Wednesday 26 August 2020

3-month summary of Australia/NZ genealogy updates

Below you'll find my summary of the new and updated Australia and New Zealand records released by the major genealogy database suppliers since my last update on 25 May.

These regular listings of additional sources are designed primarily to help family historians whose Irish ancestors emigrated to Australia or New Zealand, but you don't have to have heritage from Ireland to use them!

They may prove useful to any researchers looking for a brief update of what's relatively recently been made available for the two countries.

Unless otherwise stated, the figures in parenthesis reflect the number of records uploaded to a new or updated collection. Where there is a second figure in parenthesis, it is the revised total number of records in an updated collection.




NSW State Archives

    Various publications:
  • Walch's Tasmanian Almanac 1889
  • 1908 edition of Johns's Notable Austalians and Who is Who in Australasia.
  • South Australian Directory, 1904 and 1920; The Australasian Handbook, 1906; The Victorian Municipal Directory and Gazetteer, 1886; Australia (South) 1882-3 The Commercial and Trades Directory; South Australian Directory 1910 and 1936.
  • NAustralian Branch Enquiry List August 1, 1917 Wounded and Missing
  • Commonwealth of Australia Navy Lists 1919, 1921, 1922
  • The Victorian Municipal Directory and Gazetteer 1886
  • 1882-3 The Commercial and Trades Directory for the South of Australia




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