Australian Genealogy Data

The challenge of the Australian climate in the 1800s

This information references Australian newspapers from the period 1830 onwards. You can click the link to view the original publication. The lists are not exhaustive and multiple reports of the same event appearing in different publications is usual, however for brevity only one is included. Climatic events at sea and overseas were widely reported, but are not included.

Geographic counties, parishes and towns of Tasmania - 1850

List of counties, parishes, and townships in Van Diemen’s Land. In 1850 Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) was surveyed, apportioned, and divided into counties, hundreds, and parishes, by proclamation, dated June 23, 1836.   The proclamation said counties were "intended to contain as near as might be 40 miles square, hundreds, 100 square miles and parishes, 25 square miles but not to exceed or fall short of more than one-third part of such dimensions".

What happened in Australia in the 1850s?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

Registration of Australian Births in the 1800s

Like today, the process of registering Australian births was subject to legislation during the colonial era. Up to 1890, each state was responsible for setting its own rules relating to time limits, penalties and process, all of which were widely published. 

What happened in Australia in the 1840s?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

Historic weights and measures

Old texts often make reference to units of measurement that have long since fallen into disuse. To help researchers put these measures into context, below is a quick list of some of the more widely used in the 19th century and earlier. 

What happened in Australia in 1885?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in this year.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

Pedigree sheets you can print for recording your family history research.

What happened in Australia in 1886?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

Family tree charts you can print for framing and scrapbooking. Various designs and sizes.

What happened in Australia in 1887?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia in the 1860s?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia in 1888?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in this year.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia 1800-1829?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia in 1889?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in this year.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia in the 1830s?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in these years.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.

What happened in Australia in 1884?

If Social Media existed back then, what would our ancestors have been talking about? Taken from year books, Almanacs and newspapers, follows is a list of notable events that occurred in this year.  Includes disasters, severe weather, notable people, milestones, construction, inaugurations and other significant events. Obviously, this list references recorded events only and is not exhaustive.