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Saraband Genes Links (General)

There are huge numbers of genealogy sites out there. Some are good, some are less so. Some are subscription only, many are free.

On this page are a number of sites which I have personally found useful. Please report broken links.

The big ones:

FamilySearch - the IGI, Ancestral File, Pedigree File and lots more. This site will soon be radically updated with much more

Cyndi's List - the ultimate URL list for genealogy - thousands of websites

WorldConnect - a Rootsweb site with millions of names from personal databases

Rootsweb - a whole raft of databases are hosted here

Genealogy.com or GenForum - loads of bulletin boards to post your enquiry


Free personal, volunteer-built or genealogy society websites:

FreeBMD (also shares info with Ancestry)



Cheshire BMD

Lancashire BMD

Yorkshire BMD

The Peerage

West Surrey Family History Society


Australian sites:


Society of Australian Genealogists

Genealogical Society of Queensland

Genealogical Society of Victoria

Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory

Family History South Australia

Perth Dead Persons Society

Tasmanian Family History Society

There are numerous small societies in regional areas which you can find here


National resources:

National Archives of Australia

Australian Cemeteries Index

Australian Medical Pioneers Index

Convicts to Australia

The Ryerson Index [an index to death notices from Australian newspapers]

Trove Australia (National Library of Australia - digitised papers, photos etc)

World War I Nominal Roll (National)

World War II Nominal Roll (National)


State resources:

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

NSW State Records

Rookwood Anglican Cemetery (Sydney) Search

Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Queensland State Archives

Sydney Benevolent Asylum

Western Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Judy Webster's Genealogy Advice (mainly Qld)


New Zealand sites:

New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Online

Auckland City Libraries Family History Collections

Papers Past (National Library of New Zealand)

Colonial and Provincial Government Employees in New Zealand (1871)

Pearl's Pad (NZ genealogy)

Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals

New Zealand Society of Genealogists


Channel Islands sites: (particularly Jersey)

Alex Glendinning's Channel Islands pages

Jersey Heritage Trust

Societe Jersiase

Island Life: Jersey Genealogy

Channel Islands Family History: Reading the records

Channel Islanders New Zealand bound


US sites:

Samantha Green's "Your Personal Family History: Learning about Genealogy" blog



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