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City of Melbourne where a part of the Margulis Family has planted their roots

Australia has approximately 84,000 (some say as high as 120,000) Jews (about 0.44% of the total population of 19 million) living in good health.  Among them is my formerly long lost nephew, Simon Margoulis.  You can share my meeting him for the first time by reading the story at 'The Margulis Saga' if you are so inclined to read my family research success story. 

Five hundred of these Australian Jews came here from Argentina in recent years.  The largest concentration is in Melbourne.

In Australia, Naturalization Records are generally available to the public after 30 years.  The National Index is not available for public review as some names on it are less than 30 years old.  The last century's Naturalization files are with each State Archive --- up to 1903.  Australian Resources at RootsWeb, which are listed by area, can be found at  
http://resources.rootsweb.com/world/Australia.html
 

Australia has the following states:

New South Wales
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Western Australia
Victoria    

There are two territories:

Northern Territory 
Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra)

Books


Book Resources

http://www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm


Australian
 
Genealogy Research     
Information   
 

"I've noticed that *many* of your family searches are for *names* that we have here in Australia. Just to let people know that, when conducting family searches, they should not forget the possible Australian connection of about 100,000 Jews. Jews have been here for over 200 years.

Melbourne [Australia] has the largest Jewish population of approx. 40,000 and has the second highest settlement of Holocaust survivors in the world after Israel.   It has the only Holocaust Museum set up by actual survivors, as well as a Jewish Museum

Most of the post-war Jewish immigration to Melbourne consisted of Polish Jews, with German Jews settling pre-war.   The Hungarian Jews came after 1956 but most tended to settle in Sydney, Australia (which also has a Jewish Museum). Russian Jews followed while the South African Jews have been the more recent immigrants. Other main centres of Jewish settlement are Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra.  All of these cities have synagogues of various congregations, as well as Jewish Burial societies which also house family records e.g. Melbourne Chevra Kadisha

www.mck.org.au

Family searches can be accessed via our phone books
http://www.reverseaustralia.com/

http://www.whitepages.com.au/

specifying which town e.g. Melbourne, as well as the Australian Jewish News at
www.ajn.com.au

Various Jewish Community Councils are also a good source of information, as well as the Victorian Government Immigration Museum and the Dept. of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs at
http://www.immi.gov.au


From a posting by Adele Meren Melbourne, Australia


AJFA (Australian Jewish Friends of Argentina)

Pepe Bekinschtein is the Melbourne based chairman of the steering committee who arrived from Buenos Aires in 1984 with his wife and two children.
http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=friendsof

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=impressions


Alien Registration


  
   http://invisibleaustralians.org/blog/2011/09/the-real-face-of-white-australia/

Records of non-British subjects in wartime and postwar Australia
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/migration/alien-registration.aspx  

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/stories/134.htm

http://genealogy.about.com/b/2009/04/14/alien-registration-records.htm

http://www.militaryindexes.com/worldwarone/

http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/hah/7.1/winterton.pdf 

http://www.ambpv.com/Australia-visa.html


Archives

In Australia, the files are generally available to the public after 30 years.  The National Index is not available for public scrutiny as some names on it are less than 30 years old.

Last century's naturalization files are with each state archive up to 1903.  Under the earlier legislation, the certificate was available to anyone because it was tied to whether certain business and other dealings were permitted, or not. The National Archives of Australia has entered into their Record Search database, the names of approximately 170,700 DP camp refugees who arrived in Australia under IRO schemes between 1947 & 1953 and look for Record Search. (You may have to register and wait for a password.) Enter the name in the Keyword section. The database includes date of birth to help with identification. Family groups are linked as a single item. Copies of documents can be ordered online, with credit card facilities for payment. The complete record usually includes a Screening Card with personal details, and a Medical Examination report. Some include interviews, applications for IRO assistance, or correspondence.
http://www.naa.gov.au

Note - Many Jewish refugees from DP camps did not arrive under the IRO schemes, but gained permission to immigrate through an application submitted by a resident relative or friend, or by
Jewish Welfare in Sydney or Melbourne. These names were not entered into Record Search with this batch of IRO DP camp refugees, but they might appear in Record Search within other series of
records. (The Jewish Welfare files are not held by the National Archives, and can not be accessed
due to privacy considerations.
) From a posting by Gary Luke 

Australia’s Web Archives: National Library of Australia’s PANDORA Archive curators blog about the content of the archive and sharing experiences of web archivists at the NLA and its partner organizations
http://blogs.nla.gov.au/australias-web-archives/


National Archives of Australia            
PO Box 7425 
Canberra Mail Centre
ACT 2610
Phone: 02 6212 3900
Fax: 02 6212 3999 
Email:
ref@naa.gov.au
http://www.naa.gov.au
  
www.naa.gov.au/The_Collection/recordsearch.html

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs217.aspx

http://judaica.library.usyd.edu.au/

http://www.ajhs.info/

http://arts.monash.edu.au/jewish-civilisation/resources/music.php

http://www.jmwc.org/jmwc_libraries.html

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/heritage/

http://www.joyfulnoise.net/JoyAustralia5.html

http://www.bibliomaven.com/judaica.html

http://www.yivoinstitute.org/archlib/archlib_fr.htm

http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/australia-nineteenth-and-twentieth-centuries

http://69.73.133.147/australian-jewish-historical-society-nsw-archives

http://jewishhistoryaustralia.net/jha/portraits.htm

http://www.jewish-studies.com/Archives/Australia/

www.naa.gov.au

The search facility also allows you use "starts with" type searches.  The website has a facility to submit research requests.  Copy down all of the relevant reference numbers
shown for a record and submit a request to them. Depending on the amount of documentation involved and the complexity you may or may not be charged.

These archives contain a vast array of information of Jewish and general interest, including migration records, aliens registration records and passenger ship arrivals. The records are partially searchable via the web. The home page of the NAA 
www.naa.gov.au/

http://www.ajhs.info/

Archives Australia
http://www.naa.gov.au/


Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization


http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/gen08/

Monash University
Clayton
Victoria 3168, Australia.
Attn: Dr. Rachel Birati or Lionel Sharpe, Hon. Secr.,
AJGS (Vic) Inc.
sharpe@pa.ausom.net.au  
Phone: 61 03 9523 6738
http://www.arts.monash.edu/jewish-civilisation/

http://arts.monash.edu.au/jewish-civilisation/about/index.php

http://www.yisroelshtern.org/


Australian Fact Sheet Index

Designed to introduce you to the records on a variety of subjects and people.  This site includes keyword searching
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/

http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/australia/index.html

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/index.aspx

http://www.australiancollaboration.com.au/factsheets/index.html 


Australian Genealogy

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=genealogy

http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/default.html

http://www.pcug.org.au/~mjsparke/mj_page1.html

http://www.genealogylinks.net/australia/index.html

http://www.ajgs.org.au/

http://friedlan.customer.netspace.net.au/

http://judaism.about.com/od/jewishgenealogy/Jewish_Genealogy.htm 

http://www.xroyvision.com.au/genlinks/australia.htm

http://www.genealogylinks.net/country/jewish-genealogy/australia+new-zealand/index.html  

http://tracingthetribe.blogspot.com/2007/07/australia-jewish-convicts-and-ghosts.html  

http://www.gendir.com/locales/18


Australian Government Web Sites

http://fed.gov.au/KSP/

http://australia.gov.au/

http://australia.gov.au/web/guest;jsessionid=fd0e15c1036595cb7fbb6fce571d

http://www.immi.gov.au/

http://www.gov.au/

http://www.aph.gov.au/


Australian Jewish Genealogy

Discussion Group for Jewish genealogical research related to Australians. Contains brief information and catalogues of various archives
http://www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy/ajgen/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Jewish_Genealogical_Society 

