New South Wales
Listed below are websites to visit for your research in the area of New South Wales.
Just click on the link to take you to the page.
Contains many search engine facilities
Access photographs of memorials within the cemetery
Rookwood Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria
Access photographs of memorials within the cemetery
Castlebrook Memorial Park Rouse Hill
Access photographs of memorials within the cemetery
Armidale Family History GroupSome small communities which surrounded Armidale include Arding, Baker's Creek, Ben Venue, Black Mountain, Boorolong, Castle Doyle, Commissioner's Waters, Dangarsleigh, Dumaresq, Duval, Ebor, Enmore, Gostwyck, Guy Fawkes, Hillgrove, Invergowrie, Jeogla, Kelly's Plains, Kentucky, Kilcoy, Lyndhurst, Marple, Metz, Mihi, Puddledock, Rockvale, Saumarez, Thalgarrah, Tilbuster, Wollomombi, Wongwibinda. Many of these names are still well-known today. We endeavour to open the Library for visitors from outside the New England region provided we are given 48 hours notice. If you are coming to Armidale to do research, please write in advance to our Secretary to arrange for a volounteer to assist you at our premises.
Bathurst Cemetery Index
The Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. has transcribed all legible headstones at Bathurst Cemetery. The project was initially completed in 1989. Further transcriptions have been completed but are not included in the index available here.
Bathurst Landholders 1885
Extract from the return to the Legislative Assembly showing names of holdings, names of holders and nearest post town as at 1st January 1885. Additional information, including the acreage and the number of horses, cattle, sheep and pigs is available in the original publication.
Click on a letter to go to Surnames commencing with that letter.
Blue Mountains Family History Society
Members Interest contacts.
The Society was formed in 1986 and concentrates on serving the area of the Blue Mountains City Council from the rise from the Cumberland Plain to Mt Victoria and the off shoots of Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine to the north and the Megalong Valley in the south. We are a true family history society with interests back to our roots - in England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France etc, how & where our ancestral families lived and worked and where they travelled. We have a close association with the Local Studies Librarians of BMCC - but our main focus is facilitating the family history research needs of the local residents, not local studies.
We have close ties with adjacent regions: Lithgow in the west, Nepean (Penrith) and Hawkesbury in the east.
Botany Bay Family History SocietyThe Botany Bay Family History Society was formed in 1984 to "assist members in their family history research" by providing a meeting place in the Sutherland Shire for genealogists and family historians to pursue their common interests
Sutherland is approximately 30 km south of the city of Sydney, in the State of New South Wales, Australia
Braidwood Gaol Entrance Book IndexThis database was compiled from the list of Register entries of the Braidwood Gaol, New South Wales for the period 1856-1899. Unfortunately the exact date & reason for admission was not recorded in the register. An approximate time period was interpolated by using the ages of some of the "inmates." It must be stressed that travellers and others used the gaol's facilities as it offered the cheapest accommodation.
The field structure is Alias|Gaol No|Ship|Arrived|State|Age|Birth Place|Sex|Creed|Complexion|Height (ft ins)|Occupation|Make|Hair|Education|Eyes|Remarks|Period
Click on search the database at bottom of page
Camden Historical Society
Established in 1996. We have gathered a considerable amount of resources and information for the benefit of members, or anyone interested in researching their family history.
Since the early days of settlement in Australia, the Camden District was the first destination for hundreds of pioneering families starting a new life.
Many descendants of those first settlers were pioneers themselves, moving on to develop other areas of the Colony.
For many people seeking their ancestors, Camden is an area rich in their family history, and a great starting place to unlock the mystery of their past.
A visit or contact with the society is essential if you are searching for ancestors in the Camden area. Our large database of Camden families is the place to look.
Cape Banks Family History Society (Maroubra, Sydney)
We aim to assist local residents in tracing their family trees and in discovering who their ancestors were and where they lived, worked and played.
Catholic Cemeteries Search
Surname search engine for Rookwood Cemetery, Field of Mars, Liverpool & North Rocks.
Catholic Priests in NSW (living)Click on the links for information on past and present.
