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Collections

The family history collection is located in Nambour, Caloundra and Maroochydore Libraries. For a complete list of items, browse the genealogy collection. Primary records and indexes are on CD-ROM, microfiche and microfilm.

Topics include:

  • Birth, death and marriage indexes for all Australian states
  • Shipping records and indexes
  • Convict indents
  • Monumental inscriptions
  • Land records
  • Probate indexes
  • Post office directories.

While the emphasis is on Australian content, some overseas records are available, mainly on CD-ROM.

ancestry.com

This excellent resource is free to use at your local library. Make a booking on a computers or speak to staff at your local library for more information. Video lesson.

Other Resources

Some other resources which may help your search.

Coraweb
An Australian gateway to sites for family history research with over 1600 categorised links, with descriptions.

Cyndi's List
A large categorised and cross-referenced directory of sites useful for genealogical research, with hundreds of thousands of links.

National Library of Australia
A wealth of resources for the Australian family historian.

Queensland Government Family History
An excellent family history resource. Includes a free, downloadable quarterly magazine, and tips on historical research, from the Queensland Government’s Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces website.

Queensland State Archives
Custodian of the State's largest and most significant collection of government records and an invaluable research facility for those researching their family tree, local history or other area of special interest.

State Library of Queensland
Excellent genealogy information and resources, including births, deaths and marriages in Australia, New Zealand, England and Wales.