Searching the online historical index is free, and a great starting point to research your family tree as our records date from 1788. As there is only limited information available for free, choosing to purchase a Family History Certificate is the next thing to consider. There are several ways to trace your family tree:
There are a couple of options...
You can search
Family History with us for free!
Most public libraries hold copies of our microfiche, where you can search a registration number. You can then purchase a certificate online from our website, or apply with a
Family History postal application. Remember to include the registration number for a discounted fee.
Please provide all known details of the person's record you wish to search including their:
If you don't know when the event occurred, you can nominate a 10-year period for a search. Or, if the date you've provided is incorrect, we'll search up to five years either side of the date.
You can also request to search a longer period than 10 years at an extra cost.
Think carefully about the date of the birth, death or marriage you wish to search. If you wait for the results of your first search and then decide to extend the timeframe, it will count as a new search and you will be charged a further
$43.If you are unsure about the spelling of a name, note this on your application form and we will check any minor variations. A search under a different family name will require separate search fees.For a Registry Search, complete a Family History postal application. Identification is not required.For a Registry Search, complete a
Family History postal application. Identification is not required.
Searching for a John Smith?