Central Coast Family History GroupAt the Central Coast Family History Society we have a great team of dedicated people with a passion for family history who can help you find what you are looking for.
We have a vast database of information from all over Australia and Overseas concerning Births Deaths and Marriages, cemeteries, church records, coroner's inquests and much more.
Clarence River GenWeb
The area includes the coastal plain and lower valleys of the Clarence and Nymbodia Rivers. The largest town and council seat is Grafton. Other towns in the region include Maclean, Yamba, Illuka, Junction Hill, Ulmarra and Coutts Crossing
Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales 1788 - 1899
This site was created to publish many of the hidden court records of the superior courts of New South Wales. By superior courts, we mean those of the highest jurisdiction in the colony, including the Court of Criminal Jurisdiction (1788-1824), Court of Civil Jurisdiction (1788-1814), and both courts called the Supreme Court (1815-1824, and 1824 to the present). The site is presently under construction, and we will be adding new cases.
Dubbo And District Family History Society Inc.
The Dubbo & District Family History Society was formed in 1983 and since that time has grown to house the largest collection of genealogical and historical resources outside of Sydney.
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Search
To search for the burial site or the memorial location of a deceased person recorded as having been buried or cremated at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Botany Cemetery and Eastern Suburbs Crematorium enter the person's name in the appropriate search menu.
Forbes Family History Group
The Forbes Family History Group Research Room is located in Harold Street, Forbes (at the back of the Forbes Public Library). The research room is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and each Saturday from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m.
Geographical Names Board (Placenames) of NSW
Want to know more about the origin, history and meaning of a location? Search the Geographical Names Register (GNR) of New South Wales an important reference which has location details of more than 80,000 names.
Hawkesbury on the Net Cemetery Registers
The Hawkesbury Cemetery Register represents the results of an ongoing project to transcribe, photograph and map the cemeteries, graves, memorials and monuments within the Hawkesbury Region of New South Wales, Australia, and then to provide that information online.
Hawkesbury on the Net Church Registers
The Church Registers available on 'Hawkesbury on the Net ' represents the results of an ongoing project to transcribe available church registers within the Hawkesbury Region of New South Wales, Australia, and then to provide that information online.
Hawkesbury Lists Register
The following links pertain to the Hawkesbury area.
1841 Census (Summary)
1878-79 Post Office Directory
1885 Parliamentary Return of Landholders (Windsor)
1900 Landholders Directory NEW
1901 Census (District: Hawkesbury)
1935 Commercial Post Office Directory
Coroner's Inquests 1840-52
Flood of 1867 and the Lower Hawkesbury & Colo
Hawkesbury Benevolent Society List of Donations 1846
Local Government Petition in Windsor 1863 NEW
Lower Portland Aboriginals at Windsor 1881
Meat Tendered 1819
Memorial from the Colonists 1822
Persons Employed at Hobartville 1828
Richmond in 1848
Subscription List 1838
Richmond Ambulance Division 1913
Richmond Rifle Corps of Volunteers 1869
Tickets of Leave Cancelled 1852
Tickets of Leave Granted Hawkesbury District 1832
Wilberforce/Freemans Reach Pioneer Children 1832 - 1890
Wilberforce Parochial School Roll Book 1856
Windsor Hospital Patients 1846
Windsor in 1832
'Windsor Review' List of Subscribers 1857
Hawkesbury on the Net Memorials
Memorials in the Hawkesbury area
Search War Memorials and Honour Rolls
Search Plaques, Monuments and Other Memorials
List All Memorials, Monuments and Plaques
Hawkesbury Family History Group
The Hawkesbury Family History Group is a support & information group for family historians & is co-ordinated by the Hawkesbury City Council Library Service. Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month, except January, commencing at 10am in the Tebbutt Room of Hawkesbury Central Library, located at 300 George Street Library, Windsor. (Car parking is available underground, accessible by entering Christie Street, off George Street) Guest speakers talk on a variety of topics. There is no joining or membership fees & anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Hunter Valley Genealogy and Local History
Includes list of cemetery sites within the area no longer evident.
