Thursday, 15 July 2010

More on Australian Records

I've had success exploring a distant branch of my family on Ancestry’s new BMD index records. These are especially valuable as Australia does not have census records. The BMD's are worth a look for your Australian strays.

Brad Argent of Ancestry Australia, interviewed on Perth radio station 6PR about the records, mentioned that immigration records for Western Australia will be added to those for Queensland, NSW and Victoria by the end of the year.

Also don't miss the National Archives of Australia collection of WW1 service records. Access from www.naa.gov.au/. I found a relative with a 17 page file in the collection, free online.

Happy St Swithan's Day.

1 comment:

M. Diane Rogers said...

Those Ancestry BMD indexes don't seem near complete for the various areas though, but it is great to have an 'overall' index. Another amazing resource for Australia is the free historical newspaper site, Trove, (1803-1954) now at http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper