A family tree focusing on New South Wales colonial inhabitants (indigenous, convicts and free immigrants) and their descendants.

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As of November 28, 2020, there are 86,346 individuals in this database!

This database is free to view.  No login is required.

Before using the information you find here, please check and verify it with your own original research using primary sources whenever possible. 

If you want your family to be included or have corrections, photos or stories, I'd be very grateful to hear from you. You can email me using the link at the bottom of this page. 

In the interest of privacy, all information about living people is suppressed.

Why do I call this site Australian Royalty?  Jack Thompson, in the first episode of the Australian version of Who do you think you are? quipped that these day, unlike times gone by, having a convict ancestor gives you the status of Australian royalty.  

My site used to be about just my close family and my convict ancestry. But as I developed the site I inter-connected many convict, free immigrant and indigenous families. It grew and grew until now I will include anyone who fits my primary focus, that of individuals who lived in NSW between 1788 and 1920.

If you find a family connection here, I hope that it might be a good place for your current family and your descendants yet to be born to come to - to find out about their heritage. I would like to see it grow as more people who are related make their individual contributions.

Marion Purnell 
 

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