Welcome to Discovering Anzacs

Announcing Discovering Anzacs

The National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand are working together to build a new website, Discovering Anzacs. This website will have a unique profile of every Anzac who enlisted in World War I, linked to their service record. You can help tell the story of Australia and New Zealand during the war by building on profiles and adding your own family stories, photos or details of their service. The Discovering Anzacs website will be launched mid-July.

We are asking for your help to build a very personal history of World War I and at the same time, discover for yourself what happened in Australia and New Zealand during the war. Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up-to-date on the development of the Discovering Anzacs website.

By following the links below you can transcribe records making them more searchable, help identify soldiers, and add your tribute to those who served in World War I.

Transcribe records

Help transcribe war diaries and service records, and discover for yourself the treasures held in the Archives.

The Australian Commercial Diary, 1915

Identify a soldier

Can you identify soldiers who served and link them to their service records? Explore these images and match a face to a record.

Private William M Sanders

Contribute a story

Find your relative, tell your family story, and upload personal photographs and letters.

Collage of images from our Shell Shocked exhibition