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National
Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 (not South Australia) on Ancestry.com. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. A variety of subscription options offer access to digitised copies of the original records. This collection currently includes the following: 
• ACT 1928-1931, 1935, 1937, 1943, 1949, 1954; 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980.
• NSW 1930-1937, 1943,  1949, 1953-1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980. 
• NT 1922, 1928-1931, 1934, 1937, 1943, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980. 
• QLD 1903, 1905-1906, 1908-1910, 1912-1917, 1919, 1921-1922, 1925-1926, 1928-1932, 1934, 1936-1937, 1943, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980.
• TAS 1914-1917, 1919, 1921-1922, 1925, 1928-1931, 1934, 1936-1937; 1943-1944, 1949, 1954.
• VIC 1856, 1903, 1905-1906, 1908-1910, 1912-1922, 1924-1928, 1931-1937, 1942-1943, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980. 
• WA 1903, 1905-1906, 1909-1922, 1925-1926, 1928-1931, 1934, 1936-1937, 1943, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1977, 1980.

Findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website, which launched in May 2010. The website currently offers subscription access to a collection of over 35 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Records include cemetery records, probate, land & court records, migration records, criminal reports, electoral rolls & censuses, directories, almanacs & government gazettes and military records.

Rootsweb Australia Mailing Lists (150+). Join a local area mailing list. It is a great way to meet other researchers with an interest in the same local area. If you do not want to join, then go to the list's site and search or browse the archives for names and places of interest.

PANDORA Australia's Web Archive collects and provides long-term access to selected online publications and web sites about Australia. Try a global search for the surname or place of interest.

It's An Honour -Australian Honours List database lists all Australians who have received honours since 1901.

Rootsweb Australian Records. This site allows you to surname search contributed records containing 71,604 distinct surnames for selected states and towns.

Australian Heritage.  This web site for the magazine of the same title features a comprehensive Australian Historical Towns Directory where you can you can access regional guides which include a wealth of information about the location, history, local organizations and museums.

The Australian Heritage Council. The Australian Heritage Database is available online and contains information about more than 20,000 natural, historic and Indigenous places.

Australasia Church Albums. This site provides images of churches in Australia and New Zealand, both past and present, with a description or history of each.

Guide to Australian Business Records. This guide to Australian business heritage can be browsed alphabetically. The site offers a brief history of the company plus a link to any archival, heritage or published sources.

First Families 2001 Database recorded information about the earliest members of the submitters family to have lived in Australia. This database has been archived to PANDORA.

Ian Evans World of Old Houses. An Australian guide to caring for and restoring old houses.

Australian Capital Territory
The Canberra History Web is a site for those interested in Canberra's local and family history. There sections on history, convicts, cemeteries, obituaries, interesting places, blog, photos and links.

Hidden Canberra  by Ann Gugler focuses on Westlake, but also includes early Canberra material and photographs. The site documents the hidden temporary camps and settlements where construction workers lived out of sight of permanent Canberra. sPhotographs, family histories, 1913 census records and electoral rolls for 1916, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955, and 1967 are available.

Early Canberra by Ann Gugler. This site complements the Hidden Canberra site (above) by extending the information to include articles from newsspapers and other sources 1909-1930s. The Peoplesection includes obituaries plus other information. There are details on the naming of Canberra, the laying of the foundation stone by the Prince of Wales in 1920 plus information on the development of the city, the camps and early permanent suburbs.

ACT Records by Ann Gugler. This extensive collection includes electoral rolls and numerous occupational lists for public servants, postmasters, foremen, construction workers; stock owners and much more. This site was hosted by Genseek Genealogy which is no longer available.

New South Wales
Sands Directories for Sydney and New South Wales (1858-1933) on Ancestry.com. This collection is fully indexed and searchable. There is a free name search and charges apply to view the original images.

 

State Records New South Wales, Indexes Online include:
Bankruptcy and Insolvency with indexes to bankruptcy records (1888-1928) and insolvency records 1842-1887.
Education and Child Welfare include Schools and Related Records (1876-1979). A search of this index returns the name of the school, date, item and remarks.

Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899 This site also includes Moreton Bay cases (1850-1859)
and Port Phillip District cases (1841-1847). There are subject and case indexes plus information on how to use this site for family history research. There are also links to other similar sites. Updated

NSW, and some ACT, Church Photographs . This site is designed for those planning a wedding but it features an extensive collection of photographs.

