Genealogy Websites

Friends of the 1st Government House Site (Inc.)

Established in 1983-To promote awareness and research into the 1st Government House Site 1788-1845.
Publish the quarterly The Site Gazette newsletter.

Australian Cemeteries Index

Transcriptions & photos of many Cemeteries mainly in NSW but expanding to rest of Australia.


History Australia is both a source site and a gateway site designed for people with an interest in Australian history. New material, resources and research tools are being added on regular basis.

The Ryerson

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.
Some 410 Newspapers and 7,992,986 entries (as at November 2021).

Irish Famine

The Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine (1845-1848) located at Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie St Sydney.
The web site also contains some of the records of the 4400 Irish Orphan Girls who were shipped to Australia during 1848-1850.

Australian ANZACS on the Great War

Established in 2003. A database of the 330,000 men and women who served overseas in the First Australian Imperial Force- hosted by UNSW@ADFA.

Family and Friends of the 1st

Established in 1998. Dedicated to Digger History and Keeping The Memory Alive! Of the First AIF Diggers who served in the Great War (1914-1918).
Publish quarterly Digger magazine.

The Proceedings at Old Bailey

A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court.

Australian Royalty (Convict Ancestors)

Coined from a comment by Actor Jack Thompson on Who Do You Think You Are that these days, unlike in the past, having a Convict ancestor gives you the status of Australian Royalty- Over 65,000 individual records on the data base as at December 2013.

Inside History Magazine
Now Called "Traces"

Inside History and Executive Media are excited to announce that Executive Media has purchased Inside History magazine and will continue publishing a quarterly magazine focused on promoting and advocating Australian history. To be published under a new title – Traces – .For people passionate about Australian Genealogy, history & heritage.
Published Traces magazine published quarterly.

Australian Family Tree Connections

The independent monthly magazine for Australian and New Zealand Family Historians, with a listing of genealogy events in both countries.
Publishes monthly Australian Family Tree Connections.


Website dedicated to the "Macquarie Towns" on the Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers. Includes photo galleries.
On 6 December 1810 at Government Cottage, Green Hills, Macquarie proclaimed the five towns that would become known as the 'Five Macquarie Towns'; Windsor (Green Hills), Richmond, Castlereagh, Pitt Town and Wilberforce.

Free Settler or Felon?http://www.jenwilletts.comMore than 170,000 references to Convict, Settlers Townfolk, Bushrangers, Innkeepers, Soldiers and Land Owners, Medical Practitioners and Magistrates.
Australia on the Map on the Map  (AOTM) is the history and heritage division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS). This website consequently focusses on important themes in Australian hydrographic history and heritage. This includes maritime exploration and the mapping of Australia, and where relevant, New Zealand.