Researching family history is a favourite hobby for many people. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place to come if your family members served in the Australian armed forces or if they migrated to Australia during the 20th century.
Researching your family; How to do family history research in the National Archives
Case studies; Stories from the Archives about the families of famous and not-so-famous Australians
Resources; Links to family history publications, websites, seminars and other resources
Caring for your collection; How to look after your precious family documents and photos
The National Archives announces that it has entered an agreement with the major family history website Ancestry.com
Stories in the National Archives of Australia.
Embark on a family history journey.
As part of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations, the National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand are working together to build a new website, Discovering Anzacs. This website will have a unique profile of Anzacs who enlisted in World War I, linked to their service record. Like Mapping our Anzacs, users will be able to browser records by location maps and explore events via an interactive timeline. Visitors to the website will easily be able to contribute images, stories and link connected records. This new website will replace Mapping our Anzacs and be available in 2014. A preview site is available now.