FindMyPast Australasia website: www.findmypast.com.au which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, is a subscription or “pay as you go” website as are the other FindMyPast sites. Included in the Australasia website are searchable databases for: cemetery records, death records, probate, land, court records, migration records, directories, criminal reports, electoral rolls, electoral rolls, almanacs, military records and government gazettes. At this writing there is an impressive collection documenting millions of individuals.
When using the website be aware FindMyPast are constantly adding new databases, so it’s important to always search the “Full List of Records” under the “Help & Advice” button at the top of the page. At that point you can select a specific database by category. You can also search all the databases with one search. If you have too many results in your earches, you can filter the search to a more specifically. There is no cost to search the index, but there is a cost in obtaining the full record. Credit cards are accepted as payment.
Each database has an accompanying description, and shows how many entries are part of that particular collection. Do not ignore these introductions, as they can provide excellent advice and helps in getting the most out of your search.
If you are new to the FindMyPast websites, then it is always wise to check what is actually on the website. Is it what you need? If not, then you may need to wait until what you need is added to the collections. I have personally used FindMyPast Australasia and I did find what I was looking for in an Australian case. The website did not have everything I needed, but for the key was a newspaper article. It was well worth my time and funds!