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=genealogy

http://www.iajgs.org/members/members.html

http://www.cyberpursuits.com/gen/jewish-list.asp

http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/2/24/Jewish_Genealogy_Research_Outline.pdf

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/communityhistory.htm


Australian Jewish History Society

The Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society records the Jewish experience in Australia, from 1788 to recent times. Some of the flavour of the Journal, and its broad scope within Australian Jewish history, may be gained by scanning through the outlined contents of recent issues of the Journal. 
http://www.ajhs.info/journal/


Australian Jewish Web Sites Relating to the Holocaust

Descendants of the Shoah Inc. began in Melbourne, Australia in 1991 as a group of sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors wanting to explore our parents experiences, the similarities in our childhoods and how this would affect our own children, the third generation.

Melbourne has one of the largest populations per capita of Holocaust survivors in the world and is unique in that we are largely a post-war migrant and refugee community. The Descendants of the Shoah Inc. is secular and not affiliated with any communal or religious institution
http://www.dosinc.org.au/


Australian Jewry Book of Honor

National Archives of Australia
www.naa.gov.au/The_Collection/recordsearch.html

http://nla.gov.au/nla.aus-vn4769506

http://www.fepow-community.org.uk/religion/html/jewry_s_book_of_honour.htm 


Australian Newspaper Highlights

http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/australi.htm

http://www.trufun.com/writings/oz/newspapers.html

http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/newspapers/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_Australia

http://tinyurl.com/32mth7q


Australian  Search Engines

See also my Genealogy page and my Search page for additional search engines

Australian Databases
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/default.html

http://teruah-jewishmusic.blogspot.com/2010/06/australian-jewish-music-ensemble.html

http://www.shamash.org/kosher/

http://www.library.usyd.edu.au/databases/hbjs.html

http://www.jgsgb.org.uk/info1.shtml

White Pages - All of Australia
http://www.numberway.com/phone-numbers/83/

www.whitepages.com.au

http://www.phonebookoftheworld.com/australia/white-pages.asp

Yellow pages -(Yellow Pages)
www.yellowpages.com.au

http://www.superpages.com/global/aust_oceania.html  

http://www.anywho.com/international

Another valuable site to help find a person, maps, etc.
http://www.webhelp.com/home
 

and type in the name of any country you wish to research. This service is free.


Australian War Memorial

There are two sites of interest
http://www.awm.gov.au 

http://www.awm.gov.au/database/roh.asp


Wonder how German/Austrian-born Jews got to Canada and Australia

In May 1940 the British rounded up all male "enemy aliens" including tens of thousands of Jewish refugees who had been given security clearance earlier by local "tribunals." (It is suspected that this was a public opinion ploy to "prove" to the public that the British exerted some sort of power, despite the defeat at Dunkirk.)  The men were marched through the streets and jeered by the local population as "captured spies."  Most were sent to the Isle of Man (in the Irish Sea) and put up in the empty hotels.

The British offered them an opportunity to go to Canada or Australia, and promised to arrange for their families to follow.  They were put on military transports together with captured German soldiers.  The British ship officers regarded the Germans as "honorable" soldiers (and the Jews as cowards who had betrayed their German homeland) and put the German POW's in charge. 

The crossings were severely traumatic experiences and there were many suicides among the Jews.  Most of those interned in IoM were released, after further security processing, in late 1940.  The families did not, of course, get sent over to be with their husbands and fathers. 


B'nai Brith Australia and New Zealand

99 Hotham Street
East St. Kilda 3182, Victoria 
Telephone: +613 9527 8249  Fax: +613 9525 9127
http://bnaibrith.org/regions_districts/australia_nz.cfm
 

http://www.bnaibrith.org.au/

http://bnaibrith.org/regions_districts/australia_nz.cfm


Census of Australia


http://www.catholica.com.au/gc2/occ3/117_occ3_print.php

The 2001 National Census has been released to the public - the first public access
to an Australian census since 1828. You can
To view and download the individual 1911 Census titles
http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/2112.0

http://www.abs.gov.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Australia

http://www.coraweb.com.au/census.htm

http://search.findmypast.com.au/search/australia-and-new-zealand-records/census-land-and-surveys


Centre for Scandinavian Studies

The Flinders University of South Australia
http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/ref_emi.htm

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cfss/

http://diemperdidi.info/nordicnotes/vol03/articles/lopresto.html


DP and Migrant Selection Documents

Then to the Australian Web Sites section and follow the relevant links.
http://www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy  

http://ideas.repec.org/a/aea/aecrev/v102y2012i5p1832-56.html

http://genealogy.repec.org/

http://www.fifthfleet.net/pb/wp_da432f00/wp_da432f00.html

http://www.dpcamps.org/lithuania.html

http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/online/03chr02.pdf

http://www.ukraine.com/forums/genealogy/10537-family-name-lehkyj.html

http://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123/1145/2/02whole.pdf


Europages

Business 2 business company directory and business in Europe, yellow pages access, international and European business directory (professional services, addresses and business classifieds)
http://www.eubusiness.com/europages


The Family History Centre Address

Railway Parade
Kiama NSW
2533 Australia 
Phone: (02) 4233 11 22
Open 7 days a week from 9:30 to 4:40
and staffed largely by very knowledgeable local volunteers.  It has the complete UK St. Catherine's House Index 1837-1992.  It is located 2 hours south of Sydney.
http://www.cornishsurname.matthewcornish.info/database/

http://www.archives.com/resources/fhc/australia.html

http://www.check-in.com.au/Illawarra/Kiama_Family_History_Centre.htm

http://home.clara.net/tirbach/HelpPageLibs.html

http://www.ihr.com.au/societies.html


German Immigration to Australia and New Zealand records

http://www.findmypast.com/articles/world-records/full-list-of-australia-and-new-zealand-records/armed-forces-and-conflict


Global Gazetteer

A great web site. It is a directory of  2,880,532 of the world's cities and towns, sorted by country and linked to a map for each town.  A tab separated list is available for each country. 
www.calle.com/world/

http://www.fallingrain.com/world/index.html

http://www.bgbm.org/TDWG/acc/Referenc.htm

http://www.nla.gov.au/map/worldgazetteers.html


History of the Jews of Australia


St Kilda Synagogue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Australia


"Isle of Man "Enemy Aliens"

 Internees at Knockaloe, Isle of Man

http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/ro/contributions/3969

Only a small number of men were shipped abroad (Canada and Australia) and this was ended after one ship was torpedoed.  In fact, after the "Arandora Star" was torpedoed and sunk, with the loss of many lives, the surviving so-called "enemy aliens" - Jewish refugees mainly from Austria, German and Hungary -- were promptly transferred to "HMT Dunera" and transported to Australia, arriving in September 1940.  There were over 2,000 Jewish men on the Dunera, as well as a small number of German and Nazi and Italian POWs.

