|Rod Marsh in 1974. Image from SLWA|
Did you watch last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?on SBS, featuring former test cricketer Rod Marsh? Maybe it inspired you to start investigating you own family history? If you are interested in family history, a good place to start is Ancestry.com.au. This online database contains thousands of genealogical records, including the recently added:
- Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
- Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949
- Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
You can get complete access to Ancestry.com.au for free at all Cockburn Libraries [access only from within the libraries].
Before you begin investigating your family tree, you should have a listen to this talk by professional genealogy researcher, Mike Murray. Mike recently gave a presentation at Coolbellup Library, on how to get started in tracing your family history. You can download or stream the entire talk from here.
- Who Do You Think you Are? website – SBS TV
- State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) – Online Image Collection (includes over 10 000 images)
- Introduction to family history with Mike Murray (audio presentation)
- Ancestry.com.au (library edition – free unlimited access only available from within library)
- Ancestry.com.au (standard edition – can search for free from home, but need to pay to access the records)