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.
Search indexes to Queensland material held at State Library. Explore our databases for details from Australia and worldwide.
Our guides cover various family history topics. They give details on resources, useful websites and research hints.
Find websites from Australia and overseas that will help you with your family history research.
Discover our family history blogs. Find interesting websites, learn new research skills and read some amazing tales.
View our family history videos on topics like birth, death and marriage records; immigration, house histories and more.
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.
Double wedding at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement, 17 May 1912
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.
Plan of River Brisbane and chart of Moreton Bay, as drawn by John Oxley, 1823, State Library of Queensland, Neg. 69012
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.
William Henry Groom, State Library of Queensland, Neg. 185008