A summary of a lot of information about the Dunera, etc., is offered by Lorraine Bertelsen at klb@benalla.net.au   Lorraine lists many books about this subject including "Fred Lowen, Dunera Boy, Furniture Designer Artist" - an autobiography by Fred Lowen, aka Fritz Lowenstein, formerly of Berlin, with family links in eastern Poland.  The book includes many of Fred's sketches made on the Dunera voyage and in Hay and Tatura camps.  He briefly coves his family life in Berlin before WWII, his escape from Berlin and Europe, as well as his life and achievements in furniture design and manufacture, and as an artist, in Melbourne, Australia after his release from internment.

There is a video available entitled "HMT Dunera" - which tells the story about the European Jewish refugees who were transported to Australia.  It stars Bob Hoskins and Warren Mitchell.
http://timewitnesses.org/english/IsleOfMan.html

http://www.gov.im/mnh/heritage/ library/bibliographies/internment.xml 


Jewish Australia

This site, like the Australian Jewish community itself, is constantly expanding and developing to reflect the diversity of Jewish life. 
http://www.jewishaustralia.com/ 

"Video of "Jewish Estonia"  (See also Estonia )
http://www.jewishphotolibrary.com/?page_id=221


Jewish Community Services

25 Alma Road, St.
Kilda 3182, Victoria
Telephone: +613 9525 4000  Fax: +613 9525 3737
http://au.vicdir.com/dir/w149000s27281

http://www.tbi.org.au/home/

http://www.stkildashule.org.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kilda,_Victoria

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/community.htm


Jewish Genealogy Downunder

A quarterly publication of the Australian Jewish Genealogical Society (Vic)
http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/1937733

http://www.ajgs.org.au/resources.htm

http://friedlan.customer.netspace.net.au/


KAWA

The kashrut authority for Western Australia dedicated to offering kosher consumers the widest possible choice
http://www.kawa.com.au/


Ketubbahs in Australia

Ketubah (12).jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketubah

"In my capacity (for the past 27 years) as secretary /archivist/ librarian/ research officer for the Australian Jewish Historical Society in Melbourne, Victoria, I have had access to almost complete sets of Ketubot issued by many synagogues throughout Australia and New Zealand, dating from 1841 and continuing up to the present time (in some cases). We must always differentiate between traditional patterns of usage, local customs, variants between say the Orthodox and Reform.  It's also important to be precise about the words we use in naming documents."

"A Ketubbah is a document written partly in Hebrew and partly in Aramaic, all in Hebrew letters. It is essentially a contract that states what the groom's obligations are, what the bride's obligations are, and what is due for her should she be divorced or widowed.  In the United States it is essential in Orthodox communities and predominant in Conservative communities. It has a virtually standard format in all communities, Ashkenazi and Sefardi. At one time Ketubot were all hand written, some decorated with great skill. In the last two centuries, pre-printed Ketubot have been used more frequently, but decorative and hand-written Ketubot have been coming back. I assume the custom may be different in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific."

"The traditional Ketubbah is prepared before the wedding.  Just prior to the ceremony, the celebrating official meets with the groom, the groom's father, the bride's father or other male representative, and two "Sabbath observing" witnesses. The conditions of the Ketubbah are explained to all, then the two witnesses to the Ketubbah sign their names ["ne'um, witness name, `ed"--i.e. ..... "Declared, so-and-so, witness"] Theirs are the only signatures on the traditional Ketubbah."

"The officiate reads the Ketubbah aloud (and sometimes translates it) between the two sections of the ceremony.  It is presented to the bride after the end of the ceremony and remains the bride's exclusive property. No official copy is kept, but it is usually recorded in the community's registers."


"Particularly since the regular use of printed (rather than handwritten) Ketubot, bound registers of duplicate certificates were kept, with one portion being removed and given to the bride under the chuppa, and the counterfoil kept by the relevant issuing body. It does not appear to me that these were what is generally understood by the word Ketubot. I assume they were certificates of marriage issued by the synagogue. Various communities and congregations have their own way of doing things and keeping their books, and the civil authorities usually have a say, too, in how marriages are recorded--even among Jews."

"Regrettably, in more modern times a large number of our synagogues have not kept duplicate copies of their Ketubot, but only of the civil certificates. It is possible that the earlier custom down under was based on a misunderstanding of Jewish law and custom, which has now been corrected as the continent's Jews tend to be more and more Orthodox and the level of Jewish education has risen."  From a posting by Michael Bernet

http://www.jlaw.com/Articles/getaus.html

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_02960.html


List of European Refugees destined for Australia in 1950

Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild

Index of 1890 New York Immigrants from Austria, Poland, and Galicia

International Refugee Organization

http://www.polishroots.org/Immigration/tabid/59/Default.aspx


  Maps

 

 



 

 

 

   

      Maps of Australia

Open Street Maps
The crowd-sourced mapping project OpenStreetMap has amassed a million contributors since its inception in 2005 and, according to navigation app maker Skobbler, boasts greater accuracy in England, Russia and Germany than rivals such as Google Maps.  I tried the site and found an accurate drawing of my father's ancestral town Tal'ne, Ukraine.  Almost every country is available as is most towns
http://openstreetmap.org 

http://monash.edu/people/maps/

http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/WW2Timeline/Maps.html

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/hist_sites.html

http://www.emersonkent.com/map_archive/australia_19th.htm

http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/australia/

Old maps of England
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/ 


Military

  
http://www.ozdeveloper.net/classes/image.resizer.class.php?path=../catalogues/a337/ images/0619&ext=jpg&width=550&height=550
 

Australian Defence Force
Offers information about servicemen/women and provides a number of ways of tracing men and women who served in the Australian Armed Forces.
 
http://www.dva.gov.au/pensions/mainpe.htm
 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

http://www.holocaust.com.au/mm/i_australia.htm

Defence, Armed Services and War links
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/default.html

Department of Veteran Affairs
Has set up an online database with names and other details of all Australian personnel enlisted during WW2. Among other details, it includes date and place of birth, next of kin, service number, and instructions for getting the full service record.  WW2 Service Database

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au 

http://www.dva.gov.au

Military Historical Society Federal Secretary
Military Historical Society of Australia
PO Box 30 Garran ACT 2605
http://www.mhsa.org.au/FedCouncil_ biog/Alexander_biog.htm

Military Sources
Nominal rolls for most Victorian and NSW Boer War units and some units from other States are available on microfilm in all National Archives of Australia reading rooms.  Sources of information may be found at

http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/fs63.html

Nominal Roll
Of those who served in Australian Forces during World War II - searchable
database
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/

Record Search and Photo Search
Available on-line or Email:
refact@naa.gov.au and  
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/default.html
    

Researching Armed Services Personnel
http://www.pcug.org.au/~mjsparke/mj_page1.html 

World War I Memorials
Hollybrook Memorial Southampton, England Ipswich: Rogers Court, St. Clements Penzance: Sheerness:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=Aaron&CRid=2165713&pt=Holly
brook%20Memorial&

Isle of Sheppey Cemetery, Queensboro
Hope Street Cemetery
http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=2063163&mode=1

Sunderland: Bishopwearmouth Cemetery
England: Bath: Ipswich: Penzance: Sheerness: Queensboro: Sunderland
http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_details.aspx?cemetery=38024&mode=1

http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/brit/england.html

WW I Personnel records Service
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425  Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610
Email:
ww1prs@naa.gov.au
Phone: 02 6212 3400  Fax: 02 6212 3499 
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/army-wwi.aspx
 

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/NameSearch/Help/HelpNameSearchTips.htm 

