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Family history resources

Below is a list of resources that might be useful for the novice or more experienced family history researcher.

Websites

Name / Category URL Description
Births, Deaths, Marriages
NSW Births Deaths and Marriages http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/ NSW BDM
QLD Births Deaths and Marriages www.bdm.qld QLD BDM
Victoria Births Deaths and Marriages www.bdm.vic.gov.au VIC BDM
Free BDM - UK http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ Free BDM records for the UK
Free BDM - World www.familysearch.org The Family Search website from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints including a link to download the free PAF tree builder software
Libraries / Family history societies
Central Coast Family History Society http://centralcoastfhs.org.au/ FHS for the Central Coast of NSW
Trove - National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper Digitised newspaper articles from the National Library, various publications dating from the 1800s to mid-1900s
Benevolent Society Asylum www.sydneybenevolentasylum.com Orphaned children records
Barnado's Children England www.barnados.org.uk Children records - England
Cemeteries etc
Australian Cemeteries index http://austcemindex.com List of Australian cemeteries including some inscriptions, pictures etc
Australian Cemeteries index http://austcemindex.com/inscriptions.php As above, inscription search page
Misc pages - Australia
Ancestry Australia http://www.ancestry.com.au/ The very popular Ancestry website - online family tree research tool
The Fellowship of First Fleetershttp://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/A Fellowship for descendants of all people who arrived on the First Fleet
National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au National Archives, World War I records
Ryerson Index http://www.ryersonindex.org Death notices in Asutralian newspapers
Queensland State Archives
www.archives.qld.gov.au
Queensland Archives
Dept. of Lands www.lands.nsw.gov.au Land title search NSW
NSW State Archives Kingswood www.records.gov.nsw.au Includes probate records
Family Lists www.family.joint.net.au Greville 1872 postal directory; 1st Fleet shipping lists and some Aust. cemeteries
Ourimbah - a history of a NSW Timber Town http://www.cafewaratah.info/ourimbah/index.htm Extensive history of the Ourimbah area of NSW pre-1930
Misc pages - International
Ireland research www.rootsireland.ie Family history in Ireland
North Ireland research www.emeraldancestors.com Family history in Ireland
Ireland research www.findmypast.ie Family history in Ireland
New Zealand research www.yesteryears.co.nz Family history in New Zealand
Papers past paperspast.natlib.govt.nz Newspapers for New Zealand like Australia's Trove
Worldwide research www.findmypast.com Family history - global
Chat rooms for family history www.rootschat.com Family history chat / forum


Libraries / agencies

City of Sydney Archives

 Tel: 02 9265 9618
 archives@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

 Level 21 Town Hall House
 456 Kent St
 Sydney NSW 2000

State Library of New South Wales 

 Tel: (02) 9273 1414
 library@sl.nsw.gov.au            

 Macquarie Street
 Sydney NSW 2000
 Australia