Australian Genealogy & History Blogs
Below is a list of Blogs relating to Genealogy or History from Australians. These contain important news, updates about resources, events, how tos, tips and general ramblings about all things history in Australia. If you know of any others that you think should be here please tell us - email firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Fleet and Beyond
This site has been created to assist with the research of the Lyons, Barton, Buglass, Thorn, Robson and Critchley families from the First Fleet through to today.
A Little Bit of Irish
William Skyvington's personal blog about his mother's family in Australia.
A Pocket Full of Family Memories
Debra has a passion for family history, memoirs, old photographs, vintage postcards, historical and gothic novels, London, WWII history and cats.
Largely a business site, however it does include family history of the De La Rue family.
AIF Online Museum
An online collection of artifacts from the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919.
Family Tree and Ancestry research servicecs. An experienced Researcher and Investigator (UK) offering specialist services to descendants of families originating in the United Kingdom. Offering a special emphasis on Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire
A personal blog, that includes lots of useful information for researchers as well. Watch the past come alive as you find the ancestors within you.
The official blog from Ancestry.com.au.
This is a blog for everyone with an interest in genealogy and Android phones or tablets.
Annie's Heart to Heart
This blog helps people with various aspects of their own personal history.
Archival Access Victoria
Archival Access Victoria goes into detail of records that you will find at the Prublic Record Office of Victoria (PROV), providing details of their codes and description and how it can be used in your research.
Andrew S. Bowman is the curator and historian for the Carnamah Historical Society, a genealogist, and museum worker at the State Library of Western Australia.
As They Were
Keep up to date with the latest happenings from Clare Roots Society Transcription Groups...and Irish news in general.
Follow Jonathon Auld as he researches the Auld family. His blog entries are great for others who are also researching family histories, he shows useful information about where and how he finds information.
Aunt Ruby Remembers
A comment about life now and looking back into past times.
Aussiemandas Ancestry is the culmination of over 30 years of research and what has taken my interest in the field of genealogy.
Australia @ War
This blog advises users of any updates to the "Australia @ War" website and any other items of interest.
Asian Australian News
This is your portal to all news Asian-Australian related, and includes some relating to Asians in Australian history.
Australian Genealogy Blog
Currently non-active, this blog claims that it contains "useful information and discussions about researching your family history in Australia".
Australian Genealogy Journeys
A personal blog by Aillin, this blog shares her ideas, news, discoveries, successes and failures as she researches her Australian family history as well as the lives of her Irish, English and Welsh ancestors.
Australian Genealogy News
This blog shares resources, web sites and news items which are of interest to Australian genealogists and family historians.
Australian History for Genealogists
This is a blog with articles and links especially for people who wish to learn more about the story of Australia in relation to their ancestors.
Australian War Memorial
This blog is where the AWM writes about what is happening at the Memorial. Topics cover the exhibitions they are working on and what they're doing with items in various collections. There are stories about people, places, events and objects, and reports from battlefield tours.
The 'Back Fence' of Genealogy
A personal blog from geneablogger Crissouli about all things genealogy and history. Her blogs include poems, books and memories from childhood, photogrraphs and interesting information of people, places and things from the past.
A family history blog discovering the facts and stories in the history of a family in Australia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, with an interest in births, marriages and deaths and everything in between.
Meet Prue: she's a wife, twin, mother of three young children, botanical artist, botanist, embroiderer, family historian, gardener and Christian. She lives in Sydney, Australia, and her ancestry is mainly of English, Scottish and German origins. Follow her journey to find her ancestors ... "all the people who came before me to make me who I am".
Blackwood Soldiers Project
A project aimed at collecting and publishing the personal stories of sailors, soldiers and nurses from Blackwood, South Australia and surrounding district (Coromandel Valley, Upper Sturt, Cherry Gardens, Eden Hills and Belair) from their service in the First World War.
Blogs for Family Historians
Another of Carole Riley's blogs, this one gives great advice for family history bloggers.
Blond and LeBlond Genealogy
A personal blog relating to the Blond and LeBlond families in Australia.
