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Name
State
Category
Description
Public Records Office (Vic)
VIC
archives
the place to start family history research in Victoria

PROV Online Catalogue
VIC
archives
digitised records and online index available through the Public Records Office Victoria

Registry Index of Births
VIC
births
online search facility of Registry of BDM Index of Births 1853 to 1914; an index to 1920 is available on microfiche/cd-rom

Historical BDM Index
VIC
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
church baptisms; marriages and burials in Victoria from 1836 to 1853

Events at Sea (Marine) Index search form
VIC
births; deaths; marriages & divorces
search for births; deaths and marriages on board ships coming to Victoria 1853 to 1920 (over 6200 entries)

Vic RootsWeb Message Board
VIC
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
share ideas; ask questions; offer advice these message boards are devoted to Victorian genealogy; alerts and favourites can be set up that are then sent to you via email

The Empire Called and I Answered
VIC
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
a companion blog to the commemorative database of the same name by Lenore Frost

Maffra and District Historical Society
VIC
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
a blog from the Maffra region of Victoria

Stratford Historical Society and Museum
VIC
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
news from Stratford Historical Society and Museum in Stratford; Gippsland

Yarra Plenty
VIC
blogs; forums; mailing lists & message boards
services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik; Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne

PROV Public Buildings
VIC
buildings & architecture
Index of Public Buildings Files 1874-1988

PROV Public Works Dept
VIC
buildings & architecture
Index of Public Works Department Plans 1853-1998

PROV Historic Plans Collection
VIC
buildings & architecture
Index of Historic Plans Collection 1836-1984

Victorian Heritage Database
VIC
buildings & architecture
a searchable database of heritage places including shipwrecks in Victoria

Ned Kelly
VIC
bushrangers
Australia’s Original Iron Man - lots of documents on the Kelly family

Ned Kelly : Australia's first iron man
VIC
bushrangers
This online exhibition tells the story of the hunt for Ned Kelly using original police records and other archives

Ballarat General Cemeteries
VIC
cemeteries
Ballarat General & Ballarat Old cemeteries; since 1856 contain graves that are of national significance; ie Eureka Uprising & Eureka Diggers

Box Hill Cemetery
VIC
cemeteries
a searchable database of >50k burials for Box Hill Cemetery; Box Hill; Victoria

Will Will Rook and Broadmeadows
VIC
cemeteries
cemetery index and monumental inscriptions for Will Will Rook cemetery by Sue O’Neill

Erica / Moondarra cemetery register
VIC
cemeteries
register & transcripts of the Erica / Moondarra cemetery are available

Bendigo Cemetery Trust
VIC
cemeteries
offers a database search for Axedale Cemetery; Bendigo Cemetery; Eaglehawk Cemetery; Kangaroo Flat Cemetery; Neangar Memorial Park Crematorium and White Hills Cemetery

Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
VIC
cemeteries
online search facility for Springvale Botanical and St Kilda cemeteries as well as Bunurong Memorial Park

Brighton Cemetorians
VIC
cemeteries
run regular walks through the Brighton Cemetery in South Caulfield where the first internment was in 1855 and subsequently 66;000 have taken place; research enquiries welcome

Fawkner Memorial Park
VIC
cemeteries
first internment was Dec 1906 a history of over 100 years of service with an online search facility

Friends of Cheltenham & Regional Cemeteries
VIC
cemeteries
runs tours through this cemetery also a searchable database

Geelong Cemeteries Trust
VIC
cemeteries
an online search facility for the Geelong Eastern & Western; Grovedale; Mt Duneed; Geelong Memorial Park; Leopold; Drysdale; Portarlington; Flinders; Highton; Mt Moriac; Winchelsea and Lorne cemeteries of the Geelong region

Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust
VIC
cemeteries
a deceased search facility and maps for many cemeteries in the greater metropolitan area of Victoria

Greater Shepparton Cemeteries
VIC
cemeteries
online index to the Pine Lodge & Kialla West Cemeteries of the Greater Shepparton City Council

Cemeteries of S.W. Victoria
VIC
cemeteries
transcripts & descriptions of many cemeteries in south-west Victoria includes a global surname index

