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August is National Family History Month Australasia and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. It's a great time to start exploring your family tree or follow new leads.
Our family history pages are a great place to start for family history research.
Cribb and Foote family photograph
Learn more about your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history with our step-by-step guide. Find out where records about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are kept and how to access them.
Databases are an excellent way to find information on your ancestors, enabling you to gather material from multiple sources. Our family history databases include historical newspapers, and biographical sources.
Family history webcasts cover major family history topics, including birth, death and marriage records, newspapers, immigration and shipping, house histories, World War 1 records, and the roles of the major family history societies and repositories.
Need help researching your family history? Library staff can assist wherever you are across the state.
Discover interesting websites, learn some new research skill and read some fascinating family history tales.
Every house has a history. Discover and explore resources for tracing the history of a house and the land it's built on.