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How to trace Australian + New Zealand ancestors

Discover your ancestors from Australia and New Zealand through our extensive collection of records from both countries. Without the use of census records you can explore our electoral rolls like Victoria Electoral Rolls or New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1925 to find your ancestors.

Expand your family tree through service records like the New Zealand Boer War Servicemen. Did your ancestor arrive in Australia as a convict? To find out, search the New South Wales Convict Arrivals. Or are you a descendant of a notable Australian found in Johns Notable Australians?

Use these and so many more Australia and New Zealand records to uncover your ancestry today. You can search these by going to 'Search' in the main navigation bar and then selecting 'Search all Records' from the drop down menu.

This will then take you to a new search page and in the top left hand you can change the country and select 'Australia and New Zealand'

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