Here you will find a selection of articles, reviews and various information sources, that can be used by genealogists to assist in their research. Contact us if you require any further details about any information on this page.
|Comprehensive genealogical site containing world-wide information.
This should be marked as a favourite site!
|Genealogylinks.net consists of 750 pages of now, over 12,000 links; most of them to online surname searchable records such as ship's passenger lists, church records, cemetery transcriptions, military records and censuses for USA, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.|
|On-line catalogue, giving you access to the best worldwide range of genealogy resources.|
|This site has a range of resources, tips and useful genealogy information.|
|This is the site of the Church of the Latter Day Saints who have achieved so much in making family history records available to genealogists.|
|Rootsweb is supported by ancestry.com and is a massive website. You can spend a great deal of time navigating this site as it has so much to offer.|
|This site has content relating to genealogical research in the United Kingdom and Ireland.|
|National Archives Australia||This is the archives of the Commonwealth Government so the records in its collection date mostly from Federation (1901).|
|Australian National Maritime Museum||This site offers information on convict ships and how to trace your maritime ancestors. They have created Pathfinder Guides to assist in research on various topics.|
|First Fleet Online||This is a database of those who arrived with the First Fleet and has background information on each person. There are also diary extracts, letters, general advice and suggestions and links to other sites.|
|State Records Office of NSW|| This site is continually up-dated and has searchable databases.
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|Society of Australian Genealogists||This is an excellent and informative site. Look for the e-newsletter.|
|Genealogical Society of Qld||Qld Headquarters.|
|Descendants of Convicts Group Inc, Victoria
||Victorian based information.
|Tasmanian Family History||Formerly Genealogical Society of Tasmania|
|Site of Jenny Fawcett||Excellent site and self-explanatory.|
|Convicts to Australia: A Guide to Researching Your Convict Ancestors
||An attractively presented site with sub-headings for each state of Australia.|
|History Services NSW is a one-stop research boutique that can provide you with the most comprehensive information on your NSW convict ancestor|
|National Library of Australia.||Large information source.|
|Dead Person's Society, Perth, WA||Don’t be fooled by the name of this site! It contains great information on convicts as well as members of the military. New information is constantly being added so it is a site worth revisiting.|
|Convict Central||This is a Perth Dead Persons’ Society web site and is packed with information.|
|Fremantle Prison||This site has a searchable database of nearly 10,000 convicts who were transported to the Swan River Colony from 1850 to 1868. It also has a history of the convict era in Western Australia and a virtual tour of the prison.|
|Claim a Convict||This is the site of Lesley Uebel, and is a must for those researching convicts.|
|Great Northern Road Convict Trail||Here you will find a searchable database of convicts who worked on the construction of the Great North Road, along with historical information on the road itself.|
|Milton & Ulladulla Local and Family History Site||This site is put together by family historian, Cathy Dunn, and has information relating to convicts, mostly from the Ulladulla region.|
|State Library of Queensland||Like all such repositories, it is wise to check this site for new additions and holdings.|
|Convictions: Australian Shipping on the Net||This is an excellent web-site, especially for shipping arrivals in and departures from Australia from 1788 to 1968. Passenger lists and occasional crew lists are also provided. Some shipwreck details and passenger diaries are available.|
|Australian Medical Pioneers Index||This is an interesting site with a searchable database of pioneer Australian doctors from 1700s to 1875. It includes convict doctors, ships' surgeons and medical specialists. The section on Colonial Medical Life is very well presented.|
|The Journals of Lachlan & Elizabeth Macquarie||This is the Macquarie University “Journeys in Time’ web site. It is still being developed and offers plenty of information. The Macquarie letterbooks and journals from 1787 to 1825 have been microfilmed and the originals are at the State Library of New South Wales.|
|Maitland Family History Circle||An unusual project by this group is their Cemetery Photo Search. For a fee they will send you a photograph of a cemetery headstone. They also have a message board attached to their site.|
|Archives of Tasmania||The Archives Office has developed some on-line indexes to records that are especially useful for genealogical research in Tasmania.|
|Society of Australian Genealogists||This site is worth constant visits. It has on-line searchable databases and an electronic newsletter. New to the site is a finding aid for Sydney streets. You can search the on-line index to the electoral rolls and find the electorate in which the street can be found. There is just so much to be found on this well produced site.|
|Genseek||Jenny Fawcett has created this generous web-site. It is a must for family historians as it was designed to help the researcher track down relevant sites.|
|Irish Convicts to Australia||Look at this site if you have convicts who came from Ireland.|
|Websites for Genealogists||This is an alphabetical listing of web sites useful to genealogists.|
|Archived CD Books of Australia||This project is very innovative. Rare books have been filmed and released on CD. Take a look at this site.|
|Online Sourcing of Australian Passenger Ships||This is a comprehensive index of passenger lists for Australia and New Zealand.|
|The Blackheath Connection||This is a very interesting web-site which looks more closely at the behind-the-scenes preparations for the sending of convicts to Botany Bay. Dan Byrnes has done an incredible amount of research and is to be commended for sharing it on his web-site.|
|Old Bailey Trials||The Proceedings of the Old Bailey London 1674 to 1834. A fully searchable online edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.|
|Newgate Prison||A list of Inmates, Victims and those associated with the prison.|
The London, Edinburgh, and Belfast Gazettes are the official newspapers of record in the United Kingdom.
|International Centre for Convict Studies||ICCS is a trans-national and multi-disciplinary consortium of scholars engaged in research on penal transportation and convict experience within the British Empire from 1600-1940. It includes researchers from Australia, United States, South Africa and Europe working in the disciplines of history, textual studies, archaeology, economics and sociology.|
|Convicts Transported from Lancaster Castle||This site has a database of convicts transported to Australia from Lancaster castle.|
|Lincolnshire County Council||Much of the basic information in this database has been taken from the book 'Lincolnshire Convicts to Australia, Bermuda and Gibraltar: A Study of 2000 Convicts' by C L Anderson. The database does not include those convicts who were sentenced to transportation but who do not appear to have left the country. This an on-going project, and will be updated as new information is uncovered.|
|British Library Newspaper Catalogue||This catalogue is used to find titles held in one of the world's greatest collections of western language newspapers and periodicals.|
|Warwickshire Transportations||This contains a list of Warwickshire Transportations to New South Wales Australia 1788–1840.|
|Society Of Genealogists||This site is not as extensive as one would expect for such an organisation. It does have an interesting “computers in genealogy” newsletter on the site which is worth looking at.|
|S&N Genealogists||S&N is the largest UK genealogy publisher and retailer with a wide choice of Family History Software and Data CDs for researching your family history.|
|The National Archives of Ireland||The National Archives holds the records of the modern Irish state which document its historical evolution and the creation of its national identity|
|The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland||The official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland.|
|The National Library of Ireland||The world's largest collection of Irish documentary material: books, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, drawings, photographs, maps etc.|
|Irish Migration Resource Centre||A good site to search for relatives of convicts.|