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About findmypast.com.au

Findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website, which launched in May 2010. With millions of records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The great variety of records satisfies the family history buff as well as the social and local historian alike.

The Australasian collection includes:

  • Cemetery records
  • Death records
  • Probate, land & court records
  • Migration records
  • Directories
  • Criminal reports
  • Electoral rolls
  • Almanacs
  • Military records
  • Government gazettes

We are continually adding new records to the website, working in close partnership with leading expert organisations in Australian and New Zealand family history.


Understand more about family history

In addition to the millions of family history records on findmypast.com.au, you will also find social, biographical and historical information, which provides a background to the records and helps you gain a deeper understanding of how your family lived.

The help and advice section contains a wealth of information on how to use the site and how to start researching your family history, as well as background information on the records.

A dedicated team

Based in Sydney, findmypast Australasia has a dedicated team committed to providing you with the best possible experience when researching your Australasian family history. You can be confident that our team is passionate about family history, dedicated to customer service and have years of experience that have all come together to create findmypast Australasia.


Our pedigree

Findmypast.com.au is the sister-site to leading UK family history website findmypast.co.uk, which launched in April 2003. It was the first website in the world to publish the UK’s England & Wales birth, marriage and death records online in 2003 and has since published hundreds of millions of family history records online to customers around the world. Now part of brightsolid online publishing, which also owns and operates a number of other leading family history websites including GenesReunited, they have years of experience in operating family history websites that help make your family history easier, and managing hundreds of millions of records online.

findmypast.co.uk works in partnership with all the leading experts in UK family history, including The National Archives of the United Kingdom on pioneering projects such as the 1911 census for England & Wales, outbound UK passenger lists and British Army pension records; the Federation of Family History Societies on parish records dating back to 1538; and the Society of Genealogists on special collections.