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Descendants of First Fleeters
Edward Pugh & Hannah Smith

Brought together by 'Friendship' 

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Family history resources

Below is a list of resources that might be useful for the novice or more experienced family history researcher.


Name / Category URL Description
Births, Deaths, Marriages
NSW Births Deaths and Marriages NSW BDM
QLD Births Deaths and Marriages www.bdm.qld QLD BDM
Victoria Births Deaths and Marriages VIC BDM
Free BDM - UK Free BDM records for the UK
Free BDM - World The Family Search website from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints including a link to download the free PAF tree builder software
Libraries / Family history societies
Central Coast Family History Society FHS for the Central Coast of NSW
Trove - National Library of Australia Digitised newspaper articles from the National Library, various publications dating from the 1800s to mid-1900s
Benevolent Society Asylum Orphaned children records
Barnado's Children England Children records - England
Cemeteries etc
Australian Cemeteries index List of Australian cemeteries including some inscriptions, pictures etc
Australian Cemeteries index As above, inscription search page
Misc pages - Australia
Ancestry Australia The very popular Ancestry website - online family tree research tool
The Fellowship of First Fleeters Fellowship for descendants of all people who arrived on the First Fleet
National Archives of Australia National Archives, World War I records
Ryerson Index Death notices in Asutralian newspapers
Queensland State Archives
Queensland Archives
Dept. of Lands Land title search NSW
NSW State Archives Kingswood Includes probate records
Family Lists Greville 1872 postal directory; 1st Fleet shipping lists and some Aust. cemeteries
Ourimbah - a history of a NSW Timber Town Extensive history of the Ourimbah area of NSW pre-1930
Misc pages - International
Ireland research Family history in Ireland
North Ireland research Family history in Ireland
Ireland research Family history in Ireland
New Zealand research Family history in New Zealand
Papers past Newspapers for New Zealand like Australia's Trove
Worldwide research Family history - global
Chat rooms for family history Family history chat / forum

Libraries / agencies

City of Sydney Archives

 Tel: 02 9265 9618

 Level 21 Town Hall House
 456 Kent St
 Sydney NSW 2000

State Library of New South Wales 

 Tel: (02) 9273 1414            

 Macquarie Street
 Sydney NSW 2000