We can help you with your Australian genealogy and discover your family tree.
Understanding Australian Genealogy Research
Australia is considered a country of immigrant origins. European migration to Australia began in the late 18th century and is the point when records of genealogical value began to be kept. Record keeping continued as Australia grew – it is now a country of more than 23 million people with origins from around the globe.
Because of Australia’s history of immigration, most people with Australian ancestry face a two-phase research process.
The first phase involves research based in Australian records and has two purposes. The primary purpose is to take your Australian genealogy back as far as possible in Australian records, hopefully to the point of arrival of your immigrant ancestor.
The second purpose is to gather enough information to reveal your immigrant ancestor’s country of origin. Without this critical data, research cannot proceed into the next phase, beyond the shores of Australia.
Australian Genealogy Records
For both of these tasks, Legacy Tree professional researchers have access to numerous databases, archives, and resources throughout Australia and the world. Among these resources are birth, marriage, and death records, military records, voting registers, tax accounts, land transactions, Australian census records, and more.
Another important source of Australian records are ecclesiastical, coming from extensive collections of church records. Legacy Tree family history researchers can find and examine these records onsite in Australia, as well as at the world’s largest repository of genealogical records at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and in subscription websites and databases.
There are also many public records that are of tremendous genealogical value, such as obituaries, cemetery records, phone directories, and others, that are stored in various archives, libraries, and databases.
With these collective resources, Legacy Tree professional genealogists are able to conclusively meet the demands of genealogical proof standards and successfully establish extensive family trees for your family name or other ancestral lines.
Our Professional Genealogists Can Discover Your Heritage
Legacy Tree Genealogists is a skilled international research firm, with expertise in researching Australian genealogy and immigrant ancestors worldwide. Complete the form above to request a free estimate and we will contact you to discuss how we can assist you in discovering your Australian genealogy.