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Family History Online Resources & Links


General note on research in Australia 

Civil Registration began in: Tasmania - 1 Dec. 1838; Western Australia - 9 Sept. 1841; South Australia - 1 Jul. 1842; Victoria - 1 Jul. 1853; New South Wales - 1 Mar. 1856; Queensland - 1 Mar. 1856; Northern Territory -24 Aug. 1870; Australian Capital Territory - 1 Jan. 1930.

The following states were part of New South Wales: Tasmania until 1825; South Australia until 1836; Victoria until 1851; and Queensland until 1859.

The Northern Territory was part of South Australia from 1863 to 1911.


Links and Resources 

This list is by no means a complete list of what is available online.  It is however designed as a starting point for anyone interesting in looking into their family history online.  More detailed lists of Australian Genealogical resources can be found on CoraWeb and Cyndi's List (please see links to these sites under "Portals".)

Commercial Sites
Ancestry.com.au
Findmypast
MyHeritage
World Vital Records

Free Sites
FamilySearch

Portals 
CoraWeb

National and State Family History Societies and Organisations
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc

Australian Capital Territory 

New South Wales 

Northern Territory 

Queensland 



Victoria 

Western Australia 
Lord Howe Island GenWeb Project
Norfolk Island GenWeb Project

These following links are to communities (of which I am a member and highly recommend) of fellow researchers who are always willing to offer advice and assistance to anyone researching their family.

Communities on Facebook
1841 - 1939 & Beyond Genealogy Discussion Group
Australian Family History Genealogy Ancestral Research
Australian Genealogy
Convicts to Australia Research
Genealogy Addicts UK & Worldwide
Genealogy Addicts Photos and Stories (filling in the GAPS)
Genealogy My Ancestors Came to Australia

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