Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Websites

 


GENEALOGICAL WEBSITES


FAMILYSEARCH

FamilySearch is a free website with registration. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) has been microfilming genealogical records from around the world for many years. Their Family History Library is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. They are progressively digitizing and placing online their microfilm collection and this should have been completed by 2020. Records with restricted access are only viewable at Family History Centres and FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries.

https://www.familysearch.org/

Family History Centres and FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries Locator:

https://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator


ANCESTRY

Ancestry.com is based in Utah, U.S.A. Ancestry is a subscription based website. Historical records may be viewed as well as family tree information put up by the public. A certain amount of information can be viewed for free. Ancestry may be accessed for free at local libraries, State Library of Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria.

https://www.ancestry.com.au/

Other online offerings owned by Ancestry.Com include Ancestry DNA, FindAGrave, Fold3, RootsWeb and Newspapers.com.


ROOTSWEB

This owned by Ancestry.Com. It is a free genealogy community that uses online forums, mailing lists and other resources to help people research their family history. Users can upload GEDCOM files of their information for others to search at the WorldConnect portion of the site. Trees uploaded to WorldConnect are searchable at both the RootsWeb and Ancestry websites.

https://www.rootsweb.com/

 

FINDMYPAST

Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service. It is a subscription based website. Historical records may be viewed. A certain amount of information can be viewed for free. Findmypast may be accessed for free at local libraries, State Library of Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria.

https://www.findmypast.com.au/

Other online offerings owned by Findmypast include Lives of the First World War, the British Newspaper Archive and Genes Reunited.


MYHERITAGE

MyHeritage is an Israeli-based online genealogy platform. It is a subscription based website. Historical records may be viewed as well as family tree information put up by the public. A certain amount of information can be viewed for free. MyHeritage may be acessed for free at some local libraries. It is said to be used more by Europeans and South Americans.

https://www.myheritage.com/

 

HISTORICAL WEBSITES


GENERAL


AUSTRALIAN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

http://aumuseums.com/


CULTURE VICTORIA

https://cv.vic.gov.au/


WORKING HERITAGE

https://www.workingheritage.com.au/

 

SPECIFIC AREAS

 

ALPINE SHIRE HERITAGE NETWORK

http://www.alpinehistory.com.au/


BLACKWOOD PUBLISHING

http://www.blackwoodpublishing.com/


DAREBIN HERITAGE

https://heritage.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/


GEELONG AND DISTRICT

http://zades.com.au/gandd/index.php


GLENELG AND WANNON SETTLERS AND SETTLEMENT

http://www.swvic.org/


KINGSTON LOCAL HISTORY

https://localhistory.kingston.vic.gov.au/


MONASH HERITAGE

https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Monash-Heritage


PORT PHILLIP COUNCIL - HERITAGE WEBSITE

https://heritage.portphillip.vic.gov.au/


TARNAGULLA

http://home.vicnet.net.au/%7Etarnagul/


WALHALLA

http://www.walhalla.org.au/


WESTERN DISTRICT FAMILIES

https://westerndistrictfamilies.com/


FRIENDS OF WESTGARTHTOWN INC

http://www.westgarthtown.org.au/

 

WHITEHORSE MANNINGHAM HERITAGE NETWORK

This is searchable through the library catalogue of the Whitehorse Manningham Library Service. Use on the dropdown menu beside the search box and then select Heritage Network.

https://wml.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME

 


ARCHIVED WEBSITES

 

TROVE - ARCHIVED WEBSITES (1996-PRESENT)

The Australian Web Archive contains:

These websites are saved as snapshots of how they appeared at the time that they were online, and then preserved on the archive as a copy.

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Websites".

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

WAYBACK MACHINE

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web. It was established by the Internet Archive in 2001 and holds content going back to 1996. This archive currently holds more than 338 billion web pages.

https://archive.org/web/

 

 

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