IF YOU’RE looking for family information outside of military service, you might want to try the information from sources such as births, marriages and deaths registers.
Start with your local genealogical society for help on where to go or how to find what you’re looking for, or, if you would prefer to search online, Ancestry.com is a useful resource.
Ancestry.com allows you to search records not just in Australia, but across the world, and helps you find information by starting to build a family tree and branching out with more information as you find it.
It does come at a cost – depending on what package you choose and what access to records around the world you can obtain, prices start from $21.95 a month and $179.49 for an annual subscription – but that allows you to search as much as you like.
The site will also help you choose what package you need, based on the records you require to search for your family and its forebears.
Local historical societies are also a good place to start.