Welcome to the Australian Portal on Geni
This Australian Portal has been created to:
- Link together existing Australian projects
- Encourage new Australian projects to be created
- Encourage collaboration between Australian-based Geni users, and Geni users worldwide who have Australian interests and connections
- Promote and facilitate Australian genealogical research
- Promote Australia, its people, cultures and traditions to the wider Geni community
Please join us!
Australian Projects on Geni
- Australian Artists
- Australian Athletes
- Australian Prime Ministers
- Governors-General of Australia
- Governors of New South Wales
- Governors of Queensland
- Governors of South Australia
- Governors of Tasmania
- Governors of Victoria
- Governors of Western Australia
Projects on Australian Immigrants and Families
- Child Emigration from Britain - Australia
- Convicts and Naval Personnel on the First Fleet, Australia, 1788
- Convicts, Naval Personnel and Free Settlers on the Second Fleet, Australia, 1789
- Convicts, Naval Personnel and Free Settlers on the Third Fleet, Australia, 1791
- Australian Royalty: A family tree of colonial Australians, their forbears and descendants
- Australian Stewarts
- Western Australian Pioneers - Their ancestors and descendants
- Rheuben - Marks - Solomon(s) families in early Australia (1800's)
- Sherwood Family in Australia
- Pilven family
- Coast Family
General articles and lists
- Indigenous Australians
- Australian English vocabulary
- Explorers of Australia
- List of Prime Ministers of Australia
- Arts in Australia
- Culture of Australia
- Comic books
- Australian Rules Football
- Australian Football League (AFL)
- Australian national rugby league team (the Kangaroos)
- Australian national rugby union team (the Wallabies}
- Australia national association football team (the Socceroos)
- Australian cricket team
Australian Research Resources
- Australian family history and genealogy selected websites - National Library of Australia
- Australian Jewish Online Resources
- Browse through 29,621 images
- Correctional Institutions
- Court Records
- Gaol Records
- Occupational and Guild Records
State Public Record Offices
State Public Record Offices include information on passenger lists, wills and probates, prisoners and convicts and much more!
- Public Record Office, Victoria
- NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
- Births, Deaths and Marriages - Queensland search for registered births up to and including 1914; deaths up to and including 1964 and marriages up to and including 1934.
- Department of Attorney General:Registery of Births, Deaths & Marriages - West Australia Search historic births, marriages and deaths registered since 1841.
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia has a site Trove which is a searchable collection of Australian and online resources which includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
- All residents of Victoria (Australia) are entitled to apply for a library card that provides remote access to all the online State Library of Victoria resources. There are similar facilities provided for residents of each of the other Australian states and territories through their state and territorial libraries.
Try your local State Library:
- State Library of New South Wales which includes the Mitchell Library and Dixson Library. These two libraries house a world-renown collection of research materials on Australian history, with an emphasis on New South Wales.
- State Library of Queensland The John Oxley Library within the State Library of Queensland is a centre for research and study relating to Queensland.
- State Library of South Australia has an extensive collection of South Australiana and also materials relating to the Northern Territory prior to 1911.
- State Library of Tasmania which includes the Archives Office of Tasmania and the Heritage Collections of the State Library of Tasmania.
- State Library of Western Australia which includes the J S Battye Library of West Australian History.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial includes a shrine, a museum and an archive - a valuable resource for genealogists.
- Roll of Honour "The Roll of Honour records and commemorates the names of Australia’s war dead. It takes the form of bronze panels in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the Roll of Honour database".
- Commemorative Roll which includes the names of Australians, not eligible to be included in the Roll of Honour. "It includes those Australians who died while members of Allied Forces, the Merchant Navy, philanthropic organisations attached to the forces, or as war correspondents or photographers".
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
This site commemorates the 1 700 000 men and women from the Commonwealth who died in WWI and WWII. There are many Australians listed in their records, and in some instances, next of kin are also listed. Details given include the name, rank, service number, regiment, and date of death. If the person is buried, the cemetery is given and a reference to the grave. There is usually a map of the cemetery to enable you to locate the grave. If the person is listed on a memorial, there might be a reference to the panel on which you would find the name.