Australian Jewish Soldiers of World War I (1914-1918)
Australian Jewish Soldiers of World War I (1914-1918) This blog is not intended as an authoritative source on the Australian Jewish fallen in World War I but a series of examples that I found, and that I thought would be interesting and useful to family historians
http://hansbertrummystery.blogspot.com/2011/08/simeon-frankel.html
 

WW I Service
The National Archives holds the service records for members of the First Australian Imperial Force, Australian Flying Corps, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, the Australian Army Nursing Service, depot records for recruits who would have served overseas if the war had not ended, and Home records for those who served within Australia. Further information is available at

http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/fs63.html

Records of Jewish soldiers buried in Australian and Overseas Cemeteries
Maintained by the Australian War Graves Commission for Blackley Jewish Cemetery, Manchester
Chatam Memorial Synagogue Burial Ground, North Kent Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Australia 

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/france/military-burials.html

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/belgium/military-burials.html

http://www.cyndislist.com/cemetery.htm

WW II and more recent campaigns 

Records for those who saw service with the Army in WW II and more recent campaigns are still held by the Soldier Career Management Agency (SCMA).  More information is available at
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/fs63.html

Soldier Career Management Agency
GPO Box 393 D  
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone 03 9282 4999, 03 9282 5393 or 03 9282 6235  Fax: 03 9282 5434
http://www.defence.gov.au/army/scma/

The Melbourne office also holds PMF (Permanent Military Forces) service Records and attestation papers for 1901 to 1940.  See address for 'Boer War Service'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Defence_Force


http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs133.aspx

Records of RAN or RAAF service, contact the National Archives at this address.
National Archives of Australia  
PO Box 7425  Canberra Mail Centre ACT 2610
Phone: 02 6212 3900
Fax: 02 62123999 
 Email: ref@naa.gov.au
http://www.naa.gov.au
 

Information about Medal entitlements; Court Martial; Citations, Photographs, nominal and embarkation rolls, and unit diaries for WW I, WW II and later conflicts; War Graves; Pension entitlements; British Army service; Military customs and traditions
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/fs63.html

War Memorial (Search)
http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/roll_of_honour/


National Archives of Australia

Look for Fact Sheet No. 68, Naturalization Records. Request a search of the Citizenship Index.  Any charges can be paid by credit card. This is a valuable resource particularly if your relatives came here as a post war immigrant.  Go to 'Explore Record Search' about three fourths of the way down the page; click search, then click 'guest'. 

You may be able to receive copies of documents including Application for Naturalization Forms; Incoming Passenger Cards with photographs, Stat. Declarations, Passports, etc.  all with lots of information and all filled out by the individuals themselves.  Once on the person.  The National Archives will mail it to you.  They state that you may have to pay photocopying costs. Email: ref@naa.gov.au 

http://www.naa.gov.au 


OzeUkes

The electronic voice of the Ukrainian community in Australia,- containing news and events in all Australian States.  It is an information service of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations.
http://www.home.aone.net.au/mandycza


Passenger Lists To Australia  

19th Century Australian Ship Records

http://avoca.vicnet.net.au/~provic/ 

http://www.jaunay.com/ships.html

http://www.coraweb.com.au/shipindex.htm

http://www.familyhistorysa.info/shipping/

Also, under 'Transport and Communications", you will find 'Passenger Records' held in Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney at  
http://www.naa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets/default.html

Procedures for Births, Marriages and Deaths on British registered ships are well know, though questionable as to whether they were always followed.  They vary with date, with type of ship (merchant or Royal Navy), status of person (passenger, crew, military), and residence of person (England, Scotland, Ireland).  At the end of each year, the entries were passed to the General Registry Office who prepared a series of Births and a series of Deaths at sea.  These were split by residence (England, Scotland, Ireland).  These are available from 1837-2000? on microfiche.  For 1854-1890, they should contain the same names as the Board of Trade Registers (not always).  These are indexes and do not have the extra information in the Board of Trade Registers.

The first place to look is the Board of Trade films (LDS has those); next the General registry Office Births at Sea (England) series, and if both those fail, you have a problem.  Births and deaths on the Australia run were common and the ships were familiar with the procedures.

Manifests
for "unassisted" immigrants indexed for the period of 1852-1889 at Victoria, Australia are available free
 
http://www.vic.gov.au/prov/UNASSISTED1.asp
 


Resources in Australia

Australian family history and genealogy selected websites
http://www.nla.gov.au/family-history/genealogy-selected-websites

Genealogical resources
http://resources.rootsweb.com/world/  

http://www.xroyvision.com.au/genlinks/australia.htm

http://australia.gov.au/topics/culture-history-and-sport/family-history

LeafSeek
You can also use LeafSeek: A free, Open Source genealogical search engine to find phone numbers, addresses and more.
http://www.leafseek.com/features/index-records-of-all-shapes-and-sizes/


Synagogues - List of in Australia and New Zealand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_synagogues_in_Australia_and_New_Zealand

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/communityhistory.htm#synagogues


Telephone Directories on the Web

http://www.teldir.com 

Telephone Directories White Pages (Australia)
On-Line Search
www.whitepages.com.au
   

http://www.whitepages.com/?site_id=15277&gclid=CO6K1syYuLoCFQmCQgodEAoAzQ

White Pages.com


Time in Various Cities in Australia

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=worldtime


WestozzieUkes

Contact via Email: kozak@p085.aone.net.au
http://www.infoukes.com/wwwlinks/links/link-au/

 

 

States and Territories

Australian Capital Territory

    

A to Z of Jewish Australia on the Internet
http://www.join.org.au/a-to-z.htm

 


Canberra


   http://flightsaustralia.com.au

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Capital_Territory

http://www.about-australia.com/australian-capital-territory/

http://www.ama-act.com.au/

http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/act.html

http://trove.nla.gov.au/result?q=subject%3A%22Jews+-+Australian+Capital+Territory+-+
History.%22

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Canberra
Sylvia Deutsch, Chair
c/o ACT Jewish Community Inc.
PO Box 3105,
Manuka Australian Capital Territory
2603 Australia 
Email:
deutand@ozemail.com.au  
http://www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy/ajgs

National Library of Australia

Canberra
ACT 2600, Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/

http://www.actjewish.org.au/

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Corner Constitution & Allara Streets
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600 
Telephone +612 6207 0460
https://www.rgoonline.act.gov.au/

http://www.obits.com.au/content/Births-Deaths-Marriages

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs89.aspx

Synagogues of Canberra
Jewish Community
Corner of National Circuit and Canberra Ave.
PO Box 3106 Manuka ACT 2603
Phone: 02 0295 1052

http://www.canberrajewishcommunity.org/about-the-canberra-and-region-jewish-
community.html



New South Wales

  

The Demographic History of the New South Wales Jewish Community - 1933 - 1966
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4466703?uid=3739560&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21102824272847

Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/


Goulburn

The Census of 1841 recorded that there were 22 Jews living in the town. The Census of 1846 gives a figure of 54 Jews in Goulburn and 59 in County Argyle. At this time Goulburn had the third largest Jewish population in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne

http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/1540784/goulburns-jewish-heritage/

First Jewish Burial in Goulburn in 70 years
http://www.jwire.com.au/news/first-burial-in-goulburn-in-70-years/34724

Cemetery
http://www.ajhs.com.au/Cemeteries/GoulburnJewishCemetery.html


Maitland

Cemetery
http://www.ajhs.com.au/Cemeteries/MaitlandJewishCemetery.html

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
 


Sydney 

great synagogue

Sydney (pronounced /ˈs dni/) is the largest and most populous city in Australia and the
state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the
Tasman Sea. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Oceania. Inhabitants of Sydney are called Sydneysiders, comprising a
cosmopolitan and international population of people from many places around the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney

http://www.jewishsydney.com.au/Our-Sydney

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=communityhistory

Bondi
The majority of Jews in Australia reside in the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne .... of the city, most of

Sydney
's
 Jews live in the Bondi and North Shore suburbs
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/australia.html


 

Books

"Empire Day"
Authored by Diane Armstrong, it is an account of a year in the lives of residents on a street in this Sydney suburb in the late 1940s where residents see the suburb changing with the arrival of a number of Jewish Holocaust survivors struggling to deal with their grief and loss while determined to make a new life.


