The State Library of Queensland has many thorough family history research guides for Australian genealogy research. These are free, downloadable pdf documents with explanations of how to find and use various family history resources including vital records, adoption records, parish records, biographical records, military records, census records, cemetery records, convict records, directories, divorce records, voting records, immigration records, land records, wills and probate and more.


The State Library of Queensland has an online Australian Adoption Records Research Guide which outlines:

  • what records on adoption are available

  • how parties to an adoption can be traced

  • Indigenous adoption

  • New Zealand adoption

  • State agencies responsible for adoption in Australia

  • Many useful websites for adoption inquiries



Follow the State Library Queensland (SLQ) Blog to learn more about their collections.

The State Library Queensland, as well as all other Australian State Libraries, has free, online access to British Convict Transportation Registers, 1787-1867.



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