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Everything you need for researching genealogy in the State of Queensland, Australia:-
Department of Justice & Attorney General - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Queensland Genealogy Timeline
State Library of Queensland
Picture Australia - Images of Queensland, it's people, places, past and present
Professional Genealogical Research in Queensland
Brisbane Headstone Photo Collection
Grave Location Search - Brisbane City Council
Queensland State Archives - Immigration Indexes 1848-1884
Indexes - Teachers in Queensland 1860-1904
Queensland State Archives - Indexes - Wills 1857-1900
Queensland Genealogy Links
State Websites at Rootsweb for Queensland - Australia
Royal Historical Society of Queensland
Queensland Genealogy Group (A Branch of the Australian Surname List)
The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Queensland
Gould Genealogy Queensland
Historic Newstead House on the Brisbane River
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Museum, Townsville
RAAF Base Amberley
Peel Island - Quarantine Station/Leper Colony
Cooktown (Qld) Boys' School 1885 to 1889
Below is a list of current websites at the time of writing on the Family Historical Groups/Genealogy Societies and other service providers in the State Queensland, Australia:-
Annerley - Genealogy Services
Birkdale - Genealogy Services
Bribie Island Seniors Computing Club - Family History
Brisbane - Genealogy Services
Greater Brisbane Area - Genealogy Services
Bundaberg Genealogical Association
Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc
Cairns Historical Society
Cairns CBD - Genealogy Services
Central Queensland Family History Association
Charters Towers & Dalrymple Shire Family History Association Inc
Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.
Dead Persons Society - Brisbane
Dead Persons Society - Toowoomba
Early Photographers of Fortitude Valley QLD
Early Photographers of Maryborough QLD
Early Photographers of Roma QLD
Everton Hills - Genealogy Services
Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc.
Genealogy Addresses for the State of Queensland
Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.
Gold Coast and Albert Genealogical Society
History Queensland Inc.
Jimna Hall Historical Association
Maryborough District Family History Society Inc.
Greater Maryborough Area - Genealogy Services
Queensland Family History Society
Queensland GenWeb Project
Shire of Landsborough Historical Society
Sunshine Coast Genealogy - Nambour
Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society Inc.
Townsville Museum and Historical Society
Townsville - Rollingstone Historical Society
If you think a website link should be here and it isn't, please let me know by personal message.
Thanks, Allycat, Qld, Australia.
Dear Members, Everything you need for genealogy research in the State of New South Wales, Australia should be here. Also check journal written for Australian genealogy research in general.
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
FREE On-line search Births 1788-1907; Marriages 1788-1957; Deaths 1788-1977. Click on Family History to search through the Historical Indexes. NB: If you are wanting births up to 1918 goto RootsChat find their 'Australia' board and post a lookup request after registering as a new user, free site.
Transcription Services ... a cheaper alternative to the govt NSW bdm site. Data is typewritten transcripts instead of Certificate style from nsw bdms online. NB You must first have searched through the NSW Registrar of BDMs online to have the Registration No. before you can proceed.
More Transcription Services
State Records of NSW
Click on 'THE STATE ARCHIVES', then 'INDEXES ONLINE' then click on 'KeyName search' to search several indexes at once... Type in your phrase, and then click on Submit.
State Library of NSW
NSW Genealogy Links...
Claim a Convict - Australia's Culture and Recreation Portal
NSW Family History Document Service
Australian History in the Making ...NSW Genealogy Links
Australian Transcriptions - Misc. Transcripts; Grevilles PO Directory; and Penrith District Registers
Rootsweb Aus-NSW Surname Mailing List - Subscribe and/or read archives
The Diary of Felton Mathew - a Govt Surveyor in Colonial New South Wales
An Account of the English Colony of New South Wales (Volumes 1 & 2)
NSW GenWeb Project - Index to the Book "I Found It In The Northern Star 1877 - 1881"
Register of War Memorials in NSW
Sands Directory - 1879
Just a quick note advising everyone to check their local genealogy and/or family history groups within the particular States of each country. They are a hidden gem of information.
Armidale Family History Group
Armidale - Land of the Beardies History House Museum
Bathurst Family History Group Inc. ... UPDATED WEBSITE
Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc.