Bobby Family Tree
A personal blog, Bobby has been researching since 2007, and has found his research takes him (not necessarily literally) to Poland, Ukraine and forced labour WW2 in Nurnberg, Germany, s well as New South Wales, and Kent in England.
The Boggo Blog
Chris Dawson write the Boggo Blog, and this is his blog on Brisbane's historic Boggo Road Gaol and a bunch of other stuff that occasionally grabs my attention from the pages of history.
Bound for South Australia
Between February and July 1836 nine ships left Britain bound for the newly created province of South Australia. Follow their journeys over 45 weeks through the weekly posts from the journals, diaries and letters of those on board.
By The Bremer: Memories of Ipswich
This blog will focusses on historical information and events relevant to the Ipswich region. It also highlights programs and activities of historical interest that are held at the Ipswich Library.
Bytes & Blogs - History of Australia
The aim of this blog is to first share a journey of discovery across the Pacific and Indian Oceans towards Australia ... starting from the first rumors of this mysterious Great Southern Land byte by byte.
A blog by Campaspe Regional Library to talk about genealogy and family history, ask questions, highlight useful sites and share tips.
Carnamah Historical Society and Museum
Keep up with the latest news from the Carnamah Historical Society. They aim to collect, record, preserve and promote the history of the district.
One of Carole's Riley's blogs. As a person of note in the Australian genealogy community, Carol has a lot of knowledge to pass on through her blogs.
Carol's Headstone Photographs
This blog, offers free digital photographs of headstones available for cemeteries in Victoria, Australia and for a few cemeteries in Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.
Cascades Female Factory History Site
Discover the stories of Australia's convict women through this blog didicated to those who were sent to the Cascades Factory in Tasmania.
Casey Cardinia – links to our past
Welcome to the Casey Cardinia Library Corporation history blog. This blog plans to keep you up to date with Heritage happenings in the Region and state wide, and also, to present snippets of historical information from the area. It introduces readers to some of the Historical Societies in the area, as well as records that area available.
Cataloguing in Gippsland
This blog contains the 'Musings of a Cataloguer at Large in Gippsland'.
The work concentrates on seeking out and compiling images of funerary art. These items serve many cultural functions, primarily in the expression of beliefs about the afterlife. They might reflect the interest of a person whilst living or represent a sort of symbolic communication with the individual who has died. I am interested in this area of work as it is a fascinating way to see the exploration and expression of ideas surrounding mortality.
Chinese Australian Historical Society
The Chinese Australian Historical Society is for everyone interested in the history and heritage of Chinese people in Australia. They organise events and activities to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of the role played by people of Chinese heritage in Australia's past. And their website has information with hints for researching a Chinese ancestor and lists of resources relating to Chinese-Australian history.
Cobram Genealogical Group News
Greetings from Cobram Genealogical Group in Victoria. Follow their blog to keep up with all the latest happenings and news from this Australian Genealogy Group.
This is a blog for researching Australian convicts. The author is interested in helping people find their way around the maze of resources available for convict research.
'Tracing our family history to Australia one skeleton at a time'. Fi is new to genealogy, and she loves shaking the tree and making those skeletons dance.
Dave's Genealogy Web Blog
Queenslander David Barron uses his blog as a way to quickly make notes showing what he's updating or researching in hiis genealogy sites.
Dead Centre of Queensland
Welcome to the Dead Centre of Queensland! Kerry writes that the name is not intended to be interpreted geographically but rather as an amusing reference to her hobby of photographing the cemeteries of Queensland. And that her aim to photograph all the surviving headstones and index them.
The Desk of Karen Lee Field
Karen Henderson is this blogger's real name. And she's a reader, writer, publisher and enjoys family history.
Diary of an Australian Genealogist
One of Shauna Hicks' blogs, this will record her research (both in Australia and overseas), links, articles or newsletters she reads, family history news that excites me and so on.
Diary of E W Manifold - WWI - New
Edward Walford Manifold was born on 28th April 1892 and grew up in the Western District of Victoria. Together with his older brother William Herbert (Bee), he travelled to England to join the Royal Field Artillery when World War I broke out. Day by day, this blog publishes his letters home and the entries he made in his diaries, from 1915 when he was first sent to France until 1918 when his service ends.
