- Family history
On this page you will find information about accessing the resources of State Library of Queensland's Family History collections. There are links to eresources, websites and research guides to help you with your genealogical research.
Resources for family historians
Whether you're a beginner starting to trace your family history or a seasoned researcher looking to dig a little deeper, there are resources to access.
Family history eresources and indexes
Search indexes to Queensland material held at State Library. Explore our databases for details from Australia and worldwide.
Family history research guides
Our guides cover various family history topics. They give details on resources, useful websites and research hints.
Useful websites for family historians
Find websites from Australia and overseas that will help you with your family history research.
Family history blogs
Discover our family history blogs. Find interesting websites, learn new research skills and read some amazing tales.
Tracing your family tree
Need help starting your family history? The first stage in doing a family history is to do a family tree. Read our guide on how to begin tracing your family tree. Find out the steps to follow, and where to start looking for information.
First Nations family history
Get to know State Library collections and how they can help you find out more about your family.
Every house has a history. Discover and explore resources for tracing the history of a house and the land it's built on. View our video guides to learn about what information you need, and where to search for it.
Colonial Secretary's letters
Find letters sent to the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales from early Moreton Bay officials. Discover what they can tell you about your family history and early Queensland history.
Many convicts who came to Australia went on to become respectful members of society. Convict Queenslanders are people who arrived in Australia as convicts. They then made their way to Queensland where they became a part of the colony's history.