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Research your New Zealand family history Researching your family history in New Zealand

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In Honour of February 6 when New Zealand marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi in 1840, we look at resources for your family history research in New Zealand. Lost an ancestor, broaden your search to New Zealand and you never know who you might…
In Honour of February 6 when New Zealand marks the 179th anniversary of the signing of the treaty of Waitangi in 1840, we look at resources…

Hell Ship

Melbourne historian and writer Michael Veitch presents the story of his ancestor, an assistant surgeon for the ship "Ticonderoga" full of... More
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Really Useful Information Guides Really Useful Information Guides

Really useful information guides for researching your family history in Australia, UK and North America via the UK Federation of Family…
Really useful information guides for researching your family history in Australia, UK and North America via the UK Federation of Family History Societies

The Maddest Place on Earth

In the 19th century, Victoria had the highest rate of what was then referred to as insanity in Australia. Jill Giese’s book reveals amid… More
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Search historical images Search historical images

Search historical images and documents form our local history collection
Search historical images and documents form our local history collection

Ryerson Index Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. From 1803 to last week. Search by surname or place
The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and…

Digital Panopticon Digital Panopticon

Millions of records are here relating to over 90,000 British convicts
This Australia Day search for that convict in your family tree. Search millions of records from around fifty datasets from the UK and Australia, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey Court London.

BDM Victoria Search your family history BDM Victoria Search your family history

Search the Victorian historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to as early as 1836.
The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM), have been keeping records of significant life moments since the mid 1800s. You can search the historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to as early as 1836.

Researching your Italian Family History Researching your Italian Family History

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Italians have been migrating to Australia since the First Fleet. However, after the Second World War the numbers of Italians arriving in Victoria increased dramatically. This list contains some resources for researching your Italian family history.
Italians have been migrating to Australia since the First Fleet. This list contains some resources for researching your Italian family…

Managing your Personal Digital Archive Managing your Personal Digital Archive

Steps to consider in managing your personal digital records.
Steps to consider in managing your personal digital records.

Irish Genealogy Irish Genealogy

Locate your Irish ancestors birth, death and marriage records by searching free indexes here.
Locate your Irish ancestors birth, death and marriage records. Indexes to Irish civil birth records over 100 years, civil marriage records over 75 years and civil death records over 50 years are free to search here.

Newspapers and Family History @SLV Newspapers and Family History @SLV

A tour of the new Newspapers and Family History Reading Rooms space at State Library Victoria. The 2020 Redevelopment project will result in revitalised spaces including a new gallery space.
A tour of the new Newspapers and Family History Reading Rooms space at State Library Victoria

Welsh Family History Welsh Family History

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Resources for your Welsh family history research.
Resources for your Welsh family history research

Genealogy software Genealogy software

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Not sure what kind of genealogy software you would like to purchase for your database? A lot of these have a free version which you can download. Remember to maintain your master file on your personal computer in addition to any online trees you may have.
Not sure what kind of genealogy software you would like to purchase for your database? Check out these options.

Sands and McDougall Directories of… Sands and McDougall Directories of Victoria

The Historic Sands and McDougall directories have been released. One in every five directories, dating from 1860 to 1974 are available.
The Historic Sands and McDougall directories have been released. One in every five directories, dating from 1860 to 1974 are available.

Cole-Tetlow Index Cole-Tetlow Index

The Tetlow index to the Robert K Cole collection of hotel records for city and metropolitan hotels in Melbourne now includes Country hotels
The Tetlow index to the Robert K Cole collection of hotel records for city and metropolitan hotels is on the State Library Victoria Australiana Index. Country hotels data has now been uploaded, adding 16348 records
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