extracts (BIRDIE)
The Society of Genealogists, London
Public Record Office
Irish convicts
S & N Genealogy Supplies
UK Bed & Breakfast
Langham Genealogy Page - Manchester and Lancashire links
Link-O-Mania - Genealogy Resources for Ireland
Brenda Thompson's Yorkshire Page
UK & Ireland Genealogy Index (GENUKI)
Derry Family Heritage Centre - Provides search service of computerised parish records for a fee
Derry sources for genealogy
Donegal Family History Society
Gloucestershire Family History Society
Detailed map of the UK BUT it takes a while to download
Unofficial Guide to UK National Trust Properties
East Ayrshire Family History Society
The Look Up Exchange
The British Heraldic Archive

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Useful Tools for Genealogy

More occupations
Australian Post Codes
Classic Currency Converter
Parish Search & Locate Program
Calendar Search - an interactive Calendar to help locate elusive dates
World Address - List of international postal authorities, including postal & zip codes
26 Tips to Get You Started in Genealogy
Calendar Land - Links to information about calendars past, present and future!
Country Abbreviations and Chapman Country & County Codes (Pre 1974)
Ron Taylor's UK Census Finding Aids and Indexes

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Other links of Interest

World Genealogy Web Project Headquarters
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Over 10,000 Genie Sites including our own.
Quaker Genealogy
Family Chronicle Magazine - check out their listing of surnames and their meanings
Best Genealogy Links on the Web
Genealogy is my Hobby
Helm's Genealogy Toolbox
Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History
GenBook Home Page
Royal Forest of Dean Family History Society
French/Canadian Genealogy

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Useful Search Engines

Ask Jeeves
Ask Scott
Anz Search Site
Dog Pile
Fast Search
Search Made Simple
Google Search
Hotbot Search
Netscape Search Page  
Meta Crawler
Web Wombat
Yahoo Australia

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Nov 1, 2001