Resources for family historians
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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history
Get to know State Library collections and how they can help you find out more about your family.
Research the history of your house
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 received relating to Moreton Bay and Queensland 1822-1860
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.