Internet History Resources offers over 20,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales. An annual subscription fee ($44) applies but some sample material is available.

Batemans Bay Historical Information.

Life in Bathurst by the Family History Group of Bathurst. This site contains a series of downloadable newspaper articles describing  Bathurst in the 1830s. There is also a list of Bathurst landholders 1885.

Bellingen GenWeb  with genealogy transcripts on, from and about Bellingen Shire.

City of Canterbury (Sydney). The Library and Heritage link offers access to an extensive local history collection covering the suburbs of Ashbury, Belfield, Belmore, Beverley Hills, Campsie, Canterbury, Croydon Park, Earlwood, Hurlstone Park, Kingsgrove, Lakemba, Narwee, Punchbowl, Riverwood, Roselands and Wiley Park.

Byng and Cobar local history information by the Cornish Association of New South Wales.

Forbes Family History Group has transcripts of 1872 Grevilles Post Office Directory for Forbes, Condobolin, Goolalong and Grenfell online plus a Forbes and district death index (1940s-2008). 

Gerringong and District Historical Society.A transcript of the Gerringong Landholders Returns 1885 is available online and lists location, occupier, acres and numbers of horses, cattle, sheep and pigs held.

Hay Historical Society local history collection for Hay and surrounding district, including the villages of Booligal, Booroorban, Carrathool, Gunbar, Maude, Mossgiel and Oxley. The History Pages include biographies of key pioneers. The Lists and Indexes include deaths registered at Hay (1859-1862) and a list of land-holders of Hay and surrounding districts 1902.

Helensburgh and District Historical Society covers Helensburgh and the villages of Waterfall, Garrawarra, Stanwell Park, Stanwell Tops, Otford, Lilyvale and Cawley. An extensive collection of online information is available.

Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group. Hill End & Tambaroora were important gold mining towns in the Central West of New South Wales, closely associated with the Turon and Macquarie Rivers. The site has maps to find out where Hill End & Tambaroora are in relation to Bathurst, Orange, Mudgee and Sofala. Other gold mining towns within the region are Hargraves (Louisa Creek), Avisford, Chambers Creek, Pyramul, Palmers Oakey, Sallys Flat, Wattle Flat, Burrendong and Stuart Town. The online databases include 1891 NSW Census, Electoral Rolls, Mines and Claims on Hawkins Hill (to come), Petitions, Book indexes and Hill End WW1 Honour Roll. New

Hunter Valley Genealogy Forum covers the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Northern Rivers, Sydney and  Hawkesbury Valley.

Hurstville Family History Society (Sydney). Click on the Local History link for access to over forty biographies and information about places.

Manaro Mercury. Extracts, (1864-1905) compiled by S and M Grieves, to Cooma and Monaro district births, deaths and marriages and general information such as hotel licences, land grants and bankruptcy.

Marrickville Council (Sydney). Click on Library > History Services for access to local history resources. Updated

Milton Ulladulla Local and Family History site by Cathy Dunn. This site includes information on cemeteries, local history, pioneer records, convicts, servicemen, publications and more.

Monaro Pioneers with extensive resources for Eden and Monaro research. There are histories for the towns of Adaminaby, Alum Creek, Ando, Bemboka, Berridale, Billilingera, Bombala, Bredbo, Bungarby, Bunyan, Candelo, Cooma, Dalgety, Delegate, Jindabyne, Kameruka, Kiandra, Lobbs Hole, Michelago, Nimmitabel, Rocky Hall, Rocky Plain, Round Plain, Tantawanglo, Towamba, West Denison, Wyndham, Wolumla and Yarrangobilly. The Monaro Pioneers Families Search details 2000+ families online.

Mosman Council - Local Studies (Sydney). The collection includes current and retrospective material on Mosman people, places and events. Online material includes Mosman memories of your street, Mosman voices, Mosman faces, images collection, researching the history of a Mosman property plus a list of publications available for sale. 
 

Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond by Stuart Gregory. This site contains detailed information of families in this area. Most common surnames are Absalom, Atkins, Bignell, Blanch, Brown, Cameron, Campbell, Cox, Davis, Gregory, James, Jeffress, Jones, Lee, Mackinnon, Martin, Moore, Mudford, Murray, Parker, Robinson, Smith, Stace, Taylor, Thompson, Waldron, Walmsley, Williams and Wilson. 

