Family History ACT

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.


The National Archives (UK)
In April TNA announced that they would make digital records available on their website free to download “for as long they are closed to visitors”. They reopened with limited numbers in late July, but have announced that “we will continue to provide free downloads of digital records on our website for the time being, as we are initially only able to re-open for a very limited number of researchers. We will keep this, and all of our opening arrangements, under constant review.”

Begin a lifetime of discovery with TheGenealogist’s FREE First Steps package. Free Genealogy Records are the ideal way to research your family tree and start the journey to find your ancestry.
The Free First Steps package includes:
– Complete Birth, Marriage & Death records index for England and Wales 1837-2005
– English & Welsh Census Records to see where ancestors were living in 1911
– TreeView, the online family tree builder
– Image Archive of churches, places and people from the past
– A high quality monthly digital magazine packed full of stories, case studies, social history articles and research advice
This First Steps package will give those beginning their journey on the compelling road to discovering their ancestors some excellent family history resources. No card details, no subscription, just completely free for three months. You can get started here

Royal Australian Historical Society
In response to COVID-19, the June editions of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society (JRAHS) and History magazine have been made temporarily available to everyone online. These publications would normally be available to members only. Click here to download a copy.

Ontario History Journal
If your ancestors emigrated to Ontario, Canada, here’s one for you. The Ontario Historical Society don’t miss this opportunity to discover more about the province’s history with free back issues of from 2005 onwards. Click here to see the list of back issues.

Free webinars on Legacy site for the month of August.