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  • Australian Society of Archivists, Inc. Directory of Archives in Australia.

  • Australian Cemeteries Index. The index contains details of headstones from a number of cemeteries in Australia. It initially concentrated on cemeteries in regional NSW but is now expanding Australia wide.

  • Convict transportation registers database. The British Convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm at all Australian State Libraries. You can find details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more. 
  • East Perth Cemeteries, Perth, Western Australia.

  • Find My Past Australia. Search 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. Find your past using our family history records and many more for local and social history.  $ Subscription site.

  • - Genealogy Search Australia, the free Australian Genealogy Search Engine and Directory for the most useful Australian and International family history and ancestry sites. Extensive lists of convicts, bushrangers, ships, passenger lists, censuses, cemeteries, genealogical clubs and societies and family history sites.
  • Gray, Nancy. Compiling Your Family History. Sydney: Society of Australian Genealogists and Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1993.
  • Hall, Nick Vine. Tracing Your Family History in Australia. 3rd edition. Mount Eliza, Australia: N. Vine Hall, 2002.

  • Inside History Magazine. Inside History is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand history and heritage, whether it's their family's ancestry, or in a broader social context.

  • Lynch, Daniel M. "G'Day Mate! Family History Down Under." Internet Genealogy 5,6 (February/March 2011): 33-36. A look at the online resources available for Austrailian genealogy research.

  • Migration Museum -- History Trust of South Australia.

  • National Archives of Australia.

  • National Library of Australia.

  • National Library of Australia. Trove: Digitized Newspapers and More. This no cost research can reveal family notices of births, deaths, funerals, advertising and also articles that may have been written about the person or family member you are researching.

  • National Trusts of Australia. The National Trust of Australia is a community-based, non-government organization, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage through its advocacy work and its custodianship of heritage places and objects.

  • National White Pages Directory.
  • PictureAustralia. Allows you to search many significant online pictorial collections at the same time. Is representation of Australia and New Zealand history.
  • Rogers, Ruth. Family History for Beginners. Canberra: Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra, 1994. Good introductory guide.

  • Shauna Hicks History Enterprises (Blog). Shauna Hicks History Enterprises is a small personal business specialising in local and family history research. Established in August 2009, it seeks to assist people in researching their own family and community histories.
  • Unlock the Past. Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organizations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.
  • Vine Hall, Nick. Parish Registers of Australia: A List of Originals, Transcripts, Microforms & Indexes of Australian Parish Registers. 2d edition. Middle Park, Australia: Privately printed, 1990.
  • Vine Hall, Nick. Tracing Your Family History in Australia: A Guide to Sources. 2d edition. Albert Park, Australia: Privately printed, 1994.