We have produced some useful guides to help you on your Family History journey.
You can view and save, or download the following pamphlets, which are in Pdf format and available on the pages below.
One of the most important pieces of the research jigsaw involves confirming your links through vital records evidence. Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates hold a wealth of evidence, the following page links will give you some assistance in what BMDcertificates contain, and their cost.
Information shown on BMD certificates
Prices for BMD certificates
Starting Your Family History Research
This information and pamphlet will help you with some ground rules, and outlines some of the sources available to begin your research.
Starting Out - separate page
Sources of Information - separate page
STEPPS - Hints for Researching Your Family History
This information and pamphlet outlines a methodology to help you remain focussed, and a useful way to remember the context of your research.
Research STEPPS - separate page
During your research, especially in Western Australia, you may come across an ancestor who was interred in an outback grave. This information and pamphlet is designed to give you some tips what to you can do to look after an Outback or Lonely Grave.
Outback Graves - separate page
Useful Charts and Forms
It is beneficial to write down any information on the people that you find in a systematic and organised way, especially when starting out on your research. Using a standard form will also help you in understanding where these people fit into your Family Tree.
The following forms will assist in your note taking, click on the link to download and print:
Working out your genealogy relationships can be a bit of a task at times, so we have compiled a chart for you to use.
Genealogy Relationship Chart - separate page