Illawarra Family History Group
The Illawarra Family History Group was formed in 1984 to encourage the study of family history, particularly in the Illawarra area, and to assist members in the quest for their ancestors no matter where they came from.
The support of members is vital to the operation of the Illawarra Family History Group. Members receive the quarterly journal Illawarra Branches, and are entitled to reduced research rates. New members and visitors are welcome at meetings which are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month except January in the Old Wollongong Courthouse, corner of Harbour Street and Cliff Road, Wollongong.
Lake Macquarie Family History GroupMonthly meetings are held at the Marmong Point Community Hall. This building is located in George Street, Marmong Point in a park setting opposite the waterfront of Lake Macquarie. The hall has a kitchen, provision for access for disabled people and on site amenities are available. Carparking is on site and in the street.
Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc
Meetings held at Ewen Smith Memorial Hall, cnr Tank St & Donald St, Lithgow.\
Lithgow City Council Cemetery Search
The Australian Cemeteries Index website contains a searchable data base for cemetery inscriptions that have been recorded over several years. Cemeteries in the Lithgow local government area contained on the site are listed below: Blackmans Flat, Capertee, Dark Corner, Glen Alice, Portland, Rydal, Wallerawang
Milton Ulladulla Family History Society IncMeetings are held on thesecond Sunday of each month at the Community Technology Centre, Multi Purpose Centre, Building 3, Room A, at 82 St. Vincent Street, Ulladulla, N. S.W.
Milton Ulladulla Local and Family History
The Milton Ulladulla district is on the NSW South Coast, being part of the city of Shoalhaven. Captain Cook first saw Aboriginals on our beaches in 1770. The first white Settler was Rev Thomas Kendall in 1828 who started cedar cutting at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Ulladulla was known as Nulladulla - meaning safe harbour.
Milton is today classified with the National Trust. One can walk around the streets of Milton and see home and buildings dating back to 1870.
Contains mutiple indexes & search engines for this district.
Moama / Echuca - Family History GroupThe aim of the Echuca - Moama Family History Group is to encourage and support all members in tracing their ancestors and to encourage and promote an interest in genealogy in a social enviroment.
Newcastle Family History Society
The Newcastle Family History Society Inc., formed in 1983 is a friendly, busy group of people dedicated to family history, with interests in families from around the world. Not all our members live in Newcastle, however. Many belong because their ancestors came from the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, and they like to keep in touch with our activities and publications, through our Journal.
NSWGenWeb is part of the WorldGenWeb Project; a non-profit, volunteer based organisation dedicated to providing global genealogical and historical records and resources. Each region is represented by a number of independently run, supplementary homepages dedicated to particular countries, states, counties and associated localities. The NSWGenWeb Project provides a list of genealogical resources that pertain to the Australian State of New South Wales. It is an ancillary of the AustraliaGenWeb Project, which in turn is a part of the PacificGenWeb Project.
NSW State Records Online
Photocopy services with secure online payments are available from several of our indexes. Where a copy service is available we have indicated this in the list below. The standard fee is $25.00 - includes administration, postage/handling and the first entry - with a further charge for additional copies (usually from $1.50 to $5.00). Divorce Case Papers and Probate Packets are charged at $45.00 per file.
Free searches on the following indexes
Census | Colonial Secretary | Convicts | Court‚ Police‚ Prison | Deceased Estates | Education & Child Welfare | Immigration & Shipping | Indigenous Australians | Insolvency | Land | Naturalization | Registers of Firms | Street Names
NSW Ticket of Leave 1810 - 1875
Searchable database. This index is derived from the butts of the original tickets of leave. The arrangement below is by the initial letter of the convict's last name. Click on letter A-Z then click on name for futher information.
