eresources and indexes

eresources free anywhere via the State Library of Queensland website

Useful websites for family historians is a collection of quality websites selected by information professionals for family and local historians. It includes sites from across Australia and overseas. Links to the most important parts of a website are included.

Some State Library indexes are free online:

Material indexed is located on microfilm on Level 3 in the Micrographics Reading Room.

eresources accessible with a library card anywhere

  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • Times Digital Archives (London Times newspaper 1785-1985)

These eresources can be accessed for free, both at the Library and at home, if you are a library member or have a Queensland public library (QPL) account.

eresources accessible and free only onsite at the Library

Subscription eresources that the State Library funds include:

  • Ancestry
  • FindMyPast (Australia, UK, Ireland and USA)
  • British Newspapers Archive
  • CD-ROMs

Check the One Search online catalogue for specific titles.

View our guide to the family history CD-ROMs in the collection

Entire document [PDF 740 kb] or select one of the following sections:

There are 4 CD-ROM computers in the family history area. A normal search session using a CD-ROM is a half hour time slot, although if no one has booked or is waiting patrons may stay longer.

Other eresources at the State Library

Overview of other State Library eresources that are accessible offsite and onsite.

Library membership

State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card (formerly known as an e-services card).

Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.