Family history eresources and indexes

State Library of Queensland's family history eresources and indexes can lead you to relevant information about your family. 

Find information about ancestors in indexes to Queensland material held at State Library. Discover databases with information from Australia and around the world. Learn about what other family history eresources are available.

** Ancestry (Library Edition) - Remote access to this platform has been temporarily enabled for library members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-library-only access will be restored when State Library of Queensland reopens. **

State Library indexes free online

Index to appointments and removals of Queensland railway employees

Index to appointments and removals of employees of the Southern and Western Railway, Traffic Branch, Queensland 

Index to persons called before Queensland Government Committees

Index to Licensed Victuallers - Queensland Government Gazettes

  • 1900-1903 Queensland Government open data set
  • 1900-1914 held at level 3 desk

Index to Queensland Police Gazettes Inquests

  • 1875-1885 Queensland Government open data set

    Colonial Secretary's letters received re Moreton Bay 1822-1860

    The following can be searched through the One Search catalogue State Library Family History Indexes:

    Most of the material indexed is located on microfilm on level 3.

    eresources accessible with a library membership anywhere

    These eresources can be accessed for free, both at State Library and at home, if you are a library member.

    eresources accessible and free only onsite at State Library

    Subscription eresources that State Library funds include:

    • Ancestry (Library Edition)
      Remote access to this platform has been temporarily enabled for library members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In-library-only access will be restored when State Library of Queensland reopens.
    • FindMyPast (Australia, UK, Ireland and USA)

    Check the One Search online catalogue for specific titles.

    eresources free anywhere via State Library website

    Useful websites for family historians is a collection of quality websites selected by information professionals for family and local historians. It includes sites from across Australia and overseas. Links to the most important parts of a website are included.

    View our guide to the family history CD-ROMs in the collection

    There are 4 CD-ROM computers in the family history area.

    View the entire document or select one of the following sections.