Australia Genealogists

Our Australia genealogists research on location in Australia. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries of Australia, including:

  • ACT Heritage Library
    Books and journals, local and regional newspapers, manuscripts of community organizations and individuals, photographs, maps, and plans
  • National Archives of Australia
    Australian government records of the Federation or Commonweath since 1901, includes posters, plans, films, sound recordings, videotapes, digital records and photographs
  • National Library of Australia
    Greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people. Over 500 million books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, books, magazines, pictures, photographs, maps, sheet music, oral history recordings, and manuscripts
  • Northern Territory Library

Birth, death and marriage records for all Australian states, convict and early settler records, electoral rolls, family histories, gazettes, immigration and shipping records, military service recordsm newspapers (all NT, major state and selected international titles), cemetery inscriptions

  • Public Records Office of Victoria
    Records from establishment of Port Phillip District in mid 1830s to present

  • State Library of New South Wales
    Births, deaths and marriages; cemetery records; church records; electoral rolls; convict records; family histories; passenger records; shipping records
  • State Library of Queensland
    Births, deaths and marriage indexes for Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales; electoral rolls for Australia and New Zealand; immigration and shipping; convict and cemetery records; post office directories and almanacs; biographies; newspapers; British government records relating to the Australian Colonies; Irish land records (Census substitutes) i.e. Tithe Applotment Books for Ireland; naturalization indexes; Victoria county histories; photographs
  • State Library of Tasmania
    British newspapers 1600-1900, convict records since 1804, Australian and International censuses, immigration, military, and electoral records
  • State Library of Victoria
    2 million books, hundreds of thousands of pictures, newspapers, maps and manuscripts, and masses of audio, video and digital material reflecting the culture of Victoria over the past 150 years
  • State Library of Western Australia
    Birth, marriage and death indexes, convict records, directories, electoral rolls, newspapers, passenger lists
  • State Records of New South Wales
    Government records dating back to 1788. Includes censuses, Index to Colonial Secretary’s papers, convict, court, land, school, naturalization, immigration, and estate records

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Australia include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been kept from the beginning of European settlement in 1788 but are not a complete record of all vital events
  • Civil registration of birth, marriage, and death records have been registered by the state governments from the mid 1850s to the present
  • Census records in general are not available, most returns have been destroyed and only statistical information is available. Some records survive, for example the 1828 and 1841 censuses
  • Land records have been kept by the states
  • Probate records (1790-present)
  • Church records of christenings, marriages, deaths, and other information about their members (1780s-present)
  • Newspapers written in many areas and time periods that contain births, marriages, and obituaries
  • Military records (1788-present)
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families
  • Family genealogies of the settlers of Australia
  • Naturalization and citizenship records recorded by the courts as early as 1825
  • Ship passenger lists are not complete but there are many records in a variety of places
  • Gold mining licenses for many areas
  • Voting registers since 1842
  • Military records, particularly for World Wars I and II
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