Cemeteries

Devonshire Street Cemetery
http://www.ajhs.com.au/Cemeteries/DevonshireStreetCemetery.html

Maitland Jewish Cemetery (List of Burials)
http://www.ajhs.com.au/Cemeteries/MaitlandJewishCemetery.html

Rookwood Cemetery (Raphael)
Since European settlement began in Australia, more than 80 percent of all Jewish burials in New South Wales have been at Rookwood.  Burials date from 1837 with birth dates from 1763.
http://www.rookwoodjewishcemetery.com.au/

http://www.rookwoodjewishcemetery.com.au/page/search-for-a-grave

http://www.ajhs.com.au/jewishburials.html


http://www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/About-Us/Overview/Overview/default.aspx
Sydney Jewish Museum

Holocaust and Australian Jewish History
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst,
2010, New South Wales 
Telephone: +612 9360 7999 
Fax: +612 9331 4245
http://www.sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g255060-d256721-Reviews-Sydney_Jewish_Museum-Sydney_New_South_Wales.html 

http://www.timeoutsydney.com.au/venue/museum/sydney-jewish-museum.aspx

State Library of New South Wales
Macquairie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/using/search/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/

http://www2.sl.nsw.gov.au/databases/

http://www.visitnsw.com/town/Sydney/State_Library_Of_New_South_Wales/info.aspx  

Sydney University

Sydney University recently launched an online database of graduates from 1857 to 1972. It lists the name, degree & date. It will be extended soon to include Teachers College and Conservatorium of Music graduates.  Go to the site and then look for the small drop down menu at the top of the page, and select "Alumni Sidneienses".
http://www.usyd.edu.au/arms/archives/
 

http://www.bje.org.au/learning/adulteducation.html

http://sydney.edu.au/arts/hebrew_biblical_jewish_studies/publications/index.shtml 

http://jewishhistoryaustralia.net/jha/timeline.htm

http://www.nswjbd.org/

http://jewishcare.com.au/cms/

http://www.rookwoodjewishcemetery.com.au/

http://www.whereis.com/nsw/jews-lagoon#session=MTA=

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/jewish/index.html

http://www.holocaust.com.au/credits.htm

NSW Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/familyHistory.htm

http://genealogy.about.com/od/vital_records/p/australia.htm

http://www.coraweb.com.au/bdmau.htm

 

Northern Territory
 


 

Books


 
"Far From Where?: Jewish Journeys from Shanghai to Australia" [Paperback] Jewish Journeys from Shanghai to Australia. In 1947, the town of Darwin welcomed a ship carrying refugees from China: mainly Jewish.  Available from Amazon.com


http://home.vicnet.net.au/~abr/Aug99/blo.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Australia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_a_Jewish_state

http://www.oztorah.com/2010/02/northern-territory-the-jewish-community-that-never-was/

http://www.ajgs.org.au/

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=feedback

http://www.geschichteinchronologie.ch/aus-n/australien/EncJud_juden-in-Australien
-ENGL.html


Queensland  

Group portrait of Pittsworth personalities, Queensland, ca. 1910 - contributed by QldPics, taken in 1910
http://maps.bonzle.com/pictures-over-time/pictures-taken-in-1910/page-2/australian-cities-
towns-and-villages/size-2/picture-84iy92x0/pittsworth/group-portrait-of-pittsworth-personali
ties-queensland-ca-1910


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

You can now search indexes for Queensland historical birth, death and marriage records from your computer. If you find an entry in the index that you wish to view, you can download (for a fee) an image of the original register (if available). You also can order printed copies to be sent to you by post
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m

How To Use
https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m



Brisbane


http://jewishqld.com/about-the-jewish-community/queensland-jewish-history/

Brisbane Progressive Jewish Congregation
http://bpjc.org.au/

http://www.jwire.com.au/regional/brisbanegoldcoast/brisbane-synagogues/brisbane-
progressive-jewish-congregation
 

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0004_0_03555.html

http://www.jewishqld.com/Home/jewish-queensland/history

http://www.mavensearch.com/synagogues/C3354Y41489RX

http://www.israelim.com/Synagogues_australia.htm

http://www.coraweb.com.au/cemetaus.htm

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/prayer.htm

http://www.join.org.au/a-to-z.htm 

Morris S. Ochert OAM
3/23 Lucinda St.
Taringa, Brisbane
Queensland, 4068
 

http://www.ajgs.org.au/contacts.htm

http://www.ajgs.org.au/

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/community.htm

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausmdgs/links.html

http://www.joyfulnoise.net/tours/australia2.html

http://www.capebanks.org.au/societies.html

http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill.au/SH-NSW-001.html

http://www.personsmissing.org/genealogyaus.html

http://www.bcl.com.au/melbourne/intgroup/historical.htm

http://www.ajhs.com.au/JewishBurials.htm

http://www.iijg.org/AboutUs/Officers/SophieCaplan.aspx

Index to Assisted Immigrants Arriving in Moreton Bay (Brisbane) 1848-59 

http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/

http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexes/searchform.aspx?id=2

http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/indexes-to-immigration-
and-shipping-records/indexes-to-assisted-immigrants

http://www.coraweb.com.au/shipindex.htm

Queensland (Australia) Historical Birth, Death, and Marriage Records are Now


Darwin
Civil Court Cases
Nichols Place,
Corner Cavenagh & Bennett Streets,
Darwin, NT 0800 
 

http://www.nt.gov.au/justice/mctlist/tomorrow/civil/vnp.html

Criminal Court Cases
Nichols Place,
Corner Cavenagh & Bennett Streets,
Darwin, NT 0800 
 
http://www.ke.com.au/bdmaus/bdmnt/index.html

Queensland Family History Society
A non-profit, non-sectarian and a non-political organization promoting the study of family history.  
Email:
secretary@qfhs.org.au   Write to:
PO Box 171
Indooroopilly OLD 4068
Australia
Phone: +61 73857-5744
http://www.qfhs.org.au/

http://wikibin.org/articles/family-history-society.html

Queensland Mailing List
Subscribe to this list by sending an Email: to 

majordomo@st.net.au  (no subject
In body of message 
subscribe
genealogy-queensland  --- no signature is required
http://www.kindredtrails.com/AU_Queensland.html

