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Volunteer Research - Biographical Dictionary
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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs

We invite you to help us improve and grow the Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs as a research volunteer. This can be done using online resources, repositories such as libraries and archives, or your own recollections and memories (if you knew a person or they are a family member).

Entries that we’d especially like more information for are marked with an asterisk and are listed on our Volunteer Research page. For some, we’d like specific pieces of missing information but for many it is open to whatever you know or can find.

The results of research can be submitted via the form on the person’s page or by e-mail to mail@carnamah.com.au – but we do require details on where or who the information is from so it can be accurately referenced.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail or contact us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Our thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.


Free online resources that may prove useful and what source info to include:

Digitised Australian Newspapers on Trove
A cross-section of mostly pre-1955 text-searchable Australian newspapers. Please narrate any info sourced from newspapers on Trove with the Article Identifier link, which can be found by clicking ‘Cite’ to the top left of the newspaper article.

Name Search of the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
Information on burials at the Karrakatta, Guildford, Pinnaroo and Fremantle cemeteries in metropolitan Perth. Please narrate any info from this source as MCB or [2].

World War 2 Nominal Roll
Nominal roll of one million Australians who served in Australia’s defence forces during the Second World War. Please narrate any info from this source as WW2 or [16].

Reverse Western Australian Marriage Lookup
Index of marriages in Western Australia from 1906 to 1965. Please narrate any info from this source as WARM or [66].

Western Australian Online Indexes
Index of 1841-1932 births, 1841-1917 marriages and 1841-1936 deaths in Western Australia. Please narrate any info from this source as WABDM or [15].

Western Australian Post Office Directories
Digitised WA post office directories from 1893 to 1949 that can be browsed both by address and alphabetically by surname. These are particularly useful in discovering the places a person resided or worked and for which years. Please narrate any info from this source as WAPO or [6] and include links to the page/s the info came from.

Mid West Death Register
Index of deaths in the Mid West region of Western Australia up until 1994. Please narrate any info from this source as MWDR or [29].

National Archives of Australia’s RecordSearch
Includes digitised First World War service records and a Passenger Arrivals Index (see tabs across the top) that are particularly useful. Please narrate any info from this source as NAA or [30] along with the item’s barcode number.


If you have a paid subscription to Ancestry the following sources, among others, are useful:

Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1980
Note that Ancestry have digitised and provide access to many more electoral rolls then those that are searchable with additional rolls being viewable via selections on the right of the search page. Please narrate any info from this source as CER or [50]

UK Census Collection 1841-1911
Please narrate any info from this source as UKC or [20]

Fremantle Passenger Lists 1897-1964
Please narrate any info from this source as [338]

UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960
Please narrate any info from this source as [203]

UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960
Please narrate any info from this source as [204].


If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an e-mail or contact us on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Our thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

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