New Australian Records on Ancestry

old map of Australia, 1863Ancestry don’t seem to make big announcements about all of the new records they put online, so I was surprised to see some of the new Australian record sets that they’ve added so far this year. While there’s not a lot of titles, there are some interesting ones. So here’s a run down of them:

Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current (UPDATED)
This database contains an index to cemetery and burial details posted on Find A Grave. Corrections and additions to memorials can be submitted on the Find A Grave site. 3,697,193 records.

Australia and New Zealand, Obituary Index, 2004-2015 (UPDATED)
The collection contains recent obituaries from hundreds of newspapers. 362,636 records.

Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1841-2001
Check out these Australian birth, marriage, and death notices that appeared in three newspapers: The Age, The Sydney Mail, and The Sydney Morning Herald. 382,883 records.

New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1859-1958
Did your ancestors die leaving an estate in New South Wales? This collection contains cards indexing estate files for deceased persons in New South Wales, 1859–1958. 463,417 records.

New South Wales, Australia, Sheriff’s Papers, 1841-1850
This collection consists of copies of letters sent by the Sheriff and Under Sheriff to government authorities as well as private persons from the years 1841 to 1850. 1494 records.

New South Wales, Australia, St Peters Cooks River Select Births, Marriages and Burials, 1839-1963
This collection consists of baptism, marriage, and burial registers for the city and parish of Saint Peter’s in the greater metropolitan area of Sydney, Australia. 68,460 records.

South Australia, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1853
Did your ancestors immigrate to South Australia in 1853? Take a look through the passenger lists in the South Australian Government Gazette to find out! 3932 records.

Victoria, Australia, Wills and Probate Records, 1841-2009
This collection is comprised of Wills and Probates between 1841-2009 from the Public Record Office of Victoria. 371,411 records.

For the entire list of Recent Additions, you can find that here. And for a list of ALL Australian records on Ancestry.com.au, you can find that here.

You can view these indexes of these records for free, but to view the actual records you will need a subscription to Ancestry.com.au. Or if you subscribe to Ancestry UK, Canada or US you will need a World Subscription.

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