Finding an Irish Ancestor Using Australian Records

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== General  ==
 
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*[http://www.list.jaunay.com/ausnzpassengers/ AUSNZ Passengers]<br>  
 
*[http://www.list.jaunay.com/ausnzpassengers/ AUSNZ Passengers]<br>  
*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/web/autp.htm Australian Transport Records - National Library of Ireland 1791-1853]<br>
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*[http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/web/autp.htm Australian Transport Records - National Library of Ireland 1791-1853]<br>  
 
*[http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts Convict Transportation Registers Database]<br>
 
*[http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts Convict Transportation Registers Database]<br>
  
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== New South Wales<br>  ==
 
== New South Wales<br>  ==
  
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*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Ireland-Australia transportation database] includes not only convicts but convicts' families and free settlers. <br>  
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.ie/topics/transportation/search01.html Ireland-Australia transportation database] includes not only convicts but convicts' families and free settlers. <br>  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
  
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*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_an_Irish_Ancestor_Using_Australian_Records?action=edit Irish Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1849]<br>  
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Finding_an_Irish_Ancestor_Using_Australian_Records?action=edit Irish Convicts to NSW 1788 - 1849]<br>  
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/resources-for/family-historians/births-deaths-and-marriages/births-deaths-marriages Births, deaths and marriages]<br>
 
*[http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/resources-for/family-historians/births-deaths-and-marriages/births-deaths-marriages Births, deaths and marriages]<br>
 
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== Tasmania<br>  ==
 
== Tasmania<br>  ==
  
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*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=91 Index to passengers &amp; ships arrivals - 19th Century]<br>  
 
*[http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=91 Index to passengers &amp; ships arrivals - 19th Century]<br>  
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== South Australia<br>  ==
 
== South Australia<br>  ==
  
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[http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/ships_sa.htm Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia]<br>
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[http://www.irishfaminememorial.org/orphans/ships_sa.htm Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia]<br>
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[http://143.216.32.39/archivessrsa/t1tbmain.asp?MainURL=t1tbdui.asp&FunctionName=$SASABKWDSCH Passenger Lists ]in the State Archives of South Australia.<br>
  
 
== Queensland<br>  ==
 
== Queensland<br>  ==
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maddenps/GALWAYEM.htm Galway Emigrant Index 1828 - 1864]
 
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== Victoria<br>  ==
 
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*[http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=24 Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871]<br>  
 
*[http://proarchives.imagineering.com.au/index_search.asp?searchid=24 Index to Assisted British Immigration 1839-1871]<br>  

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Contents

Notes on Immigration

The Irish did not immigrate to Australia in large groups or during specific time periods. They did immigrate individually or a  few at a time. Irish were among the convicts who were shipped to New South Wales as early as 1788 and Tasmania in 1804. Passengers came unassisted, meaning they paid their own way. Others were assisted, meaning their passage was paid by the government or an individual. The debt had to be repaid.

How to Use This Page

Search each of the Web sites and sources listed under the state(s) where your ancestor lived. Look for clues pointing to a place of origin in Ireland. Each index and source covers a different time period. It's important to understand what's covered instead of assuming that every Web site and source is complete for every year and every name. Some links lead to articles about immigration.

General

Databases


New South Wales

Databases
Sources

Tasmania

Databases

Sources

Naturalisation records may state a place of birth. Search an Index to Naturalisations 1835-1905.

South Australia

Databases

Famine Orphan Girl Ships to Australia

Sources

Passenger Lists in the State Archives of South Australia.

Queensland

Databases

Victoria

Databases


Western Australia