The Place for Local and Family History
on the Western Australian Goldfields

FREE:- Essential Websites for West Australian Research

WA Births Death and Marriages online search
Birth indexes - 1841 to 1921
Death indexes - 1841 to 1991
Marriage indexes - 1841 to 1946

One of the best sites “EVER’, search newspapers, photographs books and much more.

City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Archives
Archives open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm,-Your-City/City-and-community/History-and-heritage/City-archives.aspx

Outback Family History:-
If your ancestors went to the central goldfields region of Western Australia, you can’t go past the Outback Family History website. It’s choc full of info on the people, places and history of the towns in the region. You’ll find info such as the: Western Australian Virtual Miners Memorial, Mining maps, Details on hotels (over 200 of them), Cemeteries, Marriages, Early Deaths 1891-1898, Lodge Records, Schools, and much, much more:-

Western Australian Virtual Miners Memorial:-
Following on from the launch of the Eastern Goldfields Miners Memorial, it was decided that, although minimal informationwas able to be inscribed on the Memorial the online version would contain full details. When the WAVMM came into being it was decided to encompass not only the whole state of Western Australia but also to include all types of mining.

WA Reverse Marriages:  1906 to 1965
Find marriage partners or search family name.

Hesperian Press - Books
Their commitment to publishing historical books on Western Australia is unparalleled.

WA Metropolitan Cemeteries:-
Search all metropolitan cemeteries There is no ‘one place’ to search for all Western Australian cemeteries, but a good place to start is the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Their cemetery records contain details of “interments, entombments, cremations and memorials” dating back to 1899, and covers Karrakatta, Fremantle, Pinnaroo, Midland, Guildford and Rockingham cemeteries. Also the MCB took over administration of Guildford and Midland cemeteries from the Shire of Swan in 1989, and these records have been included in the system.

WA Post Office Directories:-
Search for the address or occupation, locate exactly where they lived year by year

WAGS Lonely Graves of Western Australia
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “lonely grave” the definition for it is “a lonely grave is a single or small group of graves outside recognised or currently used cemeteries.” The names, burial sites and photographs of over 2700 Western Australian lonely graves are on this site to date.

Anyone who is researching history in Western Australia should be using the Police Gazettes. They have a phenomenal amount of information for those on both sides of the law. You’ll find info such as: apprehensions; police appointments, dismissals, discharges, promotions, resignations and transfers; tickets of leave, certificates of freedom, and conditional pardons issued to convicts; deserters from military service; escaped prisoners; inquests; licences (publican, gallon, eating, boarding and lodging houses, railway refreshment rooms, wine and beer, colonial wine, spirit merchants, club, wayside house, packet and billiard table); missing friends; prisoners discharged; special inquiries; stealing in dwellings; and warrants issued and a whole lot more

Eastern Goldfields Historical Society   -

Search Australia War Records:-

How to Interview Elderly Relatives: Introduction to Interviewing Elderly Relatives for Family History Research -



Outback Family History Blog
WA Virtual Miners Memorial
Moya Sharp - Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For Services to Community History

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