Military blog from 2007-2008 regarding diggers, past and present.
Do You Know
Do You Know is intended to be a less formal blog than Al Mewett's 'Who Were They' blog. Relating to the Mewett family, you'll find snippets of information about departed extended-family members and occasional photos of them.
Dunolly and District
A daily history blog about Dunolly and District.
Family Convictions - A Convict Ancestor
Follow Sharn White as she traces the journeys of her Irish convict ancestors to the Penal Colony of NSW, Moreton Bay and Norfolk Island.
Family History South Australia
Keep up-to-date with the Family History South Australia website projects and other South Australian genealogy news.
Anecdotes and tips to help you in your search for your ancestors.
Family Matters - NEW
'Family Matters' is the State Library of Victoria's blog. It keeps readers up-to-date on all things family history related at the State Library of Victoria. The blog informs you about events, service updates, training programs and new items in their Genealogy Centre collection. It also gives research tips and links to handy family history websites. The team of writers look forward to sharing State Library of Victoria’s window on to the world of family history with you!
Family Tree Frog
Visit Alex Daw's Family Tree Frog blog for the latest in her quest to find her family, and her participation in the genealogy blogging scene.
A history of the 19th Infantry Battalion AIF, this is where you will find the most up to date news and information on the battalion.
Join Jess, and discover her obsession with family history.
Finding my Ancestors
The personal genealogy. Here he posts some of the more interesting stories from his family history together with news about updates to my website as well as other odd snippets.
This blog belongs to the Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group Inc. and provides readers with information on upcoming events, and other bits of genealogy interest.
From Dorfprozelten to Australia
Stories and information about the Dorfprozelten Bavarian migrants to Australia.
From Helen V Smith's Keyboard
This blog consists of genealogy musings, tips, Queensland research, new sites, and new technology.
The blog with lots about genealogy software.
Gary Blond's Genealogy
A personal blog by Gary Blond with details that relates to his family.
"Once upon a time I was actively researching my family tree and actively perusing a PhD. Both have been gathering dust. Time to give them a bit of an airing before they get mouldy..."
Geelong and District
Covering local and family history in the greater Barwon region.
Meet Caitie, a young Brisbanite who has started this blog which is dedicated to her genealogy, plus other historical bits & pieces that she find interesting
Genealogy & History News
Genealogy and history news and product announcements for Australians.
Geni of Oz
A personal blog on family history thoughts and stories with an Aussie emphasis.
The musings of an amateur Australian genealogist excited by Web2.0 applications.
Another of Jill's blogs, this one contains events of interest to Australian Genealogists including conferences, excursions, family reunions, lectures, open days and seminars.
Genies Down Under
Genealogy with an Australian twist. Tips, tools, technology, tricks and traps for genies doing Australian family history research.
Profiles of well-known genealogists from Australia and overseas.
Gladstone History Inc
This blog about Gladstone's (Queensland, Australia) local history. You'll find information about books, newspaper articles, radio articles, and other items of local history interest.
George Griffith’s NZ Goldrush Adventure
A blog dedicated to researching the stories behind old photographs and about George Griffith’s life in the goldrush era.
George William Cook
Another blog by Gary Blond, this on explores the family, and those asssociated to George William Cook who was born in Brisbane, Australia on 17 August 1898. His father was William Joseph Cook and mother was Eleanor Bashford.
Gol Gol Girl
A personal family history blog by Kay Sturgeon, from Gol Gol in New South Wales.
Ambra writes about her experiences as an Italian-Australian living in Sydney and some of her posts include stories about growing up in Sydney's inner-west in the 1960s on topics revolving around family, food and home.
Googie's Genealogy Blog
A personal family history website by 'Googs'. This blog highlights some of the interesting people and places she's encountered along the way.
Greenough Pioneer Museum
The Greenough Pioneer Museum is located 19km south of Geraldton, in Western Australia. You can visit their blog and find out all sorts of tidbits relating to the Museum, and pioneers in the region.
