Indexes and passenger records

Western Australian Museum – Welcome Walls

More than one third of Western Australia’s population was born overseas. The Welcome Walls projects pay tribute to those migrants who arrived by sea, landing at Fremantle or Albany. The Search Names link lists name, arrival year, ship name, family…

Australia’s Virtual Immigration Wall of Honour

This free site, created by Janet Reakes, offers the opportunity to record the arrival of your family into Australia and to make contact with other descendants The online data lists names, birthplace, county, country and arrival details.

World War II Refugees to Australia

This site, by Tom Stiglmayer, lists migrants from Germany, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania. The index is arranged by year 1947-1966 with ships listed alphabetically. Each ships’ list has names, nationality and reference.

Highlands and Islands Emigration Society Passenger Lists 1852-1857

These lists are on the Scottish Archive Network’s digital archive. The Society, set up by private subscription, promoted and assisted the emigration of destitute Highlanders to Australia. The lists are organised by ship and by family and record name, age,…

Highland and Island Emigration Society

This site, by William Clarke, includes a list of ships that carried the emigrants from Scotland to Australian ports plus names and other details for these emigrants.


This site is the official online source of parish register, civil registration, census and wills & testaments records for Scotland. The indexes are now free to search but a pay-per-view fee applies to access the digital images of the original…

Datamarine’s War Brides Index

An index to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand 1946-1947. A search returns name and destination country. Fees apply for further details.

State Library of Western Australia

The Library collects and preserves Western Australia’s documentary heritage. Use the  Explore & Discover tab Family History to access information and an online version of the guide book Dead Reckoning: a guide to family history research in WA. You can…

Donegal Genealogy Resources

This extensive site features 2,825+ pages of transcriptions. These include the Donegal Relief Fund passengers lists 1858-1864 for the following ships to Sydney: Queen of England, Sapphire, Lady Elma Bruce, Caribou, Nile, Abyssinian, Montrose, Sandringham and Queen of the East.