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
Social and Chat
States and Territories
- These colors are used as trim to disdinguish the State when identical projects are created for each State or Territory.
- Australian Capital Territory Portal
- New South Wales Portal
- Northern Territory Portal
- Queensland Portal
- South Australia Portal
- Tasmania Portal
- Victoria Portal
- Western Australia Portal
- 1788 – New South Wales, according to Arthur Phillip's amended Commission dated 25 April 1787, includes "all the islands adjacent in the Pacific Ocean" and running westward to the 135th meridian east. These islands included the current islands of New Zealand, which was administered as part of New South Wales.
- 1824 - Brisbane is founded
- 1825 – New South Wales's western border is extended to 129° E. In the same year, Van Diemen's Land is proclaimed.
- 1829 – Swan River Colony is declared by Charles Fremantle for Britain.
- 1832 – Swan River Colony has its name changed to Western Australia.
- 1836 – South Australia is proclaimed with its western border at 132° E.
- 1840 – New Zealand is proclaimed.
- 1846 – The colony of North Australia was proclaimed by Letters Patent on 17 February. This was all of New South Wales north of 26° S. Although revoked in December 1846, the colony did formally exist.
- Historical Timeline - South Australia
Australians of the Year
- Australian of the Year Award recipients
- Senior Australian of the Year Award recipients
- Young Australian of the Year Award recipients
- Australian Local Hero Award recipients
- Australian university leaders
- University of Adelaide
- Australian National University
- La Trobe University
- Macquarie University
- University of Melbourne
- University of New England
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- University of Sydney
- University of Western Australia
Entertainment & Culture
- Australian Artists
- Australian architects
- Australian composers
- Australian musicians
- Australian novelists
- Australian poets
- Australian television presenters
- Indigenous Australian musicians
- Indigenous Australian visual artists
- Indigenous Australian writers
Law & Crime
- Australian criminals
- Australians in international prisons
- Australian Federal Police killed in the line of duty
- Judges of the Supreme Court
- Justices of the High Court of Australia
- People legally executed in Australia
- Australian Living Treasures
- People on stamps of Australia
- Australian businessperson
- 1918Influenza Pandemic - Australian Survivors
- 1918 Influenza Pandemic - Australian Falalities
- Heroes Bravery Kindness and Valor - Australia
- Australian Ministers
- Australian Opposition Leaders
- Indigenous Australians in politics and public service
- Australian Ambassadors to the United Nations
- High Commissioners
- Members of Parliament
- Mayors & Lord Mayors
- 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 Immigration
- Australian Convicts
- Australian Pioneers
- Earl Grey famine female orphan emigration scheme from Ireland
- Child Emigration from Britain - Australia
- English Emigration to Australia
- Irish Emmigration to Australia
- Cornish Emigration to 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
- Dutch settlement in Australia
- Lost and found in Australia
- Prosperity in a new land - Australia
- Australian Jewish Online Resources
- Australian Penal Colonies
- Irish Emagration To Australia
- Notable Huguenot descendants Australia
- Afghan Cameleers of Australia
New South Wales
- Irish Settlement in South Australia
- Bound For South Australia - Ships List Portal
- Cornish settlement in South Australia
- English settlement in South Australia
- German settlement in South Australia
Projects on Australian Families
- 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
- Religion in Colonial Australia
- Islam in Colonial Australia
- The Methodist Church in Australia 1788 to 1901
- The Presbyterian Church in Australia 1788 to 1901
- The Catholic Church in Australia 1788 to 1901
- Cults and Cult leaders
- Australian Test Cricketers
- Australian Rules Football
- Australian Football League umpires
- Australian Football League Coaches
- Australian Rugby League Teams
- Australian Athletes
Cemeteries and Graveyards
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.