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, 171 pages, PDF 4.5 MB)

PDF 4.5 MB

Before you start – some background information

 

2. Before you start (section, 20 pages, PDF 1.6 MB)

PDF 1.6 MB

3. Stolen Generations (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

4. Proof of Aboriginality (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

5. Understanding the challenges (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

6. Indigenous names (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

7. Thinking about place (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

8. Researching one ancestor (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

9. Past caring: barriers to research (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

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

 

10. Research step-by-step (section, 22 pages, PDF 1.6 MB)

PDF 1.6 MB

11. Develop your research plan (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

12. Get organised (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

13. Start with yourself (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

14. Background reading (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

15. Search for records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

16. Put it all together (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

Family history sources – descriptions of key sources

 

17. Family history sources (section, 60 pages, PDF 2.5 MB)

PDF 2.5 MB

19. Sources at home (PDF 878 KB)

PDF 878 KB

20. Interviews (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

21. Photographs (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

22. Birth, death and marriage records (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

23. Adoption records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

24. Burial and cemetery records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

25. Newspapers (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

26. Tindale genealogies (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

27. Military service records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

28. Mission and institution record (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

29. Electoral rolls and voter records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

30. Police gazettes, court and gaol records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

31. Maps (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

32. Land and pastoral station records (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

33. Dawn and New Dawn Magazine (PDF 929 KB)

PDF 929 KB

34. Other records and collections (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

Where to get help – contact info for key resources

 

35. Where to get help (section, 67 pages)

PDF 2 MB

36. Link-Up services (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

37. Australian Capital Territory (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

38. New South Wales (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

39. Northern Territory (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

40. Queensland (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

41. South Australia (PDF 1.2 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

42. Tasmania (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

43. Victoria (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.1 MB

44. Western Australia (PDF 1.1 MB)

PDF 1.2 MB

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 343 KB) – two types of family tree that you can enlarge and print out.

PDF 343 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