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Genes Reunited In Australia

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Graham Report 28 Jun 2013 17:24

I'm not looking for anybody in Australia.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Jun 2013 17:43


Australia is like Canada .............

a) records are kept province by province (or state by state), so you have to know where someone lived.

b) both countries have MUCH stricter privacy rules on when information such as bmds can be released to the public.

so, no matter which genealogical site you go to, you will find it more difficult to find and access records within the last 100 years.

FMP does have an Australian site, which seems OK.


Graham Report 27 Jun 2013 09:41

Thanks for the offer though :-)


Graham Report 27 Jun 2013 09:40

I don't think I actually have any close relatives in Australia to look up. All I meant was that, if I thought I did have family there and decided to sign up for the Australian site, I would expect to be able to research those family members there. It would be the same if I signed up for a site anywhere else. It would be to research possible relatives in that country.


Gai Report 27 Jun 2013 09:22


Australia has strict privacy laws so you won't see recent BMD's but if you need help just ask and we can have a look at what records are available.



Graham Report 26 Jun 2013 13:46

That sucks. If I went on an Australian site, it would be because I wanted to look at Australian records.


Gai Report 26 Jun 2013 10:09

There is no difference between the Uk and the Australian site as far as records go as they are exactly the same.

The only difference between the sites is we see advertising for Australian products.



SylviaInCanada Report 25 Jun 2013 22:19


those sites are basically the same as this one!!

when is acting up for me, I sign on with GR NZ or SA

The only difference is that if you sign up with GR Australia, you get billed in Australian $ not UK £

so it doesn't really help ................... you just get the same helpers, and more or less the same records


Graham Report 25 Jun 2013 21:13

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page (right down until you can't scroll down any further) there is a link to GR Australia and other GR sites. ;-)
I'll probably get told off now for advertising :-D


Gins Report 25 Jun 2013 17:18


Just go to the board you want to post on and click the Add Topic buttom which is situated towards the top right of the board.

Write your question in the white box that appears and then click Submit


phyllis Report 25 Jun 2013 17:04

Thanks for your reply Rose. Can thou tell me how to start my own thread? I shall be grateful for your help.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 13 Jun 2013 19:33

Welcome to the boards Phyllis, as this is an old thread you would do better to start your own and someone will try and help. :-)


phyllis Report 13 Jun 2013 19:27

I am trying to trace Wilson Archer who emigrtatedto Melbourne in 1922


GlitterBaby Report 30 Apr 2012 00:46


Not a good idea to post your request for help on another members thread especially when is it 3 years old.

Start a new thread and that way more members will see your request and you will get more help

Good luck



Alan Report 30 Apr 2012 00:35

I am searching for information about my grandfather, Charles Clarke born in UK in 1855. He migrated to Australia and at 21 married my grandmother, Elisabeth Hourigan. On the marriage certificate his home was Weston Bath. His parents were Charles Clarke and Mary Best.

Alan Oliver
Port Elliot
South Australia


GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 1 Oct 2009 14:10

Link to Tony thread for OZ

Thanks Joy went looking and you had already done the good deed.


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Oct 2009 14:08

Please read (below) the thread that I have just brought forward for you -



GranOfOzRubySlippers Report 1 Oct 2009 14:03

Most Birth Death and Marriages are on line, but limited with the dates due to privacy laws down under.

New South Wales BMD

Deaths from 1800's to 2009


WW1 Nominal Roll


Victoria charges for BMD indexes

Some cemetery sites also charge a fee some will do a look up for a fee, some charge for a CD.

Hope that is a start for you.

Also Ancestry have loads of Australian records now, which is very helpful.



PS: Some early Australian Electral Rolls are also available on Ancestry, so just ask if you need a lookup.

Nicholas John

Nicholas John Report 1 Oct 2009 13:46

Hi Gail from OZ,
Whilst researching UK relatives have been using freeBMD which has helped,with respect to Australia the only site I can find for Queensland area seems to be this one.
which seems to cover only between 1829 to 1914 are you aware of anywhere else I can go for info in Australia? cheers Nick.


Lorraine Report 1 Oct 2009 13:43

Hi Nicholas....
1.. get into...National Archives of Australia. record search.
3.. press search now as a guest.
4 ..type in his name....if he had a middle name include that.
if there are many with the same name, sort them out by his Birthplace if you know it.

If he served in the A.I.F then he will have a record.

if you cannot access the N.A.A, let me know, and I will search for you.

kind regards, Lorraine in sunny Mackay Qld.