HELPFUL WEBSITES

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https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/research-collections/family-history

  • Family History e-resources
  • Family History Research Guides
  • Useful websites for Family Historians

BRISBANE CEMETERIES https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/

FAMILY SEARCH (Records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints LDS) www.familysearch.org

FREEREG

www.freereg.org.uk 

  •  Free site to look up Parish Records of Baptism, Marriage, Burial in UK. Not all records are here – they are transcribed by volunteers. These give a good lead to follow up by viewing the original on Find My Past or Ancestry or Family Search or My Heritage sites.

FREEBMD

www.freebmd.org.uk

  •  Free site to look up Births, Deaths and Marriages in UK AFTER September 1837. This site is transcribed by volunteers, so it is an ongoing project. This will give you a good lead to look up the BMD on the UK General Registry Office.

UK GENERAL REGISTRY OFFICE

www.gro.gov.uk

  •  Free search, but you must register first. Only Births and Deaths in UK after September 1837 are available. Birth records show MAIDEN name of mother, which is helpful to identify the correct birth. Death records show AGE when known. Records searched in +/- 2 year increments.

SOME QLD SHIPPING PASSENGER LISTS: http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/shipping/mig-qld1.htm

QUEENSLAND STATE ARCHIVES: http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/heritage/archives/collection/family

  • Immigration
    Including ship passenger lists; land orders (land issued to immigrants); passports; naturalisations
  • Schools, hospitals and orphanages
    Including admission registers for many state schools; health and healthcare records; admission and other records for orphanages and reformatories
  • Courts
    Including wills; divorces; inquests; insolvency; police gazettes
  • Lands
    Including registers of lands; pastoral holdings; leases; maps
  • Government
    Including state electoral rolls; civil servants; imperial pensions
    Search the archives
    ArchivesSearch provides access to QSA’s collection of records, including documents, letters, land orders, maps, plans and images. For help searching, read the

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND: 

The Blog of the Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc  – https://gsq-blog.gsq.org.au/

Some interesting Blog Posts

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Check out Judy Webster’s site. Judy is a very experienced long-time researcher and genealogist.  http://www.judywebster.com.au

  • Index to Deaths and Obituaries in Australian newspapers

http://www.ryersonindex.org

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Trove – The National Library of Australia has digitised many thousands of newspapers already. Check them out and find your family at: http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Families in British India Society Database: http://www.fibis.org/

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http://www.jaunay.com/bdm.html

Graham Jaunay – What will you find on an Australian BDM certificate?

http://www.aftc.com.au/Links/BDMs.html                        Links to: BDM Certificates, Costs,                                                                                           Details and Online Searches

NSW ARCHIVES

https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/webinars

Our program of free webinars focuses on the wonderful resources of the NSW State Archives collection and how to access them. Register to ‘attend’ a live webinar – you’ll receive an email with a link that you click on at the appointed time.

 

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