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    I thought this may be helpful for anyone researching their family tree and who have ancestors who migrated to Australia and New Zealand.

    The New south Wales Registry of Births/Death/Marriages.

    http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

    Family History

    The Registry holds over 18 million records of events registered in NSW. These records include:

    Early Church Records (baptismal, marriages and burials) from 1788 to 1855.
    early Church Codes
    Birth, death and marriage registrations from 1856 to the present day.
    The Registry produces certificates from these records.

    Because the Registry collects sensitive and private data about you and your family, and with the rise in Identity Fraud within Australia, the Registry has stringent entitlement and identification policies in place. For these reasons, certificates are categorised as 'restricted' or 'unrestricted'.

    Restricted records are normally only available to the person named on the certificate and identification is always required.

    Unrestricted records are available to anyone. No Identification is required. We refer to these unrestricted records as Family History.

    Family History Certificates are unrestricted and are available to anyone, if the event occurred:

    Births - 100 years ago or more
    Deaths - 30 years ago or more
    Marriages - 50 years ago or more

    To assist customers with family history research, the Registry provides free access to unrestricted birth, death and marriage family history indexes. The published information on this website is referred to as the Online Historical Indexes.

    As the Historical Indexes contain limited information, you can purchase a full birth, death or marriage Family History Certificate online which provides more information than the Historical Index results.


    It is FREE to search, you only have to pay to receive documentation, lists of names and dates may be printed free.

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    Births/Deaths and Marriages and Historical documents in New Zealand.

    Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records
    Welcome to the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website, where you can search New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM).

    The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:

    Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
    Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
    Marriages and eventually Civil Unions that occurred at least 80 years ago
    Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

    You may wish to view the Search Results your searches will return.

    Researching life events has never been faster. Try it for yourself by going to Search.


    http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identity....govt.nz/home/

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    Papers Past.

    A fully searchable site for many old New Zealand newspapers.

    Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1932 and includes 52 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast

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    Archway-----the entry point to Archives New Zealand.

    http://archway.archives.govt.nz/
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    If any of your ancestors served in the "Maori Wars" this is for you--
    Origins/Campaigns and the effects of the war on the Maori people.

    http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/maori-wars/1

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      Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

      Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954

      this is worth a look

      http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home

      National Archives of Australia.

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      Keep up with what's new

      http://www.naa.gov.au/

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      I hope some of this is helpful :D:)


      Here is another one that may be useful.

      Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters

      There's many a story to tell . . .

      Masters, crew, a stowaway or two; passengers, cabin, saloon and steerage; births at sea, deaths at sea; deserters; vessels with one crew and one passenger and those with 70 crew and hundreds of passengers; simple single sail boats, barques, brigs, large steam ships; whaling voyages, regular coastal passenger trips, voyages from other Australian ports, London, San Francisco, China and other exotic ports - you will find them all here.

      The lists on this site are being transcribed from the State Records Authority of NSW Reels of the Shipping Master's Office, Inwards Passengers Lists

      http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/index.htm

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        Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

        That's all great information and thanks for making it available.

        Alastair

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          Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

          Hi Euan

          Some neat links for Australian / New Zealand family history research. Another great NZ link is NZETC University of Victoria

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            Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

            Hi Euan

            Great Australian New Zealand family history research spots to find more. Another great spot is NZETC University of Victoria

            http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/subject-000001.html

            Amongst a number of books put up are

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Nelson, Marlborough & Westland Provincial Districts] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts] by Cyclopedia Company Limited

            In these is a wealth of stuff about the people and places and it may just be that those looking for early forebears who came to New Zealand will find some answers here.

            Also NZETC have Brett White Wings Vol 1 and 2 online which is about those early sailing ships and their voyages bringing early immigrants to NZ

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              Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

              Here is another site in Australia to assist you in your research.......

              "Trove" National Library of Australia.

              About Trove
              Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. It supplements what search engines provide. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.

              For example if researching images relating to Edmund Barton, our first Prime Minister, results will include descriptions such as people, book, manuscript, map and newspaper articles. A researcher searching for information on Nellie Melba will be presented with a range of results including biographies, pictures, music, newspapers, books etc.

              The service works best in Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3+ or Safari 4+, at a screen resolution of 1024768 or higher.



              http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/about

              and home........ http://trove.nla.gov.au/

              use either link to explore this resource.:cool:

              Here is an original announcement of the second marriage of my Gt,Gt, Grandmother taken from South Australian Register Friday 18 April 1856

              On the 15th instant, at Clarendon, by the Rev. Robert Morton, Mr. Joseph Dronsfield, miner, to Mrs. Harriet Louisa Chilman, both of Clarendon.
              http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/arti...&searchLimits=

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                Re: Family History Resources in Australia & NZ

                This a great site for immigration to Victoria and other records from 1830 to present

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