SLQ Family History Indexes in One Search

Several Family History Indexes are available in One Search. Additional family history indexes that are available in other formats will be added to One Search in the future, to make it easier to find information about people in one place. The FAQs below provide information to help you get started.

1.  How do I search the SLQ Family History Indexes ?

Enter your search term into the main One Search search box and then use the drop down menu to select SLQ Family History Indexes.

Family history index search scope

Search tips

  • To search for a person, include their family name initially, and review the results. Depending on the index, first names are often not included, or only initials are used.
  • To restrict your search to a particular index, add to your search terms a term for the index you wish to search. Some examples include
    • Williams convict
    • Smith mining
    • Wilson Tindale
    • Cunningham portrait

2. What SLQ Family History Indexes are available in One Search?

Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867 – details for over 123 000 of the estimated 160 000 convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries - names, term of years, transport ships and more. More information about the collection.

Tindale Genealogical Collection name index – information about people recorded and photographed by anthropologist Norman Tindale in 8 Queensland and 2 New South Wales Aboriginal communities. Although anyone can search the index, because much of the information is private or sensitive, there are restrictions on who can access the full family tree information and photographs. More information about the Collection.

South African (Boer) War Index - information and photographs of Queensland troops appearing in the weekly newspaper The Queenslander during the South African (Boer) War 1899-1902.

Queensland Mining Accidents Index - information about mining accidents published annually in the Queensland Legislative Assembly Votes and Proceedings (later known as Queensland Parliamentary Papers) from 1882 to 1945.

First World War soldier portraits - information and photographs of Queensland troops appearing in the weekly newspaper The Queenslander during the First World War (1914 – 1918). More information about the portraits.

Margaret Lawrie Genealogies – genealogical charts recorded and collected by Margaret Lawrie on the Torres Strait Islands between 1964 and 1973. Although anyone can search the index, because much of the information is private or sensitive, there are restrictions on who can access the full family tree information. More information about the collection.

3. Does SLQ have any more indexes for family historians?

There are many other resources to help family historians. Find more information about:

Family History eresources and indexes

Newspaper eresources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history resources

All Family History resources

4. Where can I get help?

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