Orange Family History Group
The Orange Family History Group Inc. was founded in 1983. We have about 60 members, most of whom live outside the district, and a core of hard-working regulars who attend meetings and activities, and work on our various projects. All are kept up-to-date about the doings of the Group by our Journal, which is published three times a year. Our Research Officer attends the Orange City Library every Friday morning to assist those wanting help in tracing their ancestors. She is aided in this by the Library's excellent Family History Research facility, which contains microfiche, microfilm, books, and CDs, many of them donated by our Group(Click here for details required for individual enquiries)
Penrith District Dispensary
I was transcribing the Penrith District Registers from the Benevolent Asylum from 1847 - 1872. Most pages have a .jpg file so that you can look at what I have transcribed and offer corrections. The register is a list of patients who were attended to at the Benevolent Asylum. I got involved with this because my mother is a volunteer at Nepean Hospital Archives. They have inherited a mass of records from Nepean Hospital and are working to organise and preserve it.
Picton & District Historical & Family History Society
The Society meets on the first Saturday of each month (except January) at 9.30am in the Library, Menangle Street, Picton. Please phone to confirm details of next meeting.
Port Macquarie & District Family History Society
Over the next twelve months the Port Macquarie & Districts Family History Society, Inc, will be embarking on a major undertaking of creating the first Pioneer Register of the district. The time period of the Pioneer Register is 1821 to 1900 and the area covered is within 50 kilometres of Port Macquarie and includes Wauchope, Laurieton, Telegraph Point, Rollands Plains and surrounding areas.
Port Stephens Historical Society
The Society has Research Rooms at the Tomaree Library comlex, Salamander. It is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week (except public hoidays) between the hours of 10am and 3pm. A Society member is in attendance during these times to offer assistance.
Our members maintain a Society museum, in conjunction with the Trust, at the Inner Lighthouse, Nelson Head, Nelson Bay. The lighthouse and attached residence are open to the public every day between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Car parking and toilets are available and access is wheelchair freindly.
Railway Employees of NSW
Establishing if your ancestor was employed by the railways is the first step to researching the records. A death certificate may indicate whether your ancestor worked for the railways. There may be family stories handed down through generations, or from surviving relatives who knew that a member of the family was working on the railways. State Records have a number of searchable indexes relating to railway employment records:
Nominal Roll of the First Railway Section (AIF), 1917-20
Railway Supply Detachment, 1914
Railway Employment Records 1856-1890, 1909-32
NSW Government Railways and Tramways Roll of Honour, 1914-19
If you are researching your family tree, or simply want to complete your family photographic records, the Anglican and General Cemetery Trusts can provide photos of the memorial or headstone of a loved one.
Photos are available in digital format or as a standard size photograph. Each purchase of a photograph will include a photo of the entire gravesite and if available, a close up of the headstone bearing the inscription requested.
Has local history and family history information about the surrounding areas.
Shoalhaven Cemetery Search
Search engine facility for surname search.
Society of Australian Genealogists
SAG Members' Research Interests NSW Tickets of Leave 1810-1875 Sydney Streets & Electoral Rolls 1903-1984 Soldiers & Marines 1787-1830 NSW Ships' Musters 1816-1825 SAG Primary Records Collection
Tamworth & District Family History Group Inc
The Tamworth & District Family History Group began in 1983 with a membership of 16.
Membership is now 160+, and we have links with some 80 other Family History Groups.
Wagga Wagga & District Family History SocietyTravelling from Wagga's Central Business District, proceed west along Edward Street, turn left at Dobney Avenue. Proceed straight through the first roundabout. Bear right at the second roundabout and continue on Dobney Avenue. Follow Dobney Avenue, which then becomes Ashmont Avenue, for approximately 1 km. Turn left into Tarakan Street. Entrance gate is located in Tarakan Street, just past the Bardia Street corner.
Wentworth Historical Society
1st Thursday at 4.30pm (Bi-monthly)
Members and Guests Welcome
Records of the Historical Society are housed in the Jeff Whyte local history Room, Wentworth Library
Western New South Wales Mailing ListThis is a discussion area for anyone who has an interest in family, local and regional history relating to the Western area of the state of New South Wales in Australia. For the purpose of this list, the West is defined as that area from the South Australian border to a line running roughly from Brewarrina down to Balranald.
The major towns are Broken Hill, Wentworth, Balranald, Hay, Nyngan, Cobar, Bourke and Walgett.