Births, deaths and marriages: family history guide (State Library of Queensland)
It is free to search historical records online. Sign in to QGov online so that you can download purchases at a later date or save purchases you. You must fill in at least one name field and either the Date of birth OR the Date of birth range fields to get results. Last name: First name(s):; Father's first name(s). The Queensland Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages holds: Online death indexes include some notes (birthplace, age etc.) 'Cc' followed by a date means that someone applied for a certified copy on that date (but you cannot find out.
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This source was last published in and is available for perusal in the State Library. Cross-check information as much as possible.
Maintain records of your sources. Use a research log. This is useful for checking information and finding errors.
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Always record the details of records you have checked — you may need them again! Samples of research logs may be purchased from family history societies, found in handbooks, or downloaded free from websites such as the Brigham Young University BYU Family History Library.
Prepare family group sheets and descendant charts to record relationships other than the direct line. There are plenty of sources from the Net, societies, and in handbooks. Find out more about the lives of your family in their historical, geographical, social and occupational contexts. Directories, newspapers, maps, gazetteers, electoral rolls, government and local records are valuable sources of information. If you use the Registry's new search screenthe results show an exact date.
Before starting a new search, always click 'Clear' to remove search criteria that are still there, but hidden. Currently it is possible to switch between old and new search screens.
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To search for a death if you don't know the woman's married surname, omit the surname and search on given name and the name of a parent. Online death indexes include some notes birthplace, age etc.
The Pioneer Index has births, deaths and marriages registeredplus some early church records baptisms and burialsmarriages The Federation Index has births, deaths and marriages registered If you can't find an entry in online indexes up totry the CD-ROM where you can use wildcards and search on fields other than names. Birth and death indexes show if known father's name and mother's maiden name.
In marriage indexes, spouse's name may be a previous married surname. Indexes do not say where the event took place, but 'B' in a registration number means 'Brisbane registration district' and 'C' means 'country'. Their Website gives prices.
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For more recent events, restrictions apply as explained on the Registry's Web site; but see the advice in ' Free Certificates in Archives Files '. Read my tips on how to benefit from those changes. It is now possible to save money by downloading many Queensland birth, death and marriages certificates as images.
Whether you receive an image or a certificate on paper depends on the date and type of event. Queensland has no certificate transcription agents, but before buying certificates read ' Free Certificates in Archives Files ', which explains that some certificates are available elsewhere. If you cannot find a certificate, search indexes to cemetery burial records, headstones and funeral directors' records some are at http: Immigration records and indexes Although some 'assisted immigrants indexes' are on the Queensland State Archives Web site, you must also for both 19th and 20th century immigration records check the card index to immigrants in the Public Search Room at Queensland State Archives.
It covers additional sources including some Immigration Agents' lists that say where or to whom a person went when they arrived. If you haven't found your ancestor's arrival you should periodically re-check the card index.
This applies especially if you used the microform version of the index. Thousands of cards have been added since the index was microfilmed, and cards that were incorrectly placed are re-filed whenever mistakes are discovered. For c see also the card index to Land Orders which are immigration records, not land records. Of special value are records of nominated immigrants and their nominators. For there are typed indexes to all persons nominated many of whom did not actually arrive and the relatives or friends in Queensland who nominated them.
For there is a card register arranged alphabetically by name of main nominee.