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Free websites for family history research

In this post, I am sharing the free websites I am currently using.  So far, these websites are for Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales and Scotland.  I am also going to copy this post to my Resources section, and update it as I expand my research into other countries.

Births Deaths and Marriages


  • Trove
  • The Ryerson Index
  • Herald Sun Tributes From this search form you can search other newspapers from around Australia. Some of the newspapers include Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Sydney, and Tasmania
  • The Age Tributes. Most of the tributes are only for recent notices.
  • com This website includes newspapers from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. I generally find these notices when I use Google at the end of my checklist to search for any additional information for a person.
  • Google News Archive Search The two newspapers from Australia on this site are The Age (Melbourne), and The Sydney Morning Herald.


There are so many websites with cemetery records, that I have decided to set up a separate post to share the other websites I have used so far.

Military Records

Probate, inquests, immigration etc