Here you will find information about accessing the resources of the State Library of Queensland's Family History services as well as links to electronic resources and Internet sites that will help you with your genealogical research.
Check here for a list of frequently asked questions about family history.
The State Library collects a number of family and local history resources. Please check our One Search online catalogue for location and availability details.
View our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history pages for more detailed help in tracing your indigenous family tree.
Major resources held
- Births, deaths and marriage indexes for Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales
- Electoral rolls for Australia and New Zealand
- Immigration and shipping
- Convict and cemetery records
- Post office directories and almanacs
- Biographical collections
- Newspapers on microfilm
- Access to Ancestry databases
- British government records relating to the Australian Colonies (Australian Joint Copying Project - AJCP)
- Irish land records (Census substitutes) i.e. Tithe Applotment Books for Ireland
- Naturalisation indexes
- Victoria County History series
- Photograph collections and newspaper clippings files
What's new in family history
Latest resources available for family history research.
Materials relating to your family and/or local history may be found in other parts of the Library's collections such as:
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Garage Gamer at SLQ was Queensland’s first games space exclusively dedicated to local game lovers and game makers. The exhibition closed on 14 April 2013.
The State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card (formerly the e-services card).