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Project Reports

Australian Sources

  • Australia - Sources A guide to sourcing on Australian Profiles and how to cite those sources. Includes sources relevant across Australia (or to more than one state or territory) and military records.

Citation Assistance

Good quality citations for the sources used in genealogical research are essential. These citation generators and browser extensions help to obtain a good quality citation and save a lot of time and manual typing.

Citation Generators for Australian Sources

See Citation Generators for Australian Sources for a list of Australian citation generators developed by WikiTree members. Any questions or problems, post a comment on that page.

Browser Extensions and Apps

WikiTree Browser Extension, plus various G2G posts listed on the RHS of the page.

Other apps developed by WikiTree members.

WikiTree Sourcer is free and developed by Rob Pavey. Rob has his own Discord server for users to obtain excellent technical help, provide feedback for beta testing and make suggestions for improvement. The WT Sourcer currently works with Ancestry, FindMyPast, England & Wales GRO, Family Search and Trove.

Online Repository Assistant (ORA) is a subscription-based extension, with a current cost of US$24 p.a. It works with several online repositories of genealogical data and has complete to partial success with many other sites. There is a growing list of templates for sites commonly used by Australian genealogists. ORA also works with a number of genealogy programs, such as Legacy and The Master Genealogist, where it can also perform auto typing. There is a Google group providing excellent technical support and other useful information can be found at Terry's ORA Tips.

Other Project Resources

Project Guidelines

Project Boxes and Stickers


Q&A Forums

For Australia-specific research questions, post to the G2G with the tag AUSTRALIA, or if you are an Australia Project member, ask a question in the Australia Project google group.


Discord is a live chat system for informal chats. To join the "WikiTree" server, follow the steps on this page. Once verified, a member will have access to various project channels according to the projects they belong to (including the #australia channel).

The Australia Project also has a separate server ("WikiAustralia") with a #general chat channel and channels for various project teams and topics where project members can chat on specific topics. To access the separate project server, post a comment in the #australia channel under the "WikiTree" server and we'll send you an invite. If you find the terminology confusing, think of a server as a "chat house" and the channels as "chat rooms" within the house.

PIP Voyage Module

If you want to gain confidence on WikiTree, think about joining up to the Profile Improvement Project and embarking on the Profile Improvements Project (PIP) Voyage. Working on profiles from your own watchlist, an experienced member, called a Voyage Guide, will support you to learn a range of new skills. Some Voyage Guides may have experience working with Australian sources and doing Australian genealogical research, but the main focus of the PIP voyage is on improving your profiles, so they are complete, factual, interesting, .... and look great.

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The source citation generators are excellent (I use the Victorian one all the time) but I have a suspicion that this list at the bottom of this page is not complete and possibly not up to date. Is there another place where there is a complete list of these resources?
There is a spreadsheet for WW2, Korea, Vietnam veterans that doesn't seem to be here. I use it all the time. The link is probably in the message group. I think this link should work, but it may not be the latest one: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lXKFYSL-dx1IS3NMchXv6xbZHAhrFrEKALEWXIIc8R8/edit#gid=0

WRT them being up to date, for at least the ones that I've done the link posted is to the latest version automatically - the only issue is that there is a slight chance you will load a copy of the spreadsheet when I'm updating the formulas. Not excellent IT practice, but the easiest way for me. Also with most of my spreadsheets you can load categories into an extra sheet with locations so that the output is formatted better - downside is that you have to keep a copy of the location (or cemetery) sheets before you copy the complete spreadsheet. I'm happy to add your locations to my original spreadsheet, but no-one has ever asked me to do this. Maybe no-one uses the FindAGrave, Wikitree Bio creator or AIF spreadsheets? :)

posted by Peter Kane
I've also "Improved" the QLD BDM spreadsheet for my own use, but Maree has done an excellent job. Thanks
posted by Peter Kane
Hi Anne, is there a citation generator you know of that isn't on the page? We consider this to be the "go-to" page for Australia project resources, but it is only as good as the information and links that are added, as Peter, Maree and others have added links.
I have a death citation generator copy which does Ryerson Index, Australian cemetery index, Billion Graves, Rookwood, ... Not sure what the original link is. My version is 1.0.03

I also have Tas BDM and NSW Archives citation generators in my Google files

If you have links to those you can certainly add them to the page.
I only have copies - it would be better if Maree Evans added I think