Hamley Bridge Past and Present
A history of a small, former railway town in South Australia.
Historian @ Work
I’m Jen, an Historian and heritage consultant based in Perth, Western Australia. I LOVE to research! I am now back in my home town of Perth where I provide history and heritage related services. What does an Historian do all day? Read the blog and find out!
Historical Medical Miscellany
Another of Helen V. Smith's other blogs. This is relating to her interest in infectious diseases through the ages and how disease has played a part in social and family history with epidemics, archaic medical terms, medical discoveries and how they impacted on our ancestors.
History & Museums - Connecting!
A website to share information about History and Museums and to foster networking and support.
The History of Matt
This is the personal blog of Matt Hall, and Australian living in America. His blogs says that this 'page will be a place for processing thoughts and posting about my ancestors both in Australia and their home nations.'
News, information, interesting places, organisations and events all around South Australia.
History Services Blog
History Services New South Wales, bringing the past to life.
I Wasn't Blogged Yesterday
A personal blog, which includes all sorts, including some genealogy.
Infolass - New
Liz Pidgeon is the Local and Family History Librarian at Yarra Plenty Regional Library, in Melbourne, Victoria. Her blog covers her travels around England and America to differect historical societies and events, after winning the Margery C Ramsay Scholarship.
In the Mailbox
This blogger who thinks about archives, archivists and keeping records.
Inside History Magazine
The blog of Australia and New Zealand's newest history and genealogy magazine 'Inside History'. It is for people passionate about Australian and New Zealand history and heritage, whether it’s their family’s ancestry, or in a broader social context.
Irish Graves - They Who Sleep in Foreign Lands
A collection of photos of Irish related graves. Where possible the details of birthplaces have been included.
The diary of Sergeant Samual John "Jack" Drew M.M., August 1918 to January 1919
This started as a travel blog by , but has since changed into her genealogy blog as well.
Janelle's Family Tree Addicition
Janelle's aim is to mention and tell some of the life story of her ancestors, a few at a time, and hopefully connect with other relis.
Results of some of Jenni's personal family history research which may help others.
Jenny's Genealogy Blog
Useful and interesting information about genealogy and genealogical research and other interesting things.
John Oxley Library Blog
The State Library of Queensland's 'John Oxley Library blog' encourages discussion within the community about its collections and activities.
Jottings Journeys and Genealogy
Blog about Judy Webster's own family history, travels and everyday life.
Kastellorizian Association of Victoria
This is a blog site for all you 'Kazzies', in Australia and around the word, to post information on subjects and matters you would like to share.
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, established in 1963, collects, preserves and disseminates information on the history of the Municipality of Ku-ring-gai. This blog is used to highlight the history and resources related to the region.
Kylie Willison's blog for family tree research, art and technology hacking.
Join Margaret Hamilton on her journey of discovering her ancestors.
Letters of a Nation
In 2009 Australia Post created the 'Letters of a Nation' project to create a firsthand account of Australian life since the beginning of Australia Post. They had over 2000 letters submitted to them. Published here are the 'Top 200'.
Libraries ACT is the public library service for Canberra. It is also responsible for the ACT Heritage Library. Discover treasures in this library through their blog.
Local History News Link
History and genealogy news relating to Maitland, New South Wales.
Lontester Genealogy News
A personal blog from Alona Tester, with mostly Australian genealogy news.
The Dictionary of Sydney contains hundreds of new images, people, organisations and connections. This blog comments on the latest additions to and news about the Dictionary.
Lost & Found: Rediscover Forgotten Aussie Riches
From mode of transport, to cow pastures, and articles from historical newspapers, to the history of towens, it's all covered in this blog.
Lost Medals Australia
Since 2000 Glyn Llanwarne has been acquiring, researching and then returning lost medals to veterans or their families. He started out purchasing medals, however, now he is supported through donations of found medals. His blog is one of the methods he uses in trying to locate families, and tell the stories of these medals.
Maffra and District Historical Society
The blog from the Maffra and District Historical Society details the history of Maffra and surrounding areas of this Gippsland town.
