Australian help sources
Just wanted to add some items of interst that you may or may not know.
I have been researching my Family History now for about 40 years and have been serving a FamilySearch MIssion for almost 5 Years, with specialised training in FamilyTree and research.
I was born in Australia and know most Australian websites.
- This site is great if you have an ancestor that was in the Australian Military it is the National Archives of Australia or the NAA https://www.naa.gov.au/
- Another great site is Australian newspapers called Trove this is part of the National Library of Australia or the NLA https://trove.nla.gov.au/ so if any one in your ancestral line made the newspapers in Australia, you can check out the article, years up to about 1953.
- Public Record Office of Victoria or PROV. This is a great resource for lots of documents including wills, divorce records and other great records. https://prov.vic.gov.au/
- Australia is made up of States and Territories and by doing a simple Google search and typing in the sate with the letters BMD eg Vic BDM https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history you come up with a website that you can search, most are free to search, if you require a certificate in some states you can order online as in Victoria it is sent to you via email for a cost of $20 Australian dollars.
- States of Australia are: Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania and the two Territories: Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory (Aussie politicians) check them out here: https://www.australia.gov.au/states
Have fun and send me a message if you have any questions or need help.