I believe my family traces back to Hovenden Hely b1823 and Frederick Augustus Hely b1794 who arrived in Australia 23 Dec 1823 as overseer of convicts. I have a tree but I would like to confirm all the links are genuine!!
What is the best way to check information on ancestors born in Queensland and NSW before separation? Are there any BMD indexes or census type information available online?
Any advice is gratefully received as I have no idea where to start looking for Australian records. Thanks, Jane