Kew Cemetery
VIC
cemeteries
aka Boroondara General Cemetery is 145 years old and has over 75000 burials; it is now possible to search its on-line database

Lilydale Memorial Park
VIC
cemeteries
in the Yarra Valley has an online search facility and holds burials from 1863

Euroa Cemetery
VIC
cemeteries
history; index and photos dating back to 1857

Headstone Photographs
VIC
cemeteries
headstone photographs from small rural cemeteries mainly in Victoria

Victoria Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries 1850-1988
VIC
cemeteries
Transcriptions of approx 33k monumental inscriptions from small rural cemeteries around Wangaratta.

Victoria Police
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a database of Police & Police Stations in Victoria by Helen D Harris OAM

Convict Ships to Australia
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
details of convicts and convict ships 1803 to 1849 sent to Port Phillip (Vic); a Perth DPS project

Victorian Police Force
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a history of the force from 1836

Courts and Criminal Justice
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
a guide to convict records available in Victoria; criminal trial briefs; capital files; inquests and prison registers

PROV Register of Male and Female Prisoners
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
Register of Male and Female Prisoners 1855-1947 - a searchable data

Old News Copy
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
index of names mentioned in the 1853 Victorian Police Gazette - unfortunately this site is now only available from web archive

Victoria Police Historical Society
VIC
convicts; criminals; police & prisons
over 150 years of stories; displays of crime; justice; courage and forensic techniques

Victoria Inquest Deposition Files 1840-1925
VIC
deaths
An index to approx 101k files - may be duplicate of data available at Victoria's Public Record Office.

Registry Index of Deaths
VIC
deaths
dates available from 1853 to 1988 - can search and apply online

Index to Divorce Cause Books
VIC
divorces
the complete text is available from 1861 to 1924 as a downloadable pdf file

Tipperary Emigrants to Victoria; Aust
VIC
emigration & immigration
an index of 2000 emigrants from Tipperary to Victoria 1839 to 1851; compiled by Peter Madden

Employment Applications
VIC
employment
an index to applications for employment in the Victorian Government in the 19th century by Helen D Harris OAM

Ballarat Heritage Weekend
VIC
events & anniversaries
discover tales of tragedy; triumph; romance and mystery; an unforgettable journey

150 years of Parliament
VIC
events & anniversaries
150th anniversary of the opening of the Parliament of Victoria in 2006

Judkins and Steel Family History
VIC
family histories (individuals)
the family history of George & Carol (nee Steel) Judkins of Victoria; Australia

Tulloh Family
VIC
family histories (individuals)
from Morayshire; Scotland to Portland Victoria; by Meg Bate

Warrnambool Family History Group
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
located in the south-west Victoria fosters the study of family history in Warrnambool and the surrounding district

Doncaster-Templestowe Historical Society
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
located in Victoria Street; Doncaster

Echuca-Moama Family History Group
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
located in Echuca aims to encourage beginners and new members alike and assist each other in the pursuit of their family history

Geelong Family History Group
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
a non-profit group promoting & encouraging the study of family history and preserving records pertaining to the Geelong region

Goulburn & Murray Association
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
formed for family history groups and historical societies in the North East & Goulburn Valley areas & the Riverina areas (NSW)

Aust Institute of Genealogical Studies
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
AIGS is located in Blackburn (VIC)

Bendigo Family History Group
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
has a large collection of resources covering Bendigo/Sandhurst district and the extensive Central Goldfields area of Victoria

Genealogical Society of Victoria
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
formed in 1941 and in 2003 became a licensed film centre for the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS

Yackandandah
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
birthplace of Australia’s first Australian born Governor General

Victorian GUM
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
Genealogists Using Microcomputers based in Melbourne - is an association of family history researchers using computers to help them in their research and has over 700 members around Australia

Geelong & District Master Database
VIC
family history/genealogy groups & societies
online search facility for names; cemetery records and directories

Eureka Rebellion 1854
VIC
gold fields & mining
descriptions and further links to articles on the Eureka Rebellion at Ballarat

The Eureka Centre (aka Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka)
VIC
gold fields & mining
located in Ballarat provides a great overview of the events of 1854

