Resources and databases

Trove – Australian Joint Copying Project Digitisation Program

The Trove Australian Joint Copying Project has digitised 10,000+ reels of microfilm. The AJCP microfilmed 5+ million individual documents in thousands of series and collections of records relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.  Records microfilmed by the AJCP…

New Zealand Gazetteer

This site by Land Information New Zealand offers searches for place names in New Zealand, its continental shelf and Antarctica.

Lonetester HQ Blog

This blog by Alona Tester covers All Posts, Blog Themes, Countries, Facebook Lists, Family History, General, Local History and Reference. The Facebook lists include a list of 1250+ Australian History and Genealogy Groups and Pages on Facebook. The list can…

The National Archives UK – Photos on Flickr

There is a wealth of images as well as documents. Explore 20,034+ individual images and albums. A selection of countries featured include: Australia, Borneo, Burma, Caribbean, China, Cyprus, Fiji, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iran, Israel, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Nigeria,…

Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand

This Dictionary aims to provide a range of authoritative entries about the multifaceted history of education in Australia and New Zealand, including histories of various types of schools and schooling; teachers and teacher training; curricula and pedagogies; childhood and youth;…

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the family history site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It offers free access 8+ billion searchable names and 3.2+ billion digitised records worldwide. Resources include FamilySearch Catalog; FamilySearch Digital Library with 500,000+ digitised books…

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Online (TGN)

The TGN includes names and associated information about places. Places in TGN include administrative political entities (e.g., cities, nations) and physical features (e.g., mountains, rivers). Current and historical places are included. Other information related to history, population, culture, art and…

Sewerage and Building records by Susie Zada

Sewerage and Building records by Susie Zada. These records are a wonderful resource for local and family history researchers and can be found in a multitude of repositories. This site details what is available for Australia and New Zealand and…

The National Archives (UK) – Australasia through a lens

This site offers access to a selection of remarkable photographs and drawings from Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific Islands dating from the mid-19th century.  This collection, from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (CO 1069), is available in full by…