Mayflower cropped shutterstock_107990399


Mayflower cropped shutterstock_107990399

Australian Research Resources

Australian Genealogy Research

Are you an Australian looking to discover a connection to a Mayflower passenger or just starting to research your Australian family history as a hobby? Or perhaps you're an American who has discovered a family member who immigrated to Australia and want to learn more?


Either way, you'll find the Australian research resources below a useful starting point. These websites include searchable Australian State and Federal records of births, deaths and marriages, shipping lists, newspapers, defence personnel and more.  Also included are a range of other sites which may assist Australians with their family history search. 

35 million people worldwide are thought to be descended from the Mayflower passengers. As you trace your Australian relatives back to their origins, you may ultimately find that you're one of them!

For more useful Mayflower research sites, go to our main Resources page.


There are an estimated 10 million living Americans and 35 million people worldwide who are descended from the Pilgrims, according to the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. 


Leiden, 1620

Australian National Resources

National Archives of Australia (NAA)  Managed by the Australian Federal Government, the NAA site has information from government records about military service, migration and most types of contact that an individual may have had with the government throughout their life.  

Trove provides records of newspapers, gazettes, and archives, records and collections from the National Library of Australia and hundreds of partner organisations around Australia.

The Ryerson Index contains transcribed Australian Obituaries.

Australian marriage.jpg
Australian goldfields.jpg

State Resources  


Births Deaths & Marriages - NSW family history search

State Archives - NSW Govt state archives & records


Births Deaths & Marriages - Victorian research & family history search
Public Record Office - Research your Victorian family history


Births Deaths & Marriages - Family history research Services

Qld State Archives - Connecting Queenslanders with their past


GenealogySA - Helping you find your family history

SA State Records - Family history research



State Records of WA - Research using state archives

Births, Deaths & Marriages - WA  Online search and pioneers index



Libraries Tasmania - Family history search
Births Deaths & Marriages - see Victoria above

Lesser known English, Irish & Scottish Resources

Irish Famine Memorial  - Monument inspired by the arrival in Australia of over 4,000 single young women 


Descendants of the Lacemakers of Calais 
- Searchable records and stories 


Scottish Prisoners of War SocietyPromoting knowledge about the Scottish POWs from the battles of Dunbar and Worcester

Socttish pow dunbar.jpg

Are you a Mayflower descendent with ties to Australia?