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1. FreeConvict transportation registers database

State Library of Queensland: The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the HO 11 Criminal - Convict Transportation Registers series of British Home Office records. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867. You may find the following information on each entry: Name of convict, including any known aliases, Place of trial [The date of trial is recorded on the original registers and will be gradually added to this database], Term of sentence, Name of ship and date of departure, Place of arrival, Miscellaneous notes e.g. Died at sea; Ticket of Leave, etc. These records mainly include those convicted in England and Scotland. Only a small number of Irish convicts appear in this series of the Home Office records. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These "soldier convicts" may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.

2. Onsite(CDROM)Dern Index Queensland: [Monumental Inscriptions of 250 Cemeteries]

David & Julie Dern: Contains over 85,000 monumental transcriptions from 250 of Queensland's country cemeteries. Listed alphabetically by surname, the inscription details are all listed afterwards, together with the cemetery that they came from.

3. Onsite(CDROM)Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879

Queensland Family History Society: The Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879 database provides an index to over 40,000 passengers departing from Hamburg for ports in Australia and New Zealand between 1850 and 1879. Additional information may be found in the original series of books on which this is based, compiled by Eric and Rosemary Koppitke; the books are located in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room at RX 929.308931094 K83.

4. FreeFind and Connect

: The Find and Connect website brings together records relating to institutional care in Australia. It contains information about and images of childrens homes, as well as information about where records relating to care can be found such as government departments or past providers of care. It does not contain personal information or private records. This website contains information that is relevant to anyone who experienced out of home care in Australia, not only the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants but also members of the Stolen Generations, foster children, wards of state and adopted children.

5. OnsiteFindmypast World Edition

Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the World Edition, which includes the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United States and Canada collections. Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. Popular records contained in the collections include birth, marriage and death records; census records; British newspapers; parish baptisms, marriages and burials; military records, and passenger lists of ships leaving the UK. A key collection is that of the British in India, produced in partnership with the British Library, and including the records of the British India Office and the East India company

6. FreeHistorical maps and plans. Queensland

Queensland Government.: Scanned collection of historical cadastral maps of Queensland. Includes parish maps from the 1970s and 1980s, key maps to the various series, flodd maps and historical topographical maps. Over 5,000 maps in total spanning the years 1841-2005.

7. FreeIndexes to assisted immigrants, 1839-96 (New South Wales and Queensland)

State Records Authority of New South Wales: This resource provides name indexes to assisted immigrants arriving in the ports of Port Phillip, Sydney and Newcastle, and Moreton Bay (Brisbane). The index covers all the ports although