USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
Developed by John Boyd, Research Director, Fellowship of First Fleeters
John is a descendant of Frederick Jnr.
Follow the link to the Fellowship of First Fleeters, South Coast Chapter for many useful links that John has researched over the years - http://www.fffsouthcoast.50g.com/genealogy.htm
Text of links for FMDG AGM
If you like jigsaw puzzles, detective novels, Cluedo and the
Thrill of a chase, you’ll love GENEALOGY @ Janet Reakes Historian 1986
Tracing one’s ancestors can be a thrilling and rewarding experience – but it can also be frustrating and expensive. GENEALOGY helps you gain an appreciation of your ancestors and you delve into your Family Tree.
And., importantly, remember that you can’t change what has already happened!
GOLDEN RULES OF GENEALOGY
@ Australian Family Tree Connections Magazine December 2011
USEFUL WEB SITES
NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriage www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/
Records since 1788 of Births (up to 1911), Deaths (up to1981) and Marriages (up to 1961).
The State Archives- State Records NSW www.records.nsw.gov.au
The repository of the official archives of the State of NSW
Publish a monthly electronic newsletter advising updates etc
Society of Australian Genealogists www.sag.org.au
Established in 1937- Helping people trace family history for over 75 years
Publish a monthly electronic newsletter advising upcoming events and courses. Also have started giving podcasts on history Publish the quarterly ‘Descent’ magazine
Fellowship of First Fleeters www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au
Established in 1968- For Descendants of those who arrived in Sydney Cove with the First Fleet on 26th January 1788
Publish the bi-monthly ‘Founders’ Magazine
FFF South Coast Chapter www.fffsouthcoast.50g.com
One of 15 Chapters of the FFF-Established in 2002- For those First Fleet descendants living in the area between Engadine and Birrill Lake
Publish the bi-monthly ‘Colony’ Newsletter
The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association Inc www.the1788-1820pioneerassociation.org.au
Established in 1968- for those descendants of the early pioneers up to 1820 and to encourage the preservation of our heritage
Publish bi-monthly ‘The Pioneer Gazette’
Descendants of Convicts Inc www.vicnet.net.au
Established in 1981-for those who can claim a convict forebear, transported to the Australian Colony between 1788 and 1868.
Publish the bi-monthly ‘The Mail’ newsletter
Friends of the 1st Government House Site (Inc) www.ffghs.org.au
Established in 1983-To promote awareness and research into the 1st Government House Site 1788-1845
Publish the quarterly ‘The Site Gazette’ newsletter
State Library/Mitchell Library/Dixon Collection www.sl.nsw.gov.au
The State Library of NSW, including the Mitchell Library and the Dixon Collection, is the unique major research and reference library in NSW
Australian Cemeteries Index www.austcemindex.com
Transcriptions & photos of many Cemeteries mainly in NSW but expanding to rest of Australia
Convict Stockade www.historyaustralia.org.au
A Wiki site for Australian Convict Researchers
The Ryerson Index www.ryersonindex.org
An index to contemporary death notices and obituaries in Australian Newspapers
-Some 199 Newspapers and 3,384,335 entries (as at Feb 2012)
National Archives of Australia www.naa.gov.au
Described on their web site as the memory of our nation- collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.
National Library of Australia www.nla.gov.au
‘We cannot understand the present or plan for the future without the knowledge of the past’ – Prime Minister Harold Holt, Stone Ceremony March 1966.
Established by the National Library of Australia – The digitised newspapers of Australia from the 1820’s onwards
Irish Famine Memorial www.irishfaminememorial.org
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 1914-1918 www.aif.adfa.edu.au
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.
Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au
A Museum commemorating the sacrifice of Australians who died in War
Publishes a regular Electronic newsletter + the ‘Wartime’ magazine
Roll of Honour- Australian War Memorial www.awm.gov.au/research/people.roll_of_honour/
Records of Australia’s war dead
WW2 Nominal Roll www.ww2roll.gov.au
Service record details of individuals who served in Australia’s defence forces and the Australian Merchant Navy during World War 2
Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org
Commemorates the 1,7000,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
A project set up by the UK Ministry of Defence to photograph every war grave, individual memorial and family memorial of serving personnel from WW1 to the present day. Due to popularity it has now been extended to all nationalities and military conflicts.
Family and Friends of the 1st AIF www.fffaif.org.au
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
Free Family Tree Site (Tribal Pages) www.tribalpages.com
Enables you to build your own Family Tree Web Site easily and effortlessly- Over 350,000 Family Trees hosted by the web site.
Free Family Tree Site (Mundia by hosted Ancestory.com) www.mundia.com.au
Enables you to create your Family Tree, trace your family history, and connect with relatives around the world
The Proceedings at Old Bailey 1674-1913- www.oldbaileyonline.org
Records of the trials of non-elite people, containing the records of 197745 criminal trails held at London’s Central Criminal Court.
Australian Royalty (Convict Ancestors) www.easystreetretreat.com.au/australianroyalty/
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 52000 individual records on the data base as at November 2011
Inside History Magazine www.insidehistory.com.au
For people passionate about Australian & New Zealand Genealogy, history & heritage
Published ‘Inside History’ magazine bi-monthly
Australian Family Tree Connections Magazine www.aftc.com.au
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’
These are just a small sample of the many WEB SITES and History Publications available to assist with your research, but always apply GOLDEN RULES OF GENEALOGY Nos 5 & 6 when searching and using information available on the Internet.
John Boyd, Research Director,
Fellowship of First Fleeters
This Web Site was last updated on 14th April 2014