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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.

Click on the ‘Resource Name’ to go to the site.

 

GENERAL SITES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
Cyndi’s List Comprehensive genealogical site containing world-wide information.
This should be marked as a favourite site!
Genealogy Links.net 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.
Family Search 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 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.
Genealogy for the United Kingdom & Ireland This site has content relating to genealogical research in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Parish Registers online
Genealogy for the United Kingdom & Ireland This site has content relating to genealogical research in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

 

GENERAL RECORD SITES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
National Archives Australia This is the archives of the Commonwealth Government so the records in its collection date mostly from Federation (1901).
National Library of Australia
State Library of NSW
State Records Office of NSW This site is continually up-dated and has searchable databases.
This should be marked as a favourite site!
State Library of Queensland
State Library of Western Australia
State Library of Tasmania

 

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
Society of Australian Genealogists This is an excellent and informative site. Look for the e-newsletter.
Genealogical Society of Queensland Qld Headquarters.
Descendants of Convicts Group Inc, Victoria Victorian based information.
Newcastle Family History Society
Nepean Family History Society

 

NEWSPAPERS

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
Australian newspapers
British newspapers archives

 

CONVICT RECORDS

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
Convicts to Australia
Index to Tasmanian convicts
Cora Num Websites for genealogists
Claim a convict- Lesley Ubel
Parramatta Female factory
Parramatta Female factory
Irish convicts
Irish convicts
First Fleet convicts
Cascades Female factory
Cascades Female factory
Convict Transportation Registers database

 

COLONIAL RECORDS

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
Red Coat Settlers
Colonial soldiers
British army in Colonial Australia
Bushrangers
Immigration records

 

UNITED KINGDOM WEBSITES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
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.
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.
Warwickshire Transportations This contains a list of Warwickshire Transportations to New South Wales Australia 1788–1840.
Inveraray Gaol
Scottish records
Yorkshire convict records

 

IRELAND SITES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
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.
General records
Irish Genealogy
Irish Roman Catholic Record

USA SITES

RESOURCE NAME WEBSITE DETAILS
History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy Some American advice on genealogy.