December 4, 2017

Family history - UK & Australia



United Kingdom

The National Archives UK

Births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales

The FreeBMD Database 

Researching your ancestors from Great Britain and Ireland

Catholic Parish Register

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Australia

Major Archives

Victoria's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for a birth, death or marriage.

The Public Record Office Victoria website for digitised records and indexes (early immigration, wills and probate).

The National Archives of Australia's collection (military or immigration post-1923).

Trove's digitised newspapers database for a newspaper notice or article that mentions the name of your chosen person. 

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Family History Research Wiki

SLV family history research guides

SLV — Explore our collection

SLV — Search
https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 

Get a birth certificate

Researching your Victorian ancestors

State Library Victoria newspapers


An index to marriages can be searched for free on the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages website from 1853 to 1942.

Indexes to births, marriages and deaths

Public Record Office Victoria

Indexes to Victorian divorce records can be searched on the Public Record Office Victoria

Wills and probates — Victoria
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Cemeteries

Australian Cemeteries

The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust 
http://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search/

Southern Metropolitan cemetery Trust (includes Springvale Cemetery, St Kilda Cemetery and Bunurong Memorial Park)

Geelong Cemeteries Trust

Ballarat Cemeteries
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Immigration

Passenger records and immigration

Victorian immigration and emigration


Index to unassisted passenger lists 1852 to 1923

Index to assisted passenger lists 1839 to 1871

Index to Outwards passengers lists 1852-1923 

Passenger lists for intercolonial ships (travelling within Australia) that arrived in Victoria have been reproduced on the Findmypast Australia website for the years 1852 to 1924.

passenger lists

Arrivals from 1924 onwards
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Directories & electoral rolls

Victorian electoral rolls

Directories & almanacs

Victorian rate books

The largest collection of Victorian directories are the Sands directories:
Sands & McDougall post office directories from 1860 to 1974

Public service lists provided details of employees in the Victorian Public Service.
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Employment

Teacher records (1863-1959)

Railway employment records (1859–1990)

Victoria Police employment (1853–1973)

Ships' crews (1852–1922)

Australian War Memorial website



Register of male and female prisoners (1855–1947) 


Melbourne street directories 1912-1952

Melway street directories 1966-1999

Australian schools directory

Government schools

Asylum and hospital records victoria

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Twitter

Using Twitter for Genealogy

@HicksShauna

Liz Pidgeon

Jill Ball


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The Rootsweb website has one of the largest online message board



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Misc Links

Researching your multicultural ancestors

Researching your ancestors from Great Britain and Ireland

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA (PROV)

The NAA's A–Z for researchers page

Cyndi’s List for Australia and other regions


CoraWeb websites for Genealogists: A great collection of Australian and UK websites, including births, deaths and marriages, cemeteries, convicts, occupations, pictures, shipping and maps.

For more information about how to use Google effectively, read Google your family tree on the Findmypast website.

State Library Victoria’s Family History Feast

FamilySearch Learning Center

RootsTech Conference

National Archives UK


November 14, 2017

Family history research — India/Burma


The British Library holds a huge amount of material relating
to the India Office.

India Office Records and Private Papers


The British Library — Railway employment India

The British Library — India Office Family History Search

Indian Army personnel — The National Archives UK

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The National Archives of India

Anglo Burmese Society website

FIBIS (Families of British India Society)

The Family Search website (they have digitised a number of collections relating to India)


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FindMyPast links relating to India

British India Office Army — Navy Pensions

British India Office Births — Baptisms

British India Office Deaths — Burials

British India Office  — Marriages


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