Murwillumbah Area School Photograph Collection. This site features a collection of school photographs from the Murwillumbah area of Northern New South Wales. The names of students and teachers are shown if known.The photos date from 1890s to 1962. Each year more photographs will be added as copyright expires. Schools (many now closed) include public schools at: Blunobia, Bray's Creek, Byangum, Byrrill Creek, Carool, Chillingham, Doon Doon, Dum Dum, Dungay, Eungella, Fingal, Kunghur, Limpinwood, Midginbil, Mt. Burrell, Murwillumbah South (infants school), Nobby's Creek, Numinbah, Pumpenbil, Rowland's Creek, Terragon, Tumbulgum, Tyalgum Creek, Tyalgum, Uki and Uki convent school.New

Newcastle Region Library offers access to Local Studies e-resources including the Hunter photobank, Newcastle Herald index (1869-1984), Newcastle cemetery index, Hunter Valley place names index, Newcastle cultural collections database and the Newcastle earthquake database.

Free Settler or Felon is a searchable database of 167,000+ references to convicts, settlers, townsfolk, bushrangers, innkeepers, soldiers and land owners. Areas covered include Newcastle, Maitland, Paterson, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Raymond Terrace, Dungog, Morpeth, Wollombi, Central Coast, Murrurundi, Scone and more.


The Newtown Project (Sydney) offers historical information about the Newtown Municipality and access to a variety of online resources. Ongoing projects are digitising or transcribing records such as council assessment books; minutes of the Newtown Municipal Council and rate books.

Penrith City e-History (Sydney). This historical gateway includes access to a wide variety of online indexes. Places covered include Bringelly, Cambridge Park, Castlereagh, Colyton, Dunheved, Emu, Emu Ferry, Kingswood, Penrith, Regentville, St Marys, Mulgoa and Werrington.

Pittwater Library Service Local History Site (Sydney) features historical information and photos on the following suburbs: Avalon, Barrenjoey, Bayview, Bilgola, Bungan, Church Point, Clareville, Coasters Retreat, Elanora Heights, Ingleside, Mackerel Beach, Mona Vale, Newport, North Narrabeen, Palm Beach, Pittwater, Scotland Island, Warriewood and Whale Beach.

Randwick City Council (Sydney). Click on Library then Local Studies for access to the local studies index search plus details on tracing the history of a house. Click on About Randwick for an A-Z of people and places plus local suburb profiles for Chifley, Clovelly, Coogee, Kensington, Kingsford, La Perouse, Little Bay, Malabar, Maroubra, Matraville, Phillip Bay, Randwick and South Coogee.

Richmond River Historical Society (Lismore). Online indexes include soldiers who enlisted in World War I; cemeteries, obituary and death notices; plus localities, people and subjects. There is an expanded and revised index to Louise Tiffany Daley's book Men and a River, a history of the first fifty years of settlement plus an augmented index to Sword and Lance by M J Buckley.

Rylstone and District Historical Society Local & Family History Group Wiki covers an area of the Central Tablelands of New South Wales encompassing approximately 1.6 million acres or 6,500 kilometres. Roughly, this area is bounded by the villages of Capertee, Glen Davis, Widden, Baerami, Wollar, Cooyal, Cudgegong, Crudine, and Sofala, and includes within this area Bylong, Lue, Ilford, Glen Alice, Rylstone, and Kandos. The wiki already has pages for more than 1,500 individuals and families, 700 localities and 400 rural properties. It also has many other pages relating to a wide variety of subjects connected to the area.

Southern Tablelands History Matters is online Regional History forum presented by the Southern Tablelands Regional Library. This forum aims to showcase some of the history of Goulburn and it's surrounding regions using words and images from the Regional Library's collections. 

Springwood Historians History Blog aims to disseminate (as well as gather) local and family history information from the Springwood area, which encompasses the villages of Linden, Faulconbridge, Valley Heights and Winmalee in the Blue Mountains.


Sutton Forrest. This site offers information and photographs for this area of the Southern Highlands.

