The Queensland State Archives has “millions of public records dating back to the early Moreton Bay penal settlement of 1823.”

ArchivesSearch provides access to QSA’s collection of records, including documents, letters, land orders, maps, plans and images.”

The Queensland State Archives has family history collections or directs users to the proper site for those collections.

Vital Records: Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Family History Research


Schools, hospitals, and orphanages:

  • Many indexes and records!


  • Many indexes and online records including wills, inquests, criminal cases, naturalizations, divorces, etc.


  • Land grants, Crown land, lands sold, purchased or leased, soldier settlement ledgers, pastoral holdings, mining records, mineral records, many online indexes!

Government: Indigent cases, civil servants records, Imperial pensions, several online indexes and guides

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