Family History Help - If you are new to family history start with one of the family history guides listed or contact your local family history society or library. It is important to understand one of the fundamental rules of genealogical research. Begin with yourself and work back generation by generation documenting the relationships as you go. Please remember that genealogical information found on the Internet and elsewhere should always be crosschecked with the original source documents or records wherever possible.
Internet Help - If you are new to computers and/or the Internet use one of the online tutorials listed in this category to help you learn how to use the Internet efficiently so that you can tackle family history research online.
This site is the ebooks division of Gould Genealogy. There are 50+ Unlock the Past guide books and 120+ Archive Digital Books Australia titles available as ebooks. New more
This blog examines the intersection of traditional genealogical techniques and modern genetic research. The blog also explores the latest news and developments in the related field of personal … more
FamilySearch is the family history site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free access to the world’s largest family history collection (4+ billion searchable names). … more
This new tool has replaced the Place Standard Finder and performs the same functionality and more. It provides access to standardized information about locations and can assist researchers in … more
The Family History Research Wiki has information for 244 countries. You can search by place, or topic, or just click on a region on the map and browse. If you click on All countries they are … more
This guide has everything you need to know including information on equipment to use, a list of questions and links to other resources. New more
This article details a simple system for organizing your family history files. There are links to alternative filing system descriptions and a five minute video titled 'Organize Your Records'. New more
A comprehensive free categorized and cross-referenced list of links for genealogical research worldwide. Currently there are 295,000+ links in 205 categories.
Irish Genealogy Toolkit by Claire Santry is a free and independent guide to finding your Irish ancestors. There is up to date research advice plus a vast amount of information on genealogical … more
The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records - A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage … more
Ancestry.com is a subscription-based genealogy research website with 5 billion+ records online. Some records are free but most require a subscription to access transcripts and/or digitised images of … more
Use this site to convert from calendar date and time to Julian date, and vice versa. more
Archives Outside - This site managed by State Records New South Wales has an excellent - Useful Tips for Reading Handwritten Documents. There is also a lot of other useful information and tips for … more
National Archives of Australia's Research Guides - You can browse and purchase copies from the online shop or download them for free from this site. Guides available include:• Twenty two … more
This online guide is an updated version of Steve Howe's 1997 book - Dead Reckoning: how to find your way through the Genealogical Jungle of Western Australia. This handbook/guide to family … more