Web Pages

The following are links to websites which we know are useful to genealogists.

The Australian Cemeteries Index.  Contains over 1.7million headstone inscriptions which are searchable online. It also has a NSW BDM search facility as an alternative the the NSW BDM site.

NSW State Records From this link navigate to the treasures in the archives.

Online Shipping Records at the NSW State Records Office

BDA Online - Biographical Database of Australia. BDA is a new research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.

Trove. Find and get over 486,958,809 Australian and online resources:
books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more

The Ryerson Index. An index of death notices in Australian newspapers.

One-Name Studies. Where people have reversed the usual way of finding families, by researching a family name and working out how they are related.

Other Societies:

Botany Bay Family History Society. 

NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc. The association is the umbrella body for family history societies in NSW and ACT, Australia.

Parramatta Family History Group

Hunter Valley ancestors. Free or Felon?  A website detailing the local history for Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Cyndi’s List One of the largest collection of genealogical links for the region. Organised by category and regularly updated.


Research by Lily. Our founding president, Lilian Magill, is a qualified Geneological Researcher. If you would like assistance with your research please consider employing her services.


Inside History - an Australian, independent, award-winning publication. Highly recommended.

Irish Wattle  - a series of publications on the 18th Irish Convict transport vessels. Thoroughly researched and indexed. Examines details of voyage, convictions and the lives of the convicts.


Coat of Arms DataBase - the COADB claims to be the most complete collection of Coat of Arms artwork and explanations. It provides many different versions of the coat of arms for each name. There is also the opportunity to purchase Coat of Arms merchandise - pictures, t-shirts.

About Genealogy:

got genealogy.com: using the tools of the future to discover your past. Has information about genealogy, a Blog, How to Videos and handouts available:
Golden Rules of Genealogy
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