National Archives of Australia

Family history

In brief: Issue 6

Issue 6 April 2012

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 5

Issue 5 January 2012

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

Death register sheds light on those laid to rest

Issue 4 October 2011

Between 1832 and 1984, more than 570 people died at the North Head Quarantine Station. Archives records tell the stories of some of those buried there. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 4

Issue 4 October 2011

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading

James Massola at Shake Your Family Tree: transcript

Issue 4 April 2011

I found a wealth of things. I’ll run through a few of them that kind of surprised me, basic things like the date that he was born – December 1 Continue reading

Peter Cundall at Shake Your Family Tree: transcript

Issue 4 April 2011

And so I wrote to the National Archives. Normally it’s, you know, ‘What’s my family history?’ Well this is my subversive history, I wanted to know about. And to my Continue reading

National Archives plays vital role in returning lost war medals

Issue 2 March 2011

The tale of how the Archives helped two lost World War I medals return home. Continue reading

A family’s history: finding Michael

Issue 2 March 2011

The story of how the Archives helped Angelique Baker locate a brother she never knew she had. Continue reading

Love lawn: a tale of destiny

Issue 1 January 2011

The story of Anna Epstein, who fell in love with a man whose family was connected to her own by an archetypal Australian symbol. Continue reading

In brief: Issue 2

Issue 2 March 2011

News and information from the Archives. Continue reading