Researching in the territories and offshore islands of Australia

I am writing  a post for each state of Australia with a list of great resources for researching ancestors in that particular state.  Tasmanian records are held mainly at Libraries Tasmania where both archive and library resources are on the one website.

All headings link to the website.

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Northern Territory

Genealogical Society

This site has list of resources including cemeteries and a form to download if you know someone who has lived in NT before 1939.

Birth, Death and Marriage in NT

These records can’t be searched online, but you need to request a search from this website.

National Library Australia – NT guide

Apparently some online records are found at FindMyPast otherwise they are found in other state records as mentioned on this website.

Family Search Wiki for NT records

As NT has been part of other states of Australia at various times, some records will be found in NSW and South Australian records. This page shows where records can be found and whether they cost or are free.

AIATSIS – Aboriginal history

This website has lots of resources to help you find out about Aboriginal family history.

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Australian Capital Territory

Library of ACT

This website has links to many resources within ACT for researching family history.

Family Search Wiki for ACT records

A reminder that ACT was formerly part of NSW so many records can be found there as well. But the wiki shows where records can be found and whether they are free or at a cost.

Family History ACT

This website has many links to family histories and other records under the resources tab. If you join as a member, other information is then available s well.

National Library Australia – ACT guide

Some records can be found at FindMyPast and others at Access Canberra. This page also mentions other online and eresources found at the National Library.

Other islands

Christmas Island

Use the links on the right hand side to find records

Lord Howe Island

This Rootsweb message board has lots of links to resources about family on Lord Howe Island. This includes military, BDM, shipping etc.

Norfolk Island

Use the links on the right side to be directed to records about Norfolk Island.

Readers: What are other important websites you use to gather information when researching ancestors in Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island?

Please read the comments as other family historians have added more websites to use.

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