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/?Page=community

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=4&letter=Q

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
501 Ann Street, Brisbane
4000 PO Box 1888 Albert Street
Brisbane, 4002 Queensland 
Telephone 07 3247 9203  Fax: 07 3247 5818 
Application Form:

http://www.ke.com.au/bdmaus/bdmqld/qld-app-form.html

State Library of Queensland
PO Box 3488
South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia
http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/australian_parish

http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/130458/SLQ_Info_Guide_3_3_-_Australian_parish_records_-_2010_03.pdf 

http://www.flickr.com/commons/institutions/

Toowong Cemetery

http://www.toowong.cemetery.org.au/images/Trails/The%20Jewish%20Trail%20%28
Very%20large%20pdf%20file%20604kb%29.pdf


South Australia

There was a Jewish Internees camp at Tatura
http://www.edwardvictor.com/Holocaust/ 2005/australia_main.htm  


Adelaide

ADELAIDE, capital of South Australia, established in 1836. Among its first settlers were a number of Jews engaged in commerce and sheep farming. Joseph Barrow Montefiore, a cousin of Sir Moses *Montefiore, who became in 1832 the first president of the Sydney Synagogue, lived in Adelaide at the time of the founding of the synagogue there. Local Jewish life was stimulated after 1838 by Emanuel Solomon from Sydney, who organized religious services on the New Year and the Day of Atonement and in 1845 successfully applied to the government for land for a cemetery. In 1847 Eliezer Levi Montefiore sought state support for Jewish religious institutions. In 1848 there were 58 Jews living in Adelaide, and the first congregation was organized with Judah Moss Solomon as its president
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0001_0_00409.html

http://www.jewishadelaide.com/

http://www.adelaidejmuseum.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Australia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Jews

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0001_0_00409.html

Adelaide Hebrew Congregation
http://www.adelaidehebrew.com.au/

http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120014b.htm


Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Adelaide

Hilde Hines, Chair, c/o Adelaide Hebrew Congregation,
PO Box 320
Glenside, Adelaide
South Australia, 5065 
Telephone: +618 796 030 
Email:
kaiserr@senet.com.au  
http://www.coraweb.com.au/society.htm

http://www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy/ajgs

http://www.join.org.au/a-to-z.htm

http://tinyurl.com/2g4dyw6

http://www.bcl.com.au/adelaide/intgroup/historical.htm

http://www.adelaidejmuseum.org/bookoflife.php?id=21

http://www.familyhistorysa.info/australia.html

Beit Shalom Synagogue
http://www.bshalomadel.com/

Flinders University Library
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
http://www.lib.flinders.edu.au/


Jewish Community Services

Jewish Community Services Inc (JCS) is a non-profit community organization established in 1994 to respond to the needs of individuals and families in South Australia's Jewish Community.  Though Adelaide has a small Jewish community, compared to the Jewish communities in other Australian States, Adelaide boasts a choice of synagogues, access to Kosher foods in appointed supermarkets, community events to cover all Jewish religious holidays, a young and vibrant youth movement, acknowledgement and remembrance of the Holocaust, celebrations of Israeli holidays and more 
Jewish Community Services Inc.

199 Sturt St.
Adelaide 5000

South Australia
Phone: 08 8212 0077 
contact@jcssa.asn.au


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Level 2, Chesser House
91-97 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 
PO Box 1351
Adelaide SA 5001 
Telephone: +618 8204 9599 Fax: +618 8204 9605 

http://www.sacentral.sa.gov.au/agencies/bdm/bdm.htm

 


Tasmania

 
 

http://tasphotos.blogspot.com/2006/11/stain-of-convict-history.html

There was a Jewish Cemetery, located on Harrington Street,  in Hobart, Tasmania, an island off of Australia's southeastern coast.  There are currently about 100 Jews, mostly Holocaust survivors and their descendants, living here.  The current Jewish cemetery is located near the Derwent River in Hobart.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikey_Solomon

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/tasmania/hobart.html

The Hobart Synagogue, Hobart Hebrew Congregation (both Orthodox and Liberal services held here) was founded in 1846 and is the oldest synagogue in Australia.  Within the synagogue proper, there exists special benches that were built for Jewish convicts who had been given permission to worship by the authorities.  
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/HobartSyn.html
 

http://www.servinghistory.com/topics/Hobart_Synagogue

Jews first came as convicts to Hobart from London in 1804 and in 1847, many left Tasmania after receiving conditional pardons.  In 1851 more left when gold was discovered on the Australian mainland in Victoria. 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~austas/jewish.htm

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Service Tasmania, Lands Building
134 Macquarie Place,
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
PO Box 198 Hobart, Tasmania 7001 
Telephone: +613 6233 4657  Fax: +613 6224 0743 Internet:

http://www.justice.tax.gov.au/bdm/

The system is not flawless.  If the name is common and one can't provide more details (e.g. the suburb)then the system replies with "There are too many listings to display for your search criteria".  In such cases, one will have to resort to looking up the hard copy of the directory, if you can't supply more criteria.  

Ken Lipworth, of Sydney, offers assistance at lippy@gpo.com.au  according to a posting

 


Victoria

 

Ballarat


Ballarat Synagogue Hall Interior
http://www.ballaratbuildings.com/ballarat-synagogue-2-barkly-street-ballarat-east/

A country town in Central Victoria, Australia. After the gold rush in 1851 a number of Jews went to Ballarat and in 1853 there was a Minyan on the gold fields on the High Holidays and in 1859 there were 347 male Jews in the town. A Jew, Charles Dyte, took a leading part in the diggers' revolt in 1854 (known as the Eureka Stockade) against unjust government licensing. Later he became mayor of Ballarat. In 1855 a small synagogue was dedicated, the congregational president being Henry Harris. D. Isaacs was first minister, shochet, and teacher, followed in 1864 by S. Herman, I. M. Goldreich (1868), B. Lenzer (1905), M. Rosenthal (1922), L. Goren (1926), and Z. Mandelbaum (the last resident rabbi of Ballarat who ministered until 1942). A more commodious building, including rooms for a minister's residence and a Hebrew day school, was erected on land granted by the government in 1861. A mikve was built and a burial plot consecrated. A Philanthropic Society, founded in 1857, was affiliated with the Anglo-Jewish Association. In 1908 the congregation separated into two factions and the Central Hebrew Congregation was formed, with M. Levy as minister, but lasted only four years. In these early days Ballarat was regarded as the center of Orthodox Judaism in Australia
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_01937.html

Ballarat Synagogue
http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/36862/ballarat_synagogue.pdf

http://judaica.library.usyd.edu.au/photoexhibit/photographs/exhibit15/exhibit15.html


Melbourne

  

http://www.vpike.com/?ci=2158177&country=AU

This is a lovely clean, safe, walkable city with a great transit system.  I found my long lost Siberian raised nephew living in this city.  You can read about our reunion at Margulis Saga

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/4811861?lookfor=create-date:[NOW-7DAY/DAY%
20TO%20NOW]&offset=215&max=863

Australian Jewish News
http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?catID=2

Chevra Kadisha Melbourne
Jewish Funeral Society
Director Mr. Ephraim Finch
115 Inkerman Street
St. Kilda, Victoria 3182 
Telephone +613 9534 0208  Fax: +613 9525 3954
http://www.jewishaustralia.com/chevrakadisha.htm

Kilda Hebrew Congregation, Inc.
10 Charnwood Grove
St. Kilda 3182 Victoria 
Telephone: +613 9537 1433  Fax: +613 9525 3759
http://www.stkildashule.org/

Melbourne Hebrew Congregation Inc.
Toorak Road
South Yarra 3141
Victoria 
Telephone: +613 9866 2255 +613 9820 4016
http://www.melbournesynagogue.org.au/

http://www.j-net.com.au/resources1.html

Melbourne's Jewish Library
http://www.makorlibrary.com

Melbourne Rabbi
Happy New Year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mZh4V2NmFg&feature-email


Australian Jewish Genealogical Society Victoria Inc.

