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Many Websites help you learn about records and resources. Here are a few.

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

National Archives of Australia
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National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Business Centre
ACT 2610
Tel: 1300 886 881 (from overseas: 61 2 6212 3900)
Fax: 1300 886 882 (from overseas: 61 2 6212 3999)

The National Archives holds records of Australian government records of the Federation or Commonweath since in 1901; Commonwealth people; and the High Court. RecordSearch describes over 7.7 million records created by 9000 Australian Government agencies.  Reading rooms are in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin.
A step-by-step guide to research at the National Archives is available. More than 200 fact sheets about their records are available online. Family history records are not in their collections, but the site contains links to those records. Read Begin Your Journey  to get started family history.

Learn more about the National Archives[edit | edit source]

Click here.

National Library of Australia[edit | edit source]

Learn more about the National Library[edit | edit source]

Click here. The Library has a list of selected Websites for Australian family history and genealogy.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Immigration[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Mariners and Ships[edit | edit source]