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About us

findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website, which launched in May 2010. The website currently offers subscription access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. These are mainly family history records, but you'll also find thousands of social, government and general history records, which are of great interest not only to anyone researching their family tree, but also if you're interested in social and local history.

The records include:

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

We are adding new records to the website all the time, working in close partnership with leading expert organisations in Australian and New Zealand family history. In future we will be adding records from overseas working with our sister-site findmypast.co.uk.

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.

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 to publish online the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England & Wales dating back to 1837 and received the Queen's Award for Innovation.

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.

findmypast.com.au is operated by brightsolid online publishing Australasia Pty Ltd. Registered in Australia, company registration numbers ACN 149 492 688, ABN 97 149 492 6. Registered company address: c/o Hayes Knight (NSW) Pty Ltd, Level 2, 115 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. Please see our privacy policy and terms & conditions for further information. If you wish to discuss any aspect of our service, please contact us.