History Information on Parliament
VIC
government; politics & parliaments
a history of the Parliament of the State of Victoria since commencement in 1856

People in Parliament
VIC
government; politics & parliaments
a searchable database of all Members of Parliament in the State of Victoria since 1851 usually complete with biography and image

Eureka on Trial - Ballarat goldfields rebellion
VIC
heritage icons
over 90 documents that trace the events of December 1854; including biographies of the main participants

High Country Heritage
VIC
historical societies & groups
covers the Alpine and Sub-Alpine areas in the south east

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
VIC
historical societies & groups
promoting and preserving the history of Victoria

Lilydale & District Historical Society
VIC
historical societies & groups
members are working on various projects such as research; tours; talks and working with the community to recognise the area's landmarks

History of Moreland
VIC
historical societies & groups
detailed history and images from this region of Vic

Signature Cloth names
VIC
historical societies & groups
from the 1918 Stratford Methodist Church Harvest Festival includes are some photos and names

South West Victorian Pioneers & History
VIC
historical societies & groups
from the Glenelg and Wannon Region of Victoria covering Byaduk; Carapook & Muntham; Dartmoor; Digby; Hotspur; Merina & Henty; Sandford; Strathdownie and Wando Vale

Waanyarra
VIC
historical societies & groups
the history of the Golden Triangle region of Waanyarra in Central Victoria

Bellarine Historical Society
VIC
historical societies & groups
collects records for the family and local history researcher on the Bellarine Peninsula east of Geelong

Nhill Historical Society
VIC
historical societies & groups
houses records and local newspapers dating back to the 1800s

History of Victoria
VIC
history of Australian states; territories & cities
the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia submission on the history of Vic

Local History Grants Program
VIC
honours; awards & prizes
annual grants that support the cost of any project that preserves; records or publishes Victorian local history - applications generally close in November

Cole-Tetlow Index
VIC
hotels & hoteliers; pubs & publicans
collection of hotel records contains over 21k entries for Melbourne & suburban hotels

Victoria Inward Passenger Lists 1839-1923
VIC
Immigration
Containing approx 1.6 million records - may be duplicate of data available at Victoria's Public Record Office.

Victoria Outward Passenger Lists 1852-1924
VIC
Immigration
An index of approx 1.8 million records of individuals leaving Victoria - may be duplicate of data available at Victoria's Public Record Office.

Koorie Heritage
VIC
indigenous peoples
index of Koorie Names Project; at the moment index can only be accessed in the readings rooms

Living Museum of the West
VIC
indigenous peoples
in Melbourne hosts an informative Aboriginal program in the region

County Map of Victoria
VIC
maps & place names
a downloadable pdf map of the counties - useful when trying to locate places described in 19th century documents

Victorian place names
VIC
maps & place names
abbreviations of the place names in the state of Victoria

Registry Index of Marriages
VIC
marriages
dates available from 1853 to 1942 - can search and apply online

Register of Patients - Ballarat & Sunbury asylums
VIC
medical; hospitals & homes
the complete text is available from 1877 to 1920 as downloadable pdf files

Darragh Index
VIC
medical; hospitals & homes
to the Melbourne German Sick and Relief Society membership 1861 to 1924

The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne
VIC
medical; hospitals & homes
established in 1856 actively seeks to record its history - this site contains some biographies and patient records

Patient Records
VIC
medical; hospitals & homes
index to the patient records in the Midwifery Book 1856 to 1876 of the Royal Women’s Hospital

The Empire Called and I Answered
VIC
military & war
the Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington 1914-1918 over 4;500 volunteers; compiled by Lenore Frost

Metropolitan Gas Company
VIC
military & war
A Tribute to those Employees of the Metropolitan Gas Company who served in the Great War - nfortunately the original web-site containing an index has now been removed

12th Regiment at Eureka
VIC
military & war
descriptions of soldiers at Ballarat during Eureka 1854

Metropolitan Gas Company Roll of Honour
VIC
military & war
a tribute to those employees of The Metropolitan Gas Company who served in The Great War

Immigration Museum
VIC
museums
the moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia

Euroa Farmers Arms Hotel Museum
VIC
museums
a brief history and photos of the museum located in the Shire of Strathbogie (Vic)

Old Gippstown
VIC
museums
Gippsland's Heritage Park - step back in time to the 1850s

Victoria Government Gazette
VIC
newspaper indexes & extracts
online archive of historical government gazettes 1836 to 1997 provides access to official notification of government decisions and legal actions

The Argus Index
VIC
newspaper indexes & extracts
this index covering 1870 to 1879 for The Argus Newspaper has been decomissioned; the newspaper (1848-1957) can be located on Trove and all years are readily searchable

Old News Copy
VIC
newspaper indexes & extracts
index of almost every item published in various editions of Victorian newspapers from the 1800's through to the 1920's; includes advertisements; shipping lists; market reports; court reports and general commentary - unfortunately this site is now only available from web archive

West Wimmera region newspapers
VIC
newspaper indexes & extracts
extracts from the West Wimmera Mail and Natimuk & Goroke Advertiser 1887-1920

PROV Public Transport Photographic Collection
VIC
photographs & photographers
Index to Public Transport Corporation Photographic Collection Railway Negatives

PROV Photographic Negatives
VIC
photographs & photographers
Index to Photographic Negatives of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

Photographers of Geelong and District
VIC
photographs & photographers
a history of 19th Century Photography in Geelong

The Victoria Post Office Directory
VIC
post & telephone
Victoria PO Directory 1866 is available to search or download via Google Books

Stamps of Victoria
VIC
post & telephone
the philately of the colony of Victoria and is provided to assist collectors who specialise in this area

PROV Public Transport Photographic Collection
VIC
railways & trains
Index to Public Transport Corporation Photographic Collection Railway Negatives

Tulloch Family Reunion 2011
VIC
reunions
planned for 23 April 2011 at Portland Victoria

PROV Teacher Record Books
VIC
schools & teaching
Index to Teacher Record Books 1863-1959 - locates file numbers so that details can be viewed on microfilm in the reading rooms

PROV Pastoral Runs
VIC
sheep; wool & pastoralists
Plans may be viewed on line; may also includes details of lease and correspondence

Passenger Ships arriving in Australasian Ports
VIC
shipping & passenger lists
passenger ships 1837 to 1899 arriving in Victorian ports; a Perth DPS project

PROV Unassisted Inward Passengers
VIC
shipping & passenger lists
Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria 1852-1923

PROV Assisted British Immigration
VIC
shipping & passenger lists
Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871 into Victoria

PROV Outward Passengers
VIC
shipping & passenger lists
Index to Outward Passengers leaving Victoria to Interstate; UK; NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1923

PROV Photographic Negatives
VIC
sports
Index to Photographic Negatives of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

Australian (Horse) Racing Museum
VIC
sports
a non-profit organisation preserving the heritage of horse racing holds Turf Registers from 1870 as well as news clippings; race results and race books

Immigration Wall at Portland
VIC
welcome & immigration walls
37 ships carrying assisted migrants arrived at Portland 1851-1857

Wife & Child Deserters
VIC
where are they?
an index to Wife and Child Deserters in Australia in 19th & 20th centuries by Helen D Harris OAM

Victoria Index to Probate Registers 1841-1989
VIC
Wills
Index to approx 1 million probate records - may be duplicate of data available at Victoria's Public Record Office.

PROV Wills and Probate
VIC
wills & probate
Index to Wills; Probate and Administration Records 1841-2016; a searchable database of those people whose estates underwent the probate process in the Supreme Court of Victoria

Women Lecturers
VIC
women in history
an index to Women Lecturers in Melbourne 1880-1905 by Helen D Harris OAM

Women's Suffrage Petition
VIC
women in history
in 1891 30;000 signatures were collected - all names in a searchable database

Women’s Suffrage Petition
VIC
women in history
details of the women who signed the petition from Casterton & District 1891

1891 Women Petitioners
VIC
women in history
volunteers are checking signatures and identifying the almost 30k women who signed the right to vote petition in Victoria

1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition
VIC
women in history
Williamstown volunteers are identifying the women from the area who signed the petition and researching their details

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