Family History Help - If you are new to family history start with one of the family history guides listed or contact your local family history society or library. It is important to understand one of the fundamental rules of genealogical research. Begin with yourself and work back generation by generation documenting the relationships as you go. Please remember that genealogical information found on the Internet and elsewhere should always be crosschecked with the original source documents or records wherever possible.
Internet Help - If you are new to computers and/or the Internet use one of the online tutorials listed in this category to help you learn how to use the Internet efficiently so that you can tackle family history research online.
This article details a simple system for organizing your family history files. There are links to alternative filing system descriptions and a five minute video titled 'Organize Your Records'. New more
A comprehensive free categorized and cross-referenced list of links for genealogical research worldwide. Currently there are 295,000+ links in 205 categories.
Irish Genealogy Toolkit by Claire Santry is a free and independent guide to finding your Irish ancestors. There is up to date research advice plus a vast amount of information on genealogical … more
The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records - A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage … more
Ancestry.com is a subscription-based genealogy research website with 5 billion+ records online. Some records are free but most require a subscription to access transcripts and/or digitised images of … more
Use this site to convert from calendar date and time to Julian date, and vice versa. more
Archives Outside - This site managed by State Records New South Wales has an excellent - Useful Tips for Reading Handwritten Documents. There is also a lot of other useful information and tips for … more
National Archives of Australia's Research Guides - You can browse and purchase copies from the online shop or download them for free from this site. Guides available include:• Twenty two … more
This site details the origin of personal names or first names. It lists name variations, pet names, diminutives and abbreviations that you may find on genealogical databases and old records. This … more
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive where you can: • Use the online catalogue, Discovery to download digitised records (small fee) $$ covering: Army and militia; … more
This UK site enables you to find other people who share the same ancestors. It does this by comparing the information you enter about your ancestors with the information that other members have … more
This Wiki has a wealth of Irish information, and links, for all levels of researchers. It includes country information, getting started, Ireland research tools with links to resources and information … more
The Family Deeds Project provides a large amount of free online information by offering free transcriptions from old deeds and documents held in their collection. There are name index and counties of … more
This is an extensive alphabetical list covering terms worldwide. more
This site features Free Help Pages with information and indexes for South Australian research arranged in the following categories: links, benchmarks, cemeteries and burials, censuses, chronology, … more