P.O. Box 189
Glen Huntly 3163
Victoria 
 

http://friedlan.customer.netspace.net.au/

http://www.ajhs.info/vic/20080911_In_ Search_of_Jewish_Ancestry_%28_Anthony_
Joseph_%29.pdf
 

The society publishes a quarterly newsletter Kosher Koala
http://www.history-journals.de/journals/hjg-k00069.html

http://www.aigs.org.au/magazines.htm


Australian Jewish Historical Society-Victoria Inc.,

President: Allan Jankie
P. O. Box 189, Glenhuntly
Victoria 3163

Phone: 61 3 9523 6738
Lionel Sharpe, Hon. Secretary
Email:
admin@ajgs-vic.org.au
www.ajgs-vic.org.au 

Update Notices
www.ajgs.exist.com.au

Historical Societies Addresses in the US, Canada and Australia
http://www.ajhs.info/

http://www.ajhs.com.au/jewishburials.html

http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-MT-NDX.html

http://tinyurl.com/35o2phu

http://www.jccv.org.au/

http://www.jewishmuseum.com.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Australia

http://www.sephardivic.org/

AJHS Journal - Cumulative Index by Categories
http://www.ajhs.info/journal/index/index-categories.php


Immigration to Victoria - 1852-1889


http://vrroom.naa.gov.au/records/?ID=19447

You can search this index for names of unassisted passengers who boarded ships to Victoria from British and Foreign ports between 1852 and 1889 
http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/emi_ref.htm
 

At this same sight you will find links to:

  • Australian Shipping Arrivals and Departures, 1788 to 1967

  • Passenger Ships to Western Australia 1829-1849

  • Passenger Ships to Western Australia 1899

  • Passenger Ships to Western Australia 1900
     


Jewish Community Council of Victoria

306 Hawthorn Road
South Caulfield
Victoria 3162 
Telephone: +613 9272 5566  Fax: +613 9272 5560 
Email:
jccv@netspace.net.au

http://www.jccv.org.au/

https://www.facebook.com/JHCMelbourne?rf=151217638249777


Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre

                  Museum from street
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g255100-d2292943-Reviews-Jewish_Holocaust_Centre-Melbourne_Victoria.html

Owner description The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945

13 Selwyn Street
Elsternwick 3185
Victoria 
Telephone: +613 9528 1985  Fax: +613 9528 3758
http://www.jhc.org.au/


Jewish Museum of Australia


http://www.topsightseeing.com/australia/sydney/museums/jewishmuseum.htm

Director
Dr. Helen Light
26 Alma Road
St. Kilda, Victoria 3182 
Telephone: +613 9534 0083  Fax: +613 9534 0844
http://www.jewishmuseum.com.au/


Melbourne Jewish Community

http://www.j-net.com.au/resources1.html

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/

http://www.racismnoway.com.au/teaching-resources/factsheets/73.html

http://www.j-net.com.au/resources1.html


National Archives Centre 
Melbourne Archives Centre
 


The Old Treasury building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect J J Clark and built between 1858 and 1862.
http://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au/#sthash.UxgSTdq6.dpuf

Casselden Place
2 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
PO Box 8005, Burwood Heights  VIC 3151
Email:
refvic@naa.gov.au
Phone: 03 9285 7999  Fax: 03 9285 7979
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/

http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/publications/ research/research2.asp

http://prov.vic.gov.au/visiting-us

http://www.egold.net.au/archives/browse_arc.htm


http://ourhistory.naa.gov.au/melbourne.html

http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs01aspx

http://www.pathwaysvictoria.info/archives/repositorylist.htm

http://directory.archivists.org.au/archives/328/


Public Record Office of Victoria


http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/organisations/3995/public-record-office-victoria/

http://prov.vic.gov.au/

http://prov.vic.gov.au/?s=Jewish+Immigrants 

Email: ask.prov@dpc.vic.gov.au
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/    


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Transport House
589 Collins Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000 

PO Box 4332
Melbourne, Victoria 3001 
Telephone: 1300 369 367  Fax: +613 9603 5880  
http://www.maxi.com.au/


State Library of Victoria

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

http://collections.historyvictoria.com.au/rhsvdatabases/journal.htm

 


Western Australia

 


Perth


http://www.torahmitzion.org/perth/section.asp

The capital of Western Australia, founded in 1829. The first Jew arrived in the same year, but up to the 1880s only a few Jews lived in Perth. The Perth Hebrew Congregation was founded in 1892 and the synagogue opened in 1897, but the community of Fremantle, the port of Perth some nine miles (14 km.) distant, was established earlier. Most of the Jewish settlers came from Eastern Europe both before and after World War I, but a number also arrived from Palestine. A Liberal (Reform) congregation Temple David, was formed in 1952. In 1970 the Jewish community, which numbered about 3,300, was the third largest in Australia. In recent decades Perth's Jewish community has expanded considerably. According to the optional religious question asked in the 2001 Australian census, 4,871 declared Jews lived in Perth; the actual number was probably more than 6,000
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0015_0_15633.html

http://www.torahmitzion.org/perth/section.asp

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society, Perth
Michelle Urban, Chair
21 Broomhall Way
Noranda Perth Western Australia
6062 Australia 
Email:
urban@wantree.com.au

http://www.zeta.org.au/~feraltek/genealogy/ajgs

Chevra Kadisha Perth
15 Inverness Crescent
Mount Lawley
Western Australia 6050
Telephone: +618 9272 2607 
http://www.mck.org.au/

Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society of Western Australia
Meets at Perth Hebrew Congregation, Freedman Ave/Plantation St, Menora.  The Society exists to promote, encourage and foster the study of Jewish history in Western Australia and Jewish Genealogy and family history generally. It conducts workshops, lectures and discussions four time a year and publishes "Perth Jewish Roots" quarterly. Annual Membership - $10 for singles and $15 for families. For more information Michelle Urban:
jhgs@iinet.net.au or Robert Fraser: rwfgjf@iinet.net.au


http://www.jewishaustralia.com/


Maps


http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/pacific/australia/western-australia/perth/

http://www.perthtouristcentre.com.au/map.php

http://www.perthtouristcentre.com.au/


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Level 13 Westralia Square
141 St. Georges Terrace
Perth 6000, Western Australia 
Telephone +618 9264 1555  Fax: +618 9264 1599
Email: rgoperth@justice.moj.wa.gov.au   
http://www.moj.wa.gov.au


Western Australian Jewish Historical Society

c/o Perth Hebrew Congregation
Corner Freedman and Plantation Roads
Menorah, Western Australia, 6050
http://www.ajhs.info/journal/index/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Jewish_Historical_Society

http://jewishhistoryaustralia.net/jha/timeline.htm

http://www.joyfulnoise.net/tours/australia2.html

http://www.join.org.au/a-to-z.htm

 


New Zealand


Some of the Jewish Light Horsemen of the ANZAC Division. Not all Jewish troops were enlisted with the English Fusiliers. Jewish men, nationals of Australia and New Zealand, served with ANZAC forces in both the Middle East and Europe
http://www.nzmr.org/races.htm

