Being so fortunate in Australia to have a wonderful collection of available archives, it's almost a genealogical crime not to delve into them. Here are a few highlights to enjoy - one for each of our states and territories:
- National Archives of Australia, including their fact sheets for family researchers
- NSW State Records, don't miss their photo collection which includes "tens of thousands of photographic images from the late 19th Century to the present", searchable through their Photo Investigator
- State Records Office of Western Australia, with very handy information sheets for family historians and a blog to keep up to date
- Public Record Office Victoria, remember that many will can be seen in their full original format online through the Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925
- Queensland State Archives, their immigration guide is very handy, especially if you are searching for entry points of your ancestors. So many migrants from overseas came through Queensland - it may be worth looking through their online immigration indexes to find your ancestors too.
- LINC Tasmania, has great family history guides such as Filling in the Gaps. Even includes information about Undertakers from 1895-1964
- State Records of South Australia, includes a handy archives search
- Northern Territory Archives Service, use their Archives Navigator to access their archives collections
- Archives ACT, as interesting record descriptions under their Find of the Month
I hope you enjoy delving into these national treasures.