Free websites for family history research

On this page, I am sharing the free websites I am currently using.  So far, these websites are for Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales, Scotland and Denmark, and I have started adding a few from Utah, United States. Another great resource for finding free websites in the United States and Canada, is The Ancestor Hunt. I will update this list as I come across other websites.

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.
  • 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 newspapers from Australia I have found on this site are The Age (Melbourne), The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Mail and Sydney Herald.  There may be other newspapers from Australia, but I haven’t been able to find any
  • Utah Digital Newspapers


There are so many websites with cemetery records, that I have set up a separate page Cemetery Records to share the other websites I have used so far.  Last year, I also set up a section on my family tree website Australian Cemeteries.

Military Records

Probate, inquests, immigration etc