Family Archives

Researching family history is a favourite hobby for many people. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place to come if your family members served in the Australian armed forces or if they migrated to Australia during the 20th century.

You can view records online using the National Archives of Australias Record Search or check original archival records in one of their Reading rooms.

There are plenty of options for you to find axactly what you may be looking for:

Researching your family: How to do family history research in the National Archives

Case studies: Stories from the Archives about the families of famous and not-so-famous Australians

Resources: Links to family history publications, websites, seminars and other resources

Caring for your collection: How to look after your precious family documents and photos

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