Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc
incorporating the
Ku-ring-gai Family History Group

Useful Websites for Local and Family History

Organisation Use for:
Arthur Phillip Chapter Fellowship of the First Fleeters Arthur Phillip Chapter
NSW State Library This site provides a good introduction to researching your family history
NSW BMD Index Registry records starting from 1856 (and up until): births over 100 years ago; deaths over 30 years ago; and  marriages over 50 years ago plus early church records (1788 to 1855) for baptisms, marriages, and burials.
National Archives of Australia The National Archives of Australia holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors.  This is the place to come if your family members served in the Australian armed forces or if they migrated to Australia during the 20th century
Australian War Memorial Search the collections of Photographs, Art, Film, Sound, Private Records, Heraldry and Technology items
GENUKI UK and Ireland Genealogy.  Leads to many different sites.  Search by Counties.
RootsWeb Host for many genealogical groups
UK National Archives Wills, service records, census, BMDs.  Search Indexes Free but pay to view full record. Shipping Records
Shipping In Australian WatersVolunteers gradually recording passenger lists from 19th Century shipping records
RAHSRoyal Australian Historical Society
NSW heritage databaseNSW Heritage Office – State Heritage Inventory
NSW LRS NSW Land Registry Services
SAG Society of Australian Genealogists


Hundreds of photographs and paintings are held on the following sites. Follow the prompts to access your area and period of interest.

Just a few examples are given here. For other states use Google to access the State Library of your interest and follow the prompts to your area of interest.