Sydney Benevolent Asylum Index to Admissions and Discharges 1857-1900 by Heather Garnsey & Martyn Killion. The asylum was established in 1818 as a philanthropic organisation to care for the needy of Sydney. It served a vital role caring for the poor, abandoned, destitute and sick. This free online database indexes 78,000 names plus there is a free search service available to check for any additional information. 

Sydney Streets. This site includes an online video which features historic photographs from the City of Sydney Archives with a commentary by city historians Shirley Fitzgerald and Lisa Murray. Use the Guide to Sydney Street Names to discover the locations and name origins of Sydney's streets, past and present. Plus there is lots of other fascinating material available. 

Dictionary of Sydney Project is a new resource for historical information about Sydney and its suburbs. There are 652 suburb demographic profiles that provide an insight to the demographic characteristics of these suburbs.

Sydney Streets & Electoral Rolls 1903-1984 one of the Society of Australian Genealogists databases. This index lists the relevant Federal Division/Subdivision for each Sydney street.

Local History Information for Tahmor and Glenmore by Marlane Fairfax.

Tumbarumba Times extracts from 1884 including births, marriages, deaths, probates, memoriams and general information compiled by S and M Grieves.

History of Waverley (Sydney) includes a detailed selection of items of historical interest.

AUS-NSW-WEST Mailing List Homepage. The major towns covered by this mailing list are Broken Hill, Wentworth, Balranald, Hay, Nyngan, Cobar, Bourke and Walgett. This site contains information and databases of interest to those researching in this area.

Hotels and Publicans Licences by Rusheen Craig. The Western NSW index 1865-1900 includes Balranald, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Cobar, Hay, Nyngan, Walgett, Wentworth and Wilcannia. Part of Central NSW 1865-1870 has been indexed and includes Albury, Carcoar, Corowa, Cowra, Deniliquin, Dubbo, Forbes, Molong, Wagga Wagga, Warren and Wellington. Information is arranged alphabetically by hotel name and includes details of licensees some entries include further information and photographs.

Wollongong City Library's History link includes local history information and details of early residents for the suburbs of Austinmer, Avondale, Balgownie, Bellambi, Berkeley, Brownsville, Bulli, Cleveland, Clifton, Coalcliff, Coledale, Corrimal, Cringila, Dapto, Fairy Meadow, Figtree, Gwynneville, Helensburgh, Horsley, Kanahooka, Kembla Grange, Koonawarra, Mount Keira, Mount Kembla, Otford, Port Kembla, Primbee, Russell Vale, Stanwell Park, Thirroul, Unanderra, Warrawong, Windang, Wollongong, Woonona, Wongawilli and Yallah. The Illawarra Images Historical Database is also online.

Woollahra Municipal Council.(Sydney). Click on Library, then Local History for access to a comprehensive collection of historical information for local suburbs, streets, houses and families.

Yass Courier Extracts (1857-1905) including engagements and marriages, births, deaths, probates and memoriams plus other general information compiled by S and M Grieves.

Northern Territory
Alice Springs Library. This site offers information about the Alice Springs Collection and the Centralian Advocate index currently available for 1947-1955.

Queensland
State Library of Queensland - Online Indexes are available for employees of Queensland Railways Department and the Southern and Western Railway, miners involved in Queensland mining accidents (1882-1900) and persons called before Queensland Government Committees (1860-1920).

Online Name Indexes to Queensland Records on Judy Webster's Genealogy Advice for Australia, especially Queensland. These include old age pensions; hospital admission registers; mental asylum records; police watchhouse records; prison records and much more. Updated

Collection of Queensland Links on Other Genealogy Information collected by David Horton and Kerry Raymond. Includes a Queensland genealogy timeline, University of Queensland honour rolls, war memorials, index to Moreton Bay Courier BDM Notices (1846-1861) plus much more. There are also district links for Beaudesert, Boonah, Brisbane, Caboolture, Esk, Gatton, Redcliffe and Rosewood Scrub.

Darling Downs Obituaries 1886 and 1887 compiled by Terry Foenander from the Toowoomba Chronicle. There is an index of names for each year plus a full transcript of the obituary. Other databases include electoral rolls, hospital deaths, jurors, World War I soldiers and others.

Mackay Historical Society and Museum. Resources online include listing and history of hotels from 1862; a biographical register of former mayors from 1869; biographical register of publicans/hotel-keepers; a list of aerated water, cordial and softdrink manufacturers; listing and history of the sugar mills; a register of War Memorials and Honour Boards; a biographical register of chairmen of the Pioneer Divisional Board from 1880 (later Pioneer Shire Council and then Mackay City Council) plus much more.

