Family History Kit

Downloadable versions of all of the information on the Finding your family website. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to use the PDF files.

Assemble the resources you need by picking and choosing the information that's relevant to your research. Or you might want to print the whole kit and keep it in a binder.

Title

File type and size

1. Family History Kit (whole kit, 201 pages, PDF 1.5 MB)

PDF 1.5 MB

Before you start – some background information

 

2. Before you start (section, 25 pages, PDF 502 KB)

PDF 502 KB

3. Stolen Generations (PDF 334 KB)

PDF 334 KB

4. Proof of Aboriginality (PDF 296 KB)

PDF 296 KB

5. Understanding the challenges (PDF 271 KB)

PDF 271 KB

6. Indigenous names (PDF 336 KB)

PDF 336 KB

7. Thinking about place (PDF 267 KB)

PDF 267 KB

8. Researching one ancestor (PDF 298 KB)

PDF 298 KB

9. Past caring: barriers to research (PDF 311 KB)

PDF 311 KB

Research step-by-step – 'how to' guides

 

10. Research step-by-step (section, 24 pages, PDF 421 KB)

PDF 421 KB

11. Develop your research plan (PDF 275 KB)

PDF 275 KB

12. Get organised (PDF 337 KB)

PDF 337 KB

13. Start with yourself (PDF 272 KB)

PDF 272 KB

14. Background reading (PDF 288 KB)

PDF 288 KB

15. Search for records (PDF 275 KB)

PDF 275 KB

16. Put it all together (PDF 300 KB)

PDF 300 KB

Family history sources – descriptions of key sources

 

17. Family history sources (section, 73 pages, PDF 808 KB)

PDF 808 KB

19. Sources at home (PDF 268 KB)

PDF 268 KB

20. Interviews (PDF 299 KB)

PDF 299 KB

21. Photographs (PDF 300 KB)

PDF 300 KB

22. Birth, death and marriage records (PDF 391 KB)

PDF 391 KB

23. Adoption records (PDF 300 KB)

PDF 300 KB

24. Burial and cemetery records (PDF 280 KB)

PDF 280 KB

25. Newspapers (PDF 308 KB)

PDF 308 KB

26. Tindale genealogies (PDF 310 KB)

PDF 310 KB

27. Military service records (PDF 343 KB)

PDF 343 KB

28. Mission and reserve records (PDF 466 KB)

PDF 466 KB

29. Electoral rolls and voter records (PDF 274 KB)

PDF 274 KB

30. Police gazettes, court and gaol records (PDF 319 KB)

PDF 319 KB

31. Maps (PDF 275 KB)

PDF 275 KB

32. Land and pastoral station records (PDF 293 KB)

PDF 293 KB

33. Dawn and New Dawn Magazine (PDF 317 KB)

PDF 317 KB

34. Other records and collections (PDF 307 KB)

PDF 307 KB

Where to get help – contact info for key resources

 

35. Where to get help (section, 77 pages, PDF 705 KB)

PDF 705 KB

36. Link-Up services (PDF 293 KB)

PDF 293 KB

37. Australian Capital Territory (PDF 343 KB)

PDF 343 KB

38. New South Wales (PDF 373 KB)

PDF 373 KB

39. Northern Territory (PDF 348 KB)

PDF 348 KB

40. Queensland (PDF 340 KB)

PDF 340 KB

41. South Australia (PDF 333 KB)

PDF 333 KB

42. Tasmania (PDF 329 KB)

PDF 329 KB

43. Victoria (PDF 338 KB)

PDF 338 KB

44. Western Australia (PDF 340 KB)

PDF 340 KB

Toolkit

Downloadable worksheets and checklists in Word. You can change these files to suit your own needs. The Family tree file is in PDF. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for this file.

Title

File type and size

Research plan (Word 951 KB) – this worksheet will help you to think through what you want to do and how to do it

Word 951 KB

Sources at home (Word 951 KB) – a checklist that will help you to find information at your own home and the homes of family members

Word 951 KB

Family member information (Word 951 KB) – a worksheet to help you gather and record information about any person in your family tree

Word 951 KB

Biographical outline (Word 949 KB) – a worksheet to help you organise information about a person in your family tree as a timeline

Word 949 KB

Family tree (PDF 322 KB) – two types of family tree that you can enlarge and print out.

PDF 322 KB

Records checklist (Word 949 KB) – a checklist to help you plan your research and think about the many places where you might find information

Word 949 KB

Contacts log (Word 951 KB) – a worksheet for keeping track of who you have asked for information

Word 949 KB

Research log (Word 949 KB) – a worksheet for keeping track of what you are doing

Word 949 KB

Planning a visit checklist (Word 950 KB) – a checklist that will help you plan a physical visit to an organisation like an archives or AIATSIS

Word 950 KB

Last reviewed: 30 Nov 2018