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Family history indexes - Find your elusive ancestor

By Fiona Dixon | 4 June 2014

Do you have an ancestor who is evading your search, or is little more than a name and a place, time or occupation?

State Library of Queensland has indexed onsite resources that make it easier for you to find your family member if they were a convict, Indigenous Australian, soldier or miner.

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Our indexes include:

Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867

Visit the British Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1867.

Tindale Genealogical Collection Name Index 1928-late 1960s

We have also created an online index of names recorded in the genealogies. Although anyone can search the index, there are restrictions on who can access the full family tree information and photographs, as much of the information is private or sensitive.

Find more information on the Tindale Genealogical Collection.

South African (Boer) War Index 1899-1902

Indexed from The Queenslander. Search through One Search catalogue.

Queensland Mining Accidents Index 1882-1945


Information found using this index can be followed up in the newspapers of the time.

To search these indexes, go to our One Search catalogue homepage and select Family History Indexes under Quick Links. You can then search the indexes individually (for example, if you know your relative was a convict or served in the Boer War), or you can search all of the indexes together. You may discover that your relative was involved in a mining accident as well as serving in the Boer War.

For these and other family history indexes, which are searchable separately, take a look at our Family History Info Guides. Our online catalogue, databases and collection of useful websites for family historians can help you expand your findings.


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