Manly Library's genealogy blog. With 3 contributors to the blog, they keep readers up with all the latest genealogy news.
MAPCO is an Australian company, and their aim is to provide genealogists, students and historians with free access to high quality scans of rare and beautiful antique maps and views. Their website displays a variety of highly collectable 18th-20th century maps and plans of Australia and the British Isles. Their website is updated regularly, so to keep up with the latest news, subscribe to their blog.
The McWhirters Project
The McWhirters Project rediscovers what was where (and what wasn't), and unearth some of the lost and quirky from Brisbane and South East Queensland history.
Moonee Valley Family and Local History
This blog has been created to share information about family and local history, and the resources that are available at the Local History Room at the Sam Merrifield Library at Moonee Ponds, Victoria.
To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Mosman Library is creating an innovative online resource to collect and display information about the wartime experiences of local service people in the area.
My Family History Research
This blog says that is "bits & pieces abotu my research". The author of the blog has been researching their family history for over 20 years in NSW and SA, and is using this blog to record the road blocks and what research they have uncovered.
My Genealogy Adventure
'For as long as I can remember I have been interested in history and curious about where my family came from'. This is how Tanya St Clair Honey begins her blog.
The official blog from MyHeritage.com.
News from the CEO
Christine McKenzie is the Yarra Plenty Regional Library's CEO, and this is one of Australia's largest and most progressive library systems. It provides library services to the City of Banyule, City of Whittlesea and Shire of Nillumbik and has eight branch and two state of the art mobile libraries.
Now and Then - New
Snippets of Australian social history from newspapers and other sources.
Old Highercombe Museum
News and events organised by the community and the Old Highercombe Hotel Museum.
Olive Tree Genealogy Blog
Updates from Lorene McGinnis Schulze about Olive Tree Genealogy and other free genealogy records.
This blog is dedicated to information relating to overland journeys between South Australia and the Victorian goldfields, particularly in the period 1851 and 1852.
Pages Past - New
A personal blog, Tracey Bruce has a passion for history, archaeology, genealogy and much more.
Port Lincoln Railway Museum - New
History, new and events about the community of Port Lincoln, and the Railway Museum.
Port Melbourne Historical and Preservation Society
This society is a totally voluntary, non-profit, incorporated organization founded in 1993 to preserve the identity of this historic port town. Dedicated volunteers collect, conserve, catalogue and make accessible to the public the heritage of the Borough.
A celebration of Queensland history with the latest news and events, including local and family history.
This is another of Matt Hall's blogs. Random Genealogy is used for 'interesting things I find, mainly from early Australian settlement'.
A Rebel Hand
This is a blog about Nicholas Delaney, United Irishman in 1798, who was transported as a convict to New South Wales in 1802 aboard the Atlas II. He was a roadbuilder, farmer, publican and the blog author's ancestor.
The Resident Judge of Port Phillip
This is the research blog of Janine Rizzetti, who is writing her thesis on Justice John Walpole Willis, the first Resident Judge of Port Phillip. This blog includes her observations about Port Phillip in the early 1840s when Willis was resident and her observations about Port Phillip (i.e. Melbourne) and 21st century life today.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
A blog dedicated to the activities, events, resources and publications for sale of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
Ryde Goes to War Project
This is a Project of the Ryde District Historical Society to identify & collect data for all World War I soldiers and nurses from the Ryde district of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Saviel Family History
Seeking Susan ~ Meeting Marie ~ Finding Family
Thisd blog shares the stories, strategies, fun, frustration, unexpected surprises and excitement of Family History Research in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales & Canada.
SeniorNew Wellington Inc
Offering computer skills and many other studying opportunities to seniors in Wellington, NZ.
Shamrocks, Shortbread, and Shenanigans
A blog about the frustrations, adventures, brickwalls and ultimately rewards of someone searching for their origins. Some Irish (Shamrocks), Scottish (Shortbread) and Shenanigans (English) all mixed into one!
Social Media and Genealogy
If you think that think that social media was made for family historians, follow this blog. Family historian are different from other people – we actually enjoy finding distant relatives and keeping in touch with them, and social media helps us to find relatives and old friends in ways that were not possible in the days of mailing lists and message boards.