Bellinger Valley Historical Society
Berrima District Historical and Family History Society -Southern Highlands
Blue Mountains Family Historical Society
Botany Bay Family History Society
"...Since the early days of settlement in Australia, the Camden District was the first destination for hundreds of pioneering families starting a new life. Many descendants of those first settlers were pioneers themselves, moving on to develop other areas of the Colony..."
Camden Area Family History Society
Camden Historical Society and Museum
Cape Banks Family History Society Inc.
Central Coast Family History Group
Clarence River Historical Society
Cohuna & District Historical Society
Cowra Family History Group
Deniliquin Genealogy Society Inc
Grevilles Post Office Directory 1872 transcribed from microfilm
Hawkesbury Family History Group - From the Mountains to the Sea
Hawkesbury on the net - Church registers
Hay Historical Society Inc.
Hunter Valley Genealogy
Illawarra Family History Group
Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc
History and Cultural History Site for Milton Ulladulla South Coast NSW - formerly Little Forrest Family History Research Group
Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc
Maitland Family History Circle
Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc
Mid Blue Mountains Historical Society
Muswellbrook Local & Family History Society
Newcastle Family History Society Inc
Parramatta & District Historical Society Inc
Picton and District Historical And Family History Society Inc.
Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society Inc
Port Stephens Family History Society Inc.
St Mary's & District Historical Society
Tamworth & District Family History Group Inc
Tumut Family History Group Inc.
Tumut Pioneer Cemetery Headstones index
Tweed Gold Coast Family History & Heritage Assocation
Twin Towns Family History Group Inc.
Wentworth Shire Council - Search Cemetery Records going back to the 1850's
General links to other sites without webpages and/or email
16 April 2009.
Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,- This link is to a website full of thousands of links to other websites. So many that I shall not even bother trying to mention here. Suffice to say it's absolutely brilliant if you are tracing ancestors/descendants in these regions.
FREE Databases on Australia, NZ and Pacifica
Allycat, Qld, Australia.
An interesting read on prospectors looking for gold downunder. Heaps of good stories.
Gold Net Australia
Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, this information will be particularly vital to those just new to genealogy.
This website describes when Census records were taken in England and Wales, how it was recorded, what it contained, etc. plus links to other genealogical tips in general:-
Search for your Blacksheep Ancestors in Free Genealogical Prison and Convict Records, Historical Court Records, Executions, Insane Asylum Records and Biographies of Famous Outlaws, Criminals & Pirates in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada
United Kingdom Black Sheep Ancestors
Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members, Hi. A warm welcome to all the new users out there.
If your computer is anything like mine, your Bookmarks toolbar folder will be full of all the favourite websites relating to genealogy. Instead of chokking up your PC, share with everyone your favourite websites. Just update your Profile on FamilyTreeCircles, and cut and paste the links in. That way if ever your computers chuck a wobbly (as they do LOL), you won't lose all your favourite websites that could take you ages to find again.
In addition, let us know where you are from in this big wide world of ours.
Who are you researching? Write a journal. And add all your surnames you are researching at the one time by entering them in the Bulk Surname Registration spot.
Happy hunting as they say.
Allycat, Queensland, Australia.
Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,
A gentle reminder to those who need it ... It is considered bad etiquette to post full dates of birth/marriage/addresses on the living with or without their permission. It also raises the possibility of identity fraud.
And for goodness sakes please don't tell everybody where you live!
Likewise you will avoid spamming if you don't display your email address here, that's what the 'personal messaging system' is for.
Please read the following data at this site for more information:-
If Miss Manners did Genealogy
Update: It would be appreciated if journals were written in proper sentence case of upper and lower styles instead of fully blocked upper case as this denotes 'screaming'. Save the caps lock for surnames so that they stand out. Thank you.
Also, can we please have subject headings for new journals pertinent and to the point. Example, 'Looking for SMITH and CARTER from Pennsylvannia' instead of trying to have one's life story in the topic heading and nothing in the journal body.
..7 Word Obituary..
A woman from the deepest, most southern part of Alabama goes into the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband is written. The obit editor informs her that the fee for the obituary is 50 cents a word.
She pauses, reflects and then says, "Well, then, let it read, 'Billy Bob died'."
Amused at the woman's thrift, the editor says, "Sorry ma'am, there is a 7 word minimum on all obituaries."
Only a little flustered, she thinks things over and in a few seconds says, "In that case, let it read, 'Billy Bob died - 1983 Pick-up for sale.'"
Now there are two free ways to search the England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-1983