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Genealogy Information

 CDs for Genealogy Research 

Below is a list of CDs which may be available for viewing throughout the various libraries both local and state, LDS Family History Centres and Family History Societies in general (see also notes). Also, a selection of CDs can be viewed at Genealogy Interest Group meetings.

* Australian Electoral Rolls Volume 1 (AIGS, VIC)
* Australian Gazetteer 1840s (Macbeth)
* AGCI:Australian Genealogical Computer Index
* AGCI:Australian Genealogical Computer Index Vol 2
* Births in Australia 1788 - 1828 (James Hugh Donohoe)
* The Convicts and Exiles transported from Ireland 1791-1820 (James Hugh Donohoe 1941)
* Early Australian Electoral Rolls Vol 1
* Early Australian Historical Records Index 1788 - 1843 (L Uebel)
* First Fleet Families (James Hugh Donohoe 1941)
* Index to Colonial Convict Movements 1827-1853 (Gen Soc of Vic)
* Index to Historical Records of Australia 1788 - 1848 (Elizabeth Hook)
* The Australian Pastoral Directory 1923
* Wives and children of Irish convicts petitioned by husbands and fathers (Central Coast NSW FHS)

New South Wales
* Bounty Immigration NSW 1828 - 1842
* Census for NSW 1828
* Convict and Employees (NSW) Index: 1828, 1832-1833, Jan 1838-Jan 1844 (from SRNSW and NSW Govt Gazette sources)
* The Convict Ships 1787 - 1868 (Charles Bateson)
* Convicts to New South Wales 1788 - 1812 (ed Carol Baxter)
* Deane Index Re-Indexed 1823-1840 (Colonial office correspondence)
* Free Railway Passes (NSW) Index 1880-1892
* General Muster and Land & Stock Muster of NSW 1882 (Carol Baxter)
* General Muster List of NSW 1823, 1824 and 1825
* Immigration Deposit Indexes:
- Immigration Deposit Journals (NSW) Index 1853-1900
- Immigration Deposit Regulations Supplementary Index
- Oct 1856 to Dec 1857 - Immigrants & Depositors Lists on both
* Index to the NSW Convict Indents 1788 - 1842
* Manly Cemetey Transcripts 1845-1993 (NJ Vine Hall)
* Macquarie Park Cemetery Transcriptions
* New South Wales Pioneers Index (Births, Marriages and Deaths) 1788 - 1888
* New South Wales Federation Series (Births, Marriages and Deaths) 1889 - 1918
* New South Wales Between The Wars (Marriages and Deaths) 1919 - 1945
* NSW Land Records : First Title holders of Land
* NSW Post Office Directory 1904 (Archive CD Books Australia)
* NSW SMH, BDM and Funeral Notices 1831 - 1853 (Gould)
* Pastkeys Miscellaneous Indexes:
- Unclaimed letters (Noting Ship or Regiment) Index 1836-1852 (extracted from NSW Gov Gazette lists)
- Unemployed Registers 1860, 1884 Index
- Wages Paid to Orphans Index 1849-51 (Irish Orphan girls)
* Pictorial Cemetery Register (Campbelltown District Family History Society)
* The Port Jackson Convicts Anthology (Indexed L Uebel)
* Rookwood Cemetery Transcriptions SAG
* Sydney Post Office Directory (Cox & Co)
* 1828 Census for New South Wales
* Unassisted Arrivals (NSW) Index 1842-56 & Ships & Masters to Sydney Index 1942-56
* Waverley and South Head Cemetery Transcriptions (SAG 2005)
* Yewen's Directory of Landowners of NSW 1900

* Victorian Births, Marriages and Deaths 1836 - 1888
* Federation Index. Victoria 1889 - 1901
* Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902 - 1913
* Great War Index. Victoria 1914 - 1920
* Death Index. Victoria 1921 - 1985
* Immigration to Victoria 1852 - 1879
* Marine Births, Marriages and Deaths. Victoria 1853 - 1920
* Inquest Index. Victoria 1840 - 1980
* Victorian Probate Index 1841 - 1992
* Victorian Marriages 1921 - 1942
* Victorian Post Office Directory 1904

* Qld Pioneers Index 1829-1889 BDM (Qld Reg Gen Office)
* Qld Federation Index 1890-1914 BDM (Qld Reg Gen Office)

South Australia
* South Australian Birth Registrations 1842 - 1906
* South Australian Birth Registrations 1907 - 1928
* South Australian Marriage Registrations 1842 - 1916
* SA Marriage Registrations 1917-1934 (Macbeth Gen Services)
* SA pre-civil Registration Marriages (G Jaunay 1944)
* South Australian Death Registrations 1842 - 1915
* SA Death Registrations 1916-1972 (AL Cobiac)
* South Australian Post Office Directory 1903

