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AUSTRALIA: Webpages for Genealogy in QLD (Queensland)

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

Queensland Government

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

Queensland Railways

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.

AUSTRALIA: Webpages for Genealogy in NSW (New South Wales)

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

Campbelltown District

Cape Banks Family History Society Inc.

Central Coast Family History Group

Clarence River Historical Society

Coffs Harbour

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

Good luck,

16 April 2009.

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific...

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.

Gold Miners in Australia : Great Prosperity and Unspeakable Hardships

An interesting read on prospectors looking for gold downunder. Heaps of good stories.

Gold Net Australia


NEWBIES ... An introduction to Census years - England & Wales

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:-



1 comment(s), latest 7 years, 2 months ago

Has anyone got the proverbial black sheep in their family trees?

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

ALL USERS: Update your profiles, and tell us your fave websites...

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.

ALL USERS: Proper Etiquette for Posting Genealogy Messages on the Internet

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

Kind regards,

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.

11 comment(s), latest 6 years, 10 months ago

Gene Joke ... The 7 word Obituary

..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.'"

England and Wales BMD Indexes 1837--1983

Now there are two free ways to search the England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1837-1983