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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

Newspapers

  • 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.

Cemeteries

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