Thursday, 17 July 2014

Victoria, Australia, Assisted & Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923 on Ancestry

From Nicole Edwards, via the British GENES Facebook page (

Digitised images of assisted and unassisted passengers lists for Victoria, Australia 1839 -1923 are now available on Previously, a trip to the Public Record Office Victoria in Melbourne was required to view these on microfilm. There are some very happy family historians in Australia today!

Access via Ancestry in the UK is at - the collection is entitled Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839–1923.

(With thanks to Nicole)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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