As early as the 1820s, Jewish traders were among the shifting group of whaling, mariners, and missionaries who explored New Zealand. Joel Samuel Polack, an English-born Jew, wrote two widely read books on his 1831–1837 travels. He detailed his interaction with the Maori people, made notes on flora and fauna and concluded that commercially lucrative flax production on an immense scale was possible
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_New_Zealand


AJGS New Zealand Contact

Lionel Albert
PO Box 1445
Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.ajgs-vic.org.au/


B'nai Brith Australia and New Zealand

99 Hotham Street
East St. Kilda 3182, Victoria 
Telephone: +613 9527 8249  Fax: +613 9525 9127
http://bnaibrith.org/regions_districts/australia_nz.cfm

 


Books

"Daviborshch's Cart: Narrating the Holocaust in Australian War Crimes Trials"

"The New Zealand Jewish Community"

"People of the Book A Novel" (Paperback)


Genealogical Resources

http://phylonetworks.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-network-of-new-zealands-livestock.html

http://resources.rootsweb.com/world/ 


Immigrant and Vessel Arrival Information

http://sydaby.eget.net/swe/emi_ref.htm  

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/


Jewish Archives Wellington, New Zealand 


Opening page of Wellington Community Death Register, showing the first deaths recorded. 

Michael Clements, President clemclan@pop.ihug.co.nz

http://www.nzjewisharchives.org/


Jewish Online Museum

"Te Jewry" offers a connection between New Zealand's Maori and Jewish populations.  An interesting experience.
http://jewishonlinemuseum.org


New Zealand Jewish Archives

The New Zealand Jewish Archives, incorporating Wellington Jewish Archives, is situated in several rooms at the back of the Jewish Community Centre, 80 Webb Street, Wellington, New Zealand. NZJA is collecting and filing all documents, photographs, memorabilia, Judaica, books, pamphlets, newspaper cuttings, oral recordings and video tapes about Jewish life in New Zealand
http://jewishonlinemuseum.org/welcome-new-zealands-first-jewish-online-museum-0


New Zealand Jewish Chronicle

http://www.raeburnhouse.org.nz/component/mtree/ethnic/mediaradio-stations/new-zealand-jewish-chronicle  

http://www.facsimile-editions.com/shared/pdfs/me-nzjc-en.pdf 


New Zealand Jewish Council

David Schwartz is the President.
http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/communities/show?id=13


New Zealand Shipping Information

 http://www.newzealandshipping.co.nz/ Documentation/index.htm


New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Very helpful site for genealogy and family history research.
http://www.genealogy.org.nz/

http://www.genealogy.org.nz/Forms_and_Charts__228.aspx

http://www.pro.gov.uk/research/easysearch/migration.htm

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/hands/links-genealogy/genealogy-links

http://new-zealand.genealogists.com/


"Video of "Jewish Estonia"   (Estonia )
http://www.jewishphotolibrary.com/?page_id=221


New Zealand Yesteryears

19th Century History Resources for Genealogists for the whole of New Zealand from 1819 to 1900, over 1500 passenger lists, more than 500 ships (many with photographs/paintings), 11 shipboard diaries, and much much more...
http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/


Passenger Lists


http://prov.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/VPRS-947-P0-Unit-86-New-
Zealand-Alhambra-September-18761-420x235.jpg

http://www.newzealandshipping.co.nz/
History/Passenger/index.htm

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Guides/PassengerLists/
http://www.passengerlists.co.uk
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/
http://freespace.virgin.net/donald.hazeldine/ausfotos.htm
http://www.users.on.net/~proformat/auspass2.html
http://members.optushome.com.au/lenorefrost/shipslog.html
http://www.nzmaritime.org.nz/library.htm
http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/nzships.htm
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sooty/Passenger%20Lists%20to%20NZFrame1Source1.htm

http://www.cyndislist.com/newzealand.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/


Provinces of New Zealand


Genealogical Resources & Archives

Southland
Otago
Canterbury
Westland
Marlborough
Nelson
Wellington
Hawke's Bay
Taranaki (New Plymouth)
Auckland

New Ulster
New Munster
New Leinster


Ships Crew List

http://www.mariners-l.co.uk/UKLogs,CrewLists.html


Telephone Directories on the Web 
 

http://www.teldir.com 


Wanganui

There remains a solitary Jewish headstone honoring 14 people in this tiny town's cemetery.
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=WH18990821.2.11&l=mi&e=
-------10--1----0-all

http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=7700

http://www.paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=WH19080331.2.15&e=
-------10--1----0dog-all


Wellington


Wellington Jewish Center

Active groups in Wellington include: Bnai Brith Lodge; the New Zealand Jewish Council: the Council of Jewish Women; Bnei Akiva Youth Group; a Philanthropic Society; the Wellington Jewish Care of he Aged Society; the Jewish Students Association; and Friends of the Hebrew University.  The Jewish National Fund and the United Israel Appeal are also active.

Cemetery
There is a Jewish cemetery (Makara Cemetery) and a Jewish funeral chapel.  There is also a Symonds Street Cemetery.
http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/makaracemetery/
makaracemetery.html 

http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/Resources/NewZealand/History/FamilyHistory/
Cemeteries/

http://www.zoomin.co.nz/map/nz/wellington/karori/-makara+cemetery/

Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation Temple Sinai
http://www.sinai.org.nz/community/organisations.html

 

 

New South Wales

Leslie Oberman had pointed out that New South Wales is redundant and although I now recognize this fact, please bear with me until someone can make the proper assessment of the following content.

Australian Jewish Genealogical Society,
PO Box 154, Northbridge 1560,
New South Wales Email:
ajgsnsw@idx.com.au

http://www.ajgs.org.au/

http://friedlan.customer.netspace.net.au/ 


Australian Jewish Historical Society

Level 2
Mandelbaum House
385 Abercrombie Street
Darlington 2008, New South Wales
Fax: +61 2 9518.7596
http://www.ajhs.info/

http://directory.archivists.org.au/archives/35/


Chevra Kadisha Sydney

172 Oxford Street
Woolhara
New South Wales 2025 
Telephone: +612 9363 2248
http://www.chevrakadishasydney.com/

http://www.jewishaustralia.com/chevrakadisha.htm


Gosford

TOWNSHIP
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Township - Gosford N.S.W. AU 1886
http://historicphotographs.com.au/searcher.asp?force=1&count=196&statslogged=1&region=0&country=2&terms=&place=&startYear=
0&endYear=0&subset=&property=41&sort=2&start=0&preview=0&changeresultsperpage
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Central Coast Family History Group Research Centre
8 Russell Drysdale St
East Gosford
PO Box 4090,
East Gosford NSW 2250 Australia
Phone 02 4324 5164

http://www.centralcoastfhs.org.au/


Manifests

For "assisted immigrants" indexed for the period 1839-1896 are available free at  
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/publications/immigration/introduction.htm
 


New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

http://www.jwire.com.au/sydney/sydney-jewish-organisations/new-south-wales-
board-of-deputies


New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

http://www.agd.nsw.gov.au/bdm

The PICMAN database
Contains records of material in the pictures and manuscripts collections of the Mitchell Library, Dixson Library and Dixson Galleries, catalogued since 1992, and includes personal papers, private archives, about 300,000 photographs and more.
 
http://www.slnsw.gov.au/picman/
 


Telephone Directories on the Web

http://www.teldir.com 

http://www.infobel.com/world/default.aspx

more to come ... 


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