Recommended links – Family History

Australian Resources

Carnamah car registrationsDetails of car registrations throughout WA for the period 1915 - 1928.
City of Joondalup Libraries Online Oral History TranscriptsPicture Joondalup is an online collection of historical photographs covering the early settlement of our area to the present day. Joondalup Libraries aim to promote these valuable and unique photographs, and the stories behind them, to the community.
Convicts to AustraliaMost family historians in Australia regard a convict in their ancestry as enormously desirable. "Convicts to Australia" is intended to guide, inform and entertain those just starting the hunt as well as the more experienced researcher.
East Perth CemeteryThe East Perth Cemetery was surveyed by John Septimus Roe. Locate don a hill on the outskirts of Perth, but within easy walking distance, it was first used for a burial on 6th January 1830. This website details the history of the cemetery and those who are buried in it.
The West Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)Website of the WA Genealogical Society, which promotes and supports genealogy and family history research through provision of resources and sharing of knowledge.
Family History - State Library of Western AustraliaA portal to the State Library's resources for genealogists and family history researchers.
Society of Australian GenealogistsThe Society of Australian Genealogists has been helping people trace family history for over 80 years. Their principal object is the advancement of genealogical education and this is reflected in their education program and collections.
Trove (National Library of Australia)Find and obtain Australian and online resources:
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
National Archives of AustraliaThe National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of the nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.
Lost Leaders of AnzacsThis site records the names of more than 500 officers of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
known or believed to have died as the result of their service on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915. It also contains copies of headstone inscriptions and details of the whereabouts of each Officer's medals, where known.
Australian War MemorialThe Australian War Memorial's collection comprises millions of items on service men and women, Units, fields of battle and other events.
Department of the Attorney General (WA) - Researching your Family HistoryThe Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages creates and permanently stores birth, death and marriage records for life events occurring in Western Australia. Contains links to publicly available records.
Department of Veterans AffairsThis website provides links to the Department of Veterans' Affairs' information for researchers on commemorations, memorials, war graves .
Family History SAInformation and links to enable people to trace their family history through South Australian records.
Victoria Genealogy LinksInformation and links to enable people to trace their family history through Victorian records.

United Kingdom and the Commonwealth resources

Free BMD UKFreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the Free UK Genealogy family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers).
UK BMDThis site provides 2603 links to websites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. A wide range of other indexes and transcriptions are also available for most counties, these may include parish records, wills, monumental inscriptions etc.
National Archives UKExplore 1,000 years of history of the United Kingdom and its antecedents. Contains guidance on how to locate and search online record sets.
Wood Church ancestry UKThe online Mid-Kent Marriages Index 1754-1911 contains searchable online transcribed marriage records of seven registration districts in the mid Kent area: East Ashford, West Ashford, Cranbrook, Elham, Hollingbourne, Romney Marsh and Tenterden. Also included are marriages celebrated at Maidstone (All Saints) for this period.
Scotland Genealogy LinksContains searchable records derived from the records of cemeteries, censuses, marriages, the military, passenger lists and societies.
Scotland's PeopleThe Scotland's People site provides access to a wide range of records kept by the Scottish Government, churches and courts of law. Five categories of records are included and are indexed by personal name (civil registers, church registers, census returns, valuation rolls and legal records).
Genealogy Links. Net (Wales)Contains searchable records derived from the records of cemeteries, censuses, marriages, the military, passenger lists and societies.
Genuki UK & Ireland Genealogy - ScotlandGENUKI provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland.
Public Records of Northern IrelandThe Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) is the official archive for Northern Ireland.
Church of IrelandThe archives of the Church of Ireland, and particularly parochial registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, are a primary source for genealogists and family historians. Although many registers were destroyed in the past, especially in the fire in the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922, many others have survived in a number of custodies and are available to researchers.
Imperial War MuseumThe Imperial War Museums explore conflict and its impact on people's lives.
India Office Family History SearchUse this website to search births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials in the India Office Records, as well as biographical notes.

Other resources

Cindi's List of Genealogy Sites on the InternetA comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
Family SearchSearch for a deceased ancestor in historical records to uncover vital information from their life.
Genealogy.comUSA-centric website containing articles and forums for genealogists and family history researchers.
JewishGenThis free and easy-to-use genealogy website features tens of millions of records, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.
The ships listThe Ships List website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists. It also has immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and some for South Africa.