Have you checked out Ancestry.com lately?

Why not come into your Local Library and check out the Ancestry.com Database. New databases are being added weekly that may assist your family research. The following is a list of some already released databases which can be easily searched.

Australian Death Index 1875-1985
Births, Deaths and Marriages,
Australian Census data,
Immigration and Travel
Convict ship register
UK Incoming Passenger lists 1878 -1960
Australian Marriage Index Register
Australian Birth Index 1788 -1922
Australian Electoral Roles: 1903-1980
New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922
Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Australia and New Zealand Obituary Collection.
New South Wales, Australia, Settler and Convict Lists, 1787-1834
Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912
New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900
1891 New South Wales, Australia Census
New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930
New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia, Convict Pardons and Tickets of Leave, 1834-1859
New South Wales, Australia Historical Electoral Rolls, 1842-1864
New South Wales, Australia, Departing Crew and Passenger Lists, 1816-1825, 1898-1911
New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900

JOURNEY TO A NEW LIFE: Italian migration in NSW

We are getting a huge response to this exhibition which went up early September during History Week and continues until October 30 at Leichhardt Library.

To date we have had more than a dozen high school groups (coming from as far as Adamstown, Newcastle) seniors groups and a western Sydney historical society visit the exhibition. Developed by Co.As.It Italian Heritage, Journey to a New Life pays an emotional tribute to the courage and sacrifices made by Italians who left behind their homeland to start a new life in New South Wales.

A work-sheet for use by high school classes has been developed around the major themes in the exhibition and can be downloaded here (requires PDF reader) journey-exhibition

Pietro Carnavale, with co-workers on the Hume Weir preparing Sunday lunch, Albury 1927.

Santo Acruri arrives in Sydney, March 1956. Image courtesy Acruri family.