Family History links

These websites can be directly accessed using the FreeNet computers in Penrith City Library. You may also access them from home using the addresses given.

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Ancestry – For full database access in Penrith City Library, please visit

Ancestry – from home – ( – This is a limited database with access to the indexes. A paid subscription will give you access to the records.

FamilySearch – Search the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints vast genealogy databases. Create a FREE account first before accessing the records.

FindMyPast – ( For full database access at Penrith City Library, please visit the Freenet computers.


National Library of Australia’s Trove – Search Australian newspapers and much more
National Archives of Australia – Search the archives for soldiers, migrants and much more
Australian War Memorial
World War 2 Nominal Roll
Discovering ANZACS
Ryerson Index – Search for death and funeral notices in the newspapers
Australian Cemeteries Index – Index and photos of cemeteries and graves
Commonwealth War Graves Database – Where deceased solders lie and are memorialized
Place name search in Australia
Society of Australian Genealogists

New South Wales

Museums of History State Archives Collection
NSW Registry of BDM – Search the indexes
Penrith City Library Catalogue – search for local people, places and events
Nepean Family History Society – located at Emu Plains
Blue Mountains Cemetery Register search
Hawkesbury Cemetery and Grave Register
Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park
Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Rookwood Cemetery
Sydney Catholic cemetery burials
HeavenAddress  – Deceased memorials
City of Sydney Archives
Sydney Morning Herald Archives – Acess to SMH to 1995 – In the Library only
Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW
NSW Historical Land Records Viewer


Queensland State Archives
Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages Index
Brisbane City Grave location search


Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages
Public Record Office Victoria
The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust


Tasmanian Archives Records 
Tasmanian Names Search
Colonial Tasmanian Family Links database

Western Australia

State Records Office of WA
Western Australian BDMs Indexes

South Australia

State Records of South Australia
South Australian Indexes

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Researching ACT Family History
Archives ACT

UK and Ireland

Genuki UK & Ireland
National Archives of Great Britain
Irish Genealogy
National Archives of Ireland
Welsh Newspapers Online

New Zealand

Archives New Zealand
New Zealand BDM indexes
Papers Past

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