Australian Genealogy Data

Free Ancestry information for Australian family history research

GenData is a free resource for anyone searching for Australian ancestors.  Transcribed from various historical sources, our datasets are an invaluable tool for anyone tracing their genealogy through the Australian colonial period. You can search our datasets by last name or first name to discover people and places for free. 

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Letters from home

Victoria

Lists of unclaimed letters held at Australian Post Offices in the period 1830-1870

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122,000+ records

Letters from home

Tasmania

Lists of unclaimed letters held at Australian Post Offices in the period 1830-1870

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    4,200+ records

Letters from home

South Australia

Lists of unclaimed letters held at Australian Post Offices in the period 1830-1870

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    16,600+ records

Letters from home

New South Wales

Lists of unclaimed letters held at Australian Post Offices in the period 1830-1870

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  74,000+ records

Tasmanian Census 1825-1857

People living in Tasmania in the years 1825 through 1857.

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16,000+ records

Victoria Post Office Directory 1866

Lists people in towns across Victoria in 1866. 

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    5,100+ records

Ballarat Directory 1869

An index of people and businesses listed in the Ballarat goldfields in 1869.

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10,600+ records

Dicker's Mining Record 1862, 1865

Details people, businesses including mines and mining practices in the gold rush years 

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    1,400+ records

Western Australian Almanack and Directory 1881

A directory of persons living in Western Australia in 1881. 

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4,200+ records

Tasmanian Almanack 1826/1828

From Andrew Bent's pocketbook Almanac's for the years 1826 and 1828. 

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    600+ records

Geelong, Ballarat & Creswick Commercial Directory 1856

By Heath and Cordell Printers, lists business owner or worker, type of business and location. 

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3,600+ records

Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists & Dentists 1848-1908

A directory of medical practitioners. Includes, medical boards, doctors, vaccinators, chemists and druggists, and dentists.

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 9,200+ records   

The Adelaide Almanack Town and Country Directory 1868

People living in South Australia in 1868. Includes name, location and occupation.  

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17,000+ records

New South Wales Country Directory 1835

People living in country New South Wales in 1835. Includes name, location and in some cases, occupation.   

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3,100+ records

Convicts A to G

British convicts transported to Australia includes name, origin, sentence, ship and arrival dates

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45,000+ records

Convicts H to N

British convicts transported to Australia includes name, origin, sentence, ship and arrival dates

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36,000+ records

Convicts O to Z

British convicts transported to Australia includes name, origin, sentence, ship and arrival dates

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44,000+ records

Bendigo and District Directory 1873

This directory records the area now known as Bendigo. The townships included are Campbell’s Creek, Castlemaine, Chewton, Eaglehawk, Echuca, Epsom, Huntly, Kangaroo Flat, Maldon, Runnymede and Sandhurst. 

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9,200+ records

Sydney Directory 1835

People living in Sydney, New South Wales in 1835. Includes name, location and in some cases, occupation.  

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1,600+ records

Queensland Trades and Professionals 1896

Trades and Professionals in Queensland in 1896. Includes name, occupation and location.

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7,900+ records

Ecclesiastical Directory NSW 1928

Listing clergy in the various religions of New South Wales. Includes name, location, diocese and church.

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1,900+ records

Adelaide and South Australia Directory 1855

People living in South Australia in 1855. Includes name, occupation and location.

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10,300+ records

Dunwich Benevolent Asylum 1859 - 1927

The Dunwich Benevolent Asylum for the aged, infirmed and destitute in Queensland 1859 to 1927

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33,500+ records

National directory of Victoria for 1866-67

Butler and Brooke's national directory of Victoria, for 1866-67

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5,200+ records

Pastoral Stations in Queensland 1881

Stations in Queensland's settled and unsettled areas in 1881. Information includes the station name, the district, the nearest post office and the owner's name if known. 

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    2,300+ records