Moreton Bay and Peel Island History by Peter Ludlow. This site features local history information for Moreton Bay including Peel Island's Quarantine and Leprosy Stations. 

Muttaburra is the geographical centre of Queensland. Link to Search to find a person who - is buried in the cemetery or nearby bush graves; served during a war; went to school or was a teacher; worked at the telephone exchange; owned or worked for a business or was on a committee or worked at the hospital. Link to History for more information on Muttaburra. Find out about the original inhabitants of the area - the Mootaburra tribe, read about cattle duffers, explore historic sites of interest and learn about the families (past and present) of Muttaburra. New

Toowong History Group. This site features a detailed history of Toowong, information on street names, maps and lots of photographs. New

North Queensland Resources by Family History Association of North Queensland. 

South Australia

Family History South Australia comprehensive free databases include passenger lists 1803-1853; marriages 1836-1855; births 1836-1854; persons lost and found 1838-1910; gold diggers from South Australia 1852-1853; naturalisations in SA 1839-1903; land purchases by credit selection 1869-1890; SA district constables 1853-1910; South Australian police 1838-1920; gazetted deaths 1845-1941 and WWI deaths of servicemen. The cemeteries database lists information about 1,150 SA cemeteries with links to online data if available. It includes burials in West Terrace Cemetery (Adelaide) to 1848.

Colonial South Australian Pioneers - Arrivals, births, marriages, deaths & burials 1836-1850s. This combined database by Barry Leadbeater is designed to help you locate pioneering South Australian colonists. New

Family Tree Oz.com. This site focuses mainly on South Australian resources but other material is available. Searchable historical records online include: Brentons 1870 Directory, Colonial Directory 1857, Glenelg Directory 1883, Howells Directory 1858, NSW Post Office Directory 1832, Rhodes Scholars 1903-1949, SA Auto Club Members, SA Bike Owners 1910,  SA Car Owners 1910, SA Motor Vehicle Registration 1906-1927, SA Farm Apprentices, Sands & McDougalls 1885, Tasmania Post Office Directory 1945-1946 and SA Car Registrations 1906-1927. Additional resources are being added as they become available. Searches are free and there is a fee to access scanned images of any relevant pages.

The Manning Index of South Australian History. This index contains thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine articles 1837-1937. Publications indexed include the Adelaide Times, Advertiser, Chronicle, The Critic, Express & Telegraph, Frearson's Weekly, The Herald, Illustrated Adelaide Post, The Irish Harp, The Lantern, The Mail, The News, Observer, Register, SA Gazette & Mining Journal and Southern Australian. It also includes extensive selected text from the indexed publications. The index is divided into four folders covering South Australia; Adelaide; Port Adelaide and Place Names of South Australia.

About SA Memory  is a multimedia site highlighting South Australia's people, places, issues and events from the colony's beginnings to now. There is online access to selected manuscripts, photographs, architectural plans, posters, newspaper articles, ephemera, maps and sound recordings.

Service Histories of SA State Teachers 1851-1962. This online database, by Brian Condon, is searchable by name or can be browsed alphabetically.

South Australia Genealogy Links. This site offers access to a wide variety of links for South Australian research.

Graham Jaunay's Site. This site features information and indexes for South Australian research. These include crooks, cops and victims, lonely graves, transported convicts and more.

Colonel Light Gardens Historical Society. Local history of this Adelaide suburb includes online extracts from Sands and Macdougall's directories for (1925-1930) and historical newspaper articles.

City of Mitcham (Adelaide). Click on About Council for access to Local History information which includes historical details on the thirty suburbs that make up the City of Mitcham.

South East Family History Group (Millicent). Information is available for Allendale, Beachport, Canunda, Cape Jaffa, Caroline, Carpenter's Rocks, Compton, Donovans, Drop Drop, Glenburnie, Glencoe, Gran Gran, Hatherleigh, Harris Range, Kalangadoo, Kangaroo Inn, Kingston, Kongorong, Lucindale, Mil Lel, Millicent, Moorak, Mt Burr, Mt Gambier, Mt Muirhead, Mt Schank, Murrimbum, Nangula, Nangwarry, Naracoorte, OB Flat, Penguin Island, Pt MacDonnell, Penola, Rendelsham, Robe, Sebastapol, Snuggery, South End, Suttontown, Tantanoola, Tarpeena, Tatiara, Wandilo, Wyrie  and Yahl. There is a wide variety of online databases available for these areas with others being added on a regular basis. There is also a good SA links page.

Tea Tree Gully Historical Society. This site includes a history of Tea Tree Gully, oral history, gully yarns, pioneer families, heritage photos, early farms in the district and more.

Collections of views and maps of Adelaide (1836-1929) on Mapco. This site offers access to Australian state (NSW and SA), city maps and views.

Tasmania
LINC Tasmania online name indexes includes a General index which contains a variety of references to the contents of various records. The references are mainly to people’s names but subjects are also included. Although the content of some small records are fully indexed none of the entries duplicate the other more specific indexes on this site and there is no particular relationship between the records indexed here. Digital images of the records are available online.

Companion to Tasmanian History. This site provides information about every important aspect of Tasmania’s history, covering all periods and all places.

AUS-Tasmania Genealogy by Meryl Yost. A site with information and resources for those researching Tasmanian history and genealogy. There is access to a variety of online indexes and databases.

Guide to Resources for Tasmanian Genealogy by Malcolm Ward. A comprehensive set of resources and links that is well worth checking out if you have family in Tasmania.  Scroll down the page for access to these resources and links.

Tasmania. A Collection of Tasmaniana. This site has family history, photographs, social history and much more for those interested in Tasmania.

Tasmania Gen Web with access to over 256 indexes online. Includes birth, death and marriage records, convict records, immigration, directories, occupational records, electoral rolls and more.

Tullah - The Early Days. A short history of Tullah. This site includes photographs, family information and details of the history of this small mining township in western Tasmania.

Victoria
Victoria Government Gazette Online Archive 1836-1997. This fully searchable site contains digitised images of the New South Wales Government Gazette (1836-1851), Port Phillip Government Gazette (1843-1851) and Victoria Government Gazette (1851-1997).  
                            
Dead Person's Society Melbourne. This site contains several online databases relevant to Victorian local and family history.

Health, Mental Health and Welfare digitised records, Public Record Office Victoria, includes asylum records for: Ararat, Ballarat, Ballart/Sunbury, Beechworth, Bendigo receiving ward, Collingwood, Kew, Royal Park Hospital, Sunnyside Licensed House and Yarra Bend. A digitised copy of the Alphabetical Lists of Patients in Asylums 1849-1885 is also available.

State Library of Victoria's Databases Online include the Tetlow Index to the Robert K Cole collection of Melbourne hotel records and the Darragh Index to the Melbourne German Sick and Relief Society membership 1861-1924.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria with access to databases and indexes.

Helen Doxford Harris Homepage with online indexes to missing people; women lecturers in Victoria; wife & child deserters; Victoria police & police stations; criminal & other case files; infant life protection act plus employment applications.

High Country Heritage by Dianne Carroll. A site  for those researching the history and families in the Alpine and Sub Alpine areas of South Eastern Australia. Includes information, resources, links and more.

Avoca & District Historical Society. This site features extensive online indexes and a site search engine. The records held relate to the following areas: Amherst, Amphitheatre, Avoca, Barkly, Bowenvale, Bung Bong, Crowlands, Evansford, Glenpatrick, Havelock, Homebush, Lamplough, Landsborough, Lexton, Lillicur, Moonambel, Mountain Creek, Nowhere Creek, Percydale, Redbank, Stuart Mill, Talbot, Tanwood, Timor and Warrenmang.

Ballarat & District Genealogical Society. This site offers detailed local history information on the following: Glenelg and Wannon Area; Carapook; Casterton; Dartmoor; Digby; Goroke; Hotspur; Merino and Henty; Sandford and Wando Vale. Updated

Bellarine Historical Society. This site offers links to local history information for Barwon Heads, Bellarine, Bellarine Peninsula & Shire, Clifton Springs, Curlewis, Drysdale, Indented Head, Kensington (now Leopold), Leopold, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Moolap, Murradoc, Newcomb, Newington, Ocean Grove, Point Henry, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Queenscliff, St Albans, (now Whittington), St Leonards,Wallington and Whittington. A consolidated index search is available.