* Tasmanian Pioneers Index 1803 - 1899
* Tasmanian Convict Index
* Tasmanian Collection of Records 1830-1930s (Macbeth Gen Services)
* Tasmanian Post Office Directory 1904

West Australia
* West Australian Pioneers Index 1841 - 1905

Northern Territory
* NT BDM Historical Index 1870 - 1913 (Births to 1918)

British Isles
* 1851 British Census (Devon, Norfolk and Warwick only), LDS
* 1881 British Census and National Index, LDS
* National Burial Index (England and Wales 1538 - 2000), LDS
* 1891 London Census
* Index to Irish Wills 1848 - 1858
* Vital Records Index of the British Isles 1538 - 1906, LDS
* Family History Library Catalogue (FHC) for LDS dated 2002

* Parish Maps of NSW (Crown Lands Administration)
* Palmers Index to the London Times 1790 - 1905, NSW State Library

1 The CD's listed are by no means exhaustive as more become available for viewing at the various centres so check with them to ascertain their holdings as bookings may be essential.
2 The Internet version of FHC is updated daily

 Genealogical Interest Group Updates 4/2004 
The following information comes courtesy of LDS Family History Centre, Mortdale, NSW and is contained in Hugh Wallis's Web Sites at:

IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles and North America
Lists of parishes that have been extracted and indexed by county are given with their IGI batch number. Selection is by country then county then parish. Batch numbers for the parish are given by dates,christenings and marriages.
Click on a bacth number and choose either the whole batch or persons of a certain name. The program will then direct you to the IGI listing within that parish and all the names in alphabetical order.

IGI Middle Name Index
This web site also gives information on searching IGI English and Scottish Middle Names which is excellent for finding ancestors who have a common surname like Smith or Brown but have an unusual middle name as the IGI does not search middle names. Selection is by county and middle initial. All middle names with the initial entered will appear.
Click on the one required and a list will be given from which to choose.
Click on the chosen person and the program takes you to the IGI entry.

 Some Internet Web Sites for Genealogy   (new additions are coloured red)

NSW Registry for Births Deaths and Marriages
State Library of New South Wales – with links to other sites
State Records of New South Wales – Convicts and Shipping etc.
City of Sydney Archives
Australian War Memorial Records
Database of 330,000 Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918
Australian Light Horse Association
Australian National Maritime Museum
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Royal Australian Historical Society
SAG (Society of Australian Genealogists)
Australian Cemeteries Index
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Rookwood Independent Cemetery
Includes Uniting, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist & Wesleyan burials
Catholic Cemeteries Board
Includes Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Field of Mars, Liverpool and North Rocks
Jewish Trust at Rookwood
Includes a grave search facility
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Includes search facility
National Library of Australia
Has links to Australian State Libraries and Archives, FHS, BDMs, Cemeteries, Immigration, Convicts, Military & Service Records and Overseas Collections
Victorian BDM certificate transcription service
Subscription site with a wide range of UK and Australian databases
Irish Rebels to Australia
This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to NSW from 1791 to 1834

GENUKI (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland) Recommended starting point
UK National Archives
British Archives
UK Family Records Centre - with an extensive list of links
Free BMD
Society of Genealogists (UK)
National Maritime Museum Greenwich UK
Gentleman’s Magazine - a wealth of information on UK events and/or families of note
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
A database featuring BT27 Outboard Passengers leaving the British Isles from 1890 to 1960 for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA.
Access to online indexes to births, marriages and deaths from 1 Jan 1855 as well as images of the actual records on a pay-per-view basis. Also census, old parish registers of baptisms and marriages from 1553 and Wills.
Previously known as this website offers pay-per-view and subscription access to the Civil Registration Index for England & Wales, census records, city directories and Passenger Lists of Ships Leaving the UK 1890-1919.
A subscription based site that contains wills, marriage records, court records, apprenticeship records, maps and other goodies.
An inexpensive pay-per-view service based on the indexes and records of S&N Genealogy Supplies.
County records, family sites, Societies, Libraries, Surname variants and Passenger lists

Cyndi’s List excellent source for WORLD genealogy sites
Web Sites for Genealogists by Cora Num (comprehensive listing of world web sites)
Latter Day Saints - IGI has over 600 million names listed
A fascinating list of old medical terms
Claims to be UK's largest family tree, genealogy and ancestry web site
Guild of One Name Studies - has many links to other sites for family history generally
International Surname Navigator
Universal Name Search
Roots Web - subscribe to Lists of persons searching for family and missing links, events, etc
Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation - regarding DNA
The etymology and lists of first names
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
A 19th century calendar
Find out what day of the week your ancestor was born, married and died.

PAF 5 can be downloaded from here
PAF Review - an electronic newsletter for PAF
The end of PAF?

Note: This list will be continually reviewed as updates and new web sites become available.

Compiled by John Shortland for HSCC