Category Archives: Australia

New free historical records on FamilySearch include four million Australian wills and probates

If your ancestors settled in the state of Victoria in Australia, you may become a very happy camper when you explore the new collection of almost four million wills, probates and administration files. It looks like even more will be … Continue reading

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More than 9 million more Australian passenger records on Findmypast

Late last week, Findmypast merged its collection of Australian passenger lists into one simple search and added more than nine million new entries. In the collection, Australia, Inward, Outward & Coastal Passenger lists 1826-1972, there are now more than 26 … Continue reading

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Australia’s National Archives signs contracts worth $4.4m to digitize Second World War service records

The National Archives of Australia has signed contracts totalling $4.4 million for the bulk digitization of more than 650,000 Second World War service records. More than 220,000 Second World War service records have already been digitized. National Archives’ Director-General David … Continue reading

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Did your elusive ancestor end up in an Australian gaol? You may find their mug shot

When genealogists cannot find an elusive ancestor from Britain, Ireland, Canada, or the United States, it may be worthwhile to look further afield in far off places, such as the gaols in New South Wales, Australia. The NSW State Archives … Continue reading

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