Bendigo Family History. This site offers free searches of a wide variety of local indexes. New indexes are being added on a regular basis. New

Clunes historical information on Tall Trees Family History by Carolyn Harris.

Creswick by Sue O'Neill includes a selection of indexes that relate to Crewick. These include the Creswick & Clunes Advertiser database May 1859-Dec 1865.

Footscray Historical Society. Online indexes and lists include Footscray residents 1866-1867 directory, industries of Footscray 1932 index, list of maps and posters and newspaper information.

Geelong and District covering local and family history in the greater Barwon region. This site features information on cemeteries, people, places, churches and surnames. There are 1,302,047+ entries in the main database and other sundry indexes. The searchable database of book indexes includes a large number of local/regional books, many previously unindexed. 

Aus-Vic-Gippsland Mailing List. This site supports the Gippsland mailing list which includes the towns of Warragul, Leongatha, Korumburra, Morwell, Traralgon, Sale, Maffra, Bairnsdale, Orbost and Omeo. There are online resources and records available
including an index to local histories.

Glenelg and Wannon Settlers &  A local and family history site designed to share information on the early families who settled in the Glenelg and Wannon valleys of south-west Victoria, Australia. The search engine and links provide access to 1000+ pages covering Bahgallah, Byaduk, Carapook and Muntham, Casterton, Chetwynd, Coleraine, Condah, Dartmoor, Digby, Glenorchy, Goroke and Natimuk, Harrow, Heywood, Hotspur, Langkoop, Merino and Henty, Sandford, Strathdownie and Wando Vale. New

Jamieson & District Historical Society. This site features local history information for Jamieson and the region's townships, settlements and ghost towns including Darlingford, Enochs Point, Howqua, Kevington, Ten Mile, Gaffneys Creek, A1 Mine Settlement, Woods Point, Matlock and beyond.

Kingston Historical Website. This site includes articles, projects, image gallery and resources

Lang Lang & District Historical Society. This site has local history information and photographs.

Mt Rouse & District Historical Society (Penshurst) with local history information, documents, stories, information and much more.

AUS-VIC-NE (North East). This site supports the North East mailing list which includes the towns of Beechworth, Benalla, Bright, Chiltern, Cobram, Corryong, Eskdale, Euroa, Mansfield, Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Nathalia, Rutherglen, Shepparton, Tallangatta, Violet Town, Wangaratta, Wodonga/Albury and Yarrawonga. There are extensive online resources available.

Monash Public Library Service Local History Portal with access to online databases for Oakleigh.

Rowville-Lysterfield History Project. This site has a wealth of local history information where these new suburbs on Melbourne's eastern rim have recently appeared. Updated

A History of Sebastopol. (Ballarat) This site includes general information and history plus details on buildings and institutions; gold and mining; lists of hotels, mayors and streetnames.

Tarnagulla formerly known as Sandy Creek (1852-1858) centre of the Victorian goldfields. This local history site contains a wealth of information which includes various historical indexes.

Traralgon and District Historical Society. This site offers access to many local history resources.

Whitehorse Manningham Local History Database by the Whitehorse Manningham Heritage Network. This site offers access to the which covers Bennetswood, Mitcham, Blackburn, Mont Albert, Box Hill, Nunawading, Bulleen, Park Orchards, Burwood, Surrey Hills, Doncaster, Templestowe, Donvale, Vermont, Laburnam and Warrandyte.

Western Australia
Perth DPS Book Indexes of Western Australian, Histories and Biographies for Genealogists and Family Historians. There is a search engine so that the available online indexes can be searched.

Carnamah Historical Society. This site includes a database of Carnamah's past residents, local information, cemetery and roll of honour databases and much more. 

Cemetery and Historical Records in the Manjimup District  by Judith Chequer. These include Manjimup District Rate Books (1937-1938) and Timber Workers Memorial Board.

Great Southern Family History Society covers Broomehill, Cranbrook, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Katanning, Kojonup, Tambellup, Nyabing, Wagin and Woodanilling. There is information available about most of these towns. Online resources include Great Southern Herald Index to births 1917-1930 and marriages 1917-1930 plus more. New

South West Life. This site features a growing collection of historical articles on life in the South West of Western Australia. There are current articles available plus access to previous articles.

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