South Australia Aboriginal Soldiers of the First World War
A project aimed at collecting the stories of Aboriginal soldiers from South Australia who enlisted during the First World War.
Stumbling Through the Past: Delving into History - NEW
This blog is about history. Yvonne lives in Australia so many articles are about Australian history, but we have always lived in a world where people have travelled and communicated across borders so you will probably find similarities and connections with the history of your region.
Your family history is a part of you, and Ancestry.com.au's Sticky Notes blog is a place to share and discover stories and more. Read, ask questions and let them know what you think.
St Josephs Restoration - St Albans/Wiseman's Ferry
Pictorial blog of the restoration of the oldest catholic church on mainland Australia (1839) . It is north of Sydney between Wisemans Ferry & St Albans. The church will eventually be a four bedroom guesthouse with its own cemetery dating from 1840.
Stratford Historical Society and Museum
News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum in Stratford, Gippslang, Victoria.
Tea Tree Gully Library
The Tea Tree Gully Library in Adelaide's north east, does have a large family history collection, and they regularly hold genealogy talks there. This blog includes topics relating to family history as well as regular library news.
Teach Yourself family History
Linda Elliot shares her knowledge and experience as a family history researcher, with a range of lessons to research your ancestors to the early 1800's.
That Moment in Time
A personal blog from geneablogger Crissouli, in Queensland. She writes not only information on her own family, but also includes history and news along similar themes.
The Boss 63
A personal blog by Drew Andrew, with "my life, my wishes, my wants and lots of other stuff thrown in for good measure" ... which does include genealogy as well from time to time.
The Empire Called and I Answered
The call of the British Empire in 1914 reached far away Essendon on the other side of the globe. This blog is a tribute to those from the region who served in WWI.
The Tiger's Mouth
This blog is written by Kate Bagnall who writes 'I’ve been interested in Australia’s historical connections to China since I first lived there more than ten years ago – when, by coincidence, I found myself living in the overseas Chinese homelands of the Pearl River Delta'.
Thomas J. Nevin, Tasmanian Photographer
19th century Australian police and commercial photographer Thomas J. Nevin (1842-1923).
Times Past - Old Time Radio Archives
If you have fond memories of sitting and listening to the 'wireless', have a look to see what the Old Time Radio Archives have available to listen to.Relive the eras of times gone by.
Toowoomba & Darling Downs Family History Society
Family history news and notes from Toowoomba and surrounding areas. It includes both Society news as well as local history items of interest.
Tracking Down the Family
A personal blog relating to the Jones (and other) families.
Untold Stories: Prohibited Immigrants in Australian History
Untold Stories is a blog written by Chloë Okoli that focusies on deportees, deserters and stowaways in early twentieth century Australia.
By Judy Webster, this blog includes genealogy news and tips from around the world.
There are so many stories about residents past and present which deserve to be recorded for posterity. Unless a start is made soon, it may well be too late and the opportunity may disappear. This blog is helping in recording the history of West Hobart.
Western District Families
Stories of Merron Riddiford's pioneering families from the western district of Victoria.
Who Were They
My daughter recently urged me to “put down on paper” my recollections about our family history [the Mewett family]. So, here I am now tapping away on the keyboard of my computer and, hopefully, the first instalment of my history will hit the wire as a blog.
Who is That Person in the Photo? Chinese Life from the Past
A blog dedicated to shaing vintage photos, and newspaper articles related to Chinese peope. Most relate to the Chinese in Australia and New Zealand.
Wishful Linking Family History Blog
A personal blog by Maria Northcote, this blog records some information and stories about her family history and genealogical research.
Yarra Plenty Local History
Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promotes local history in the Yarra Plenty community.
Your Brisbane: Past and Present
With a passion for photography and a love of Brisbane and it's history, this blog is perfect for those wanting to know more about this history of the area.
Your Memento is published quarterly by the National Archives of Australia, and opens the Archives’ collection to a wide audience. It features articles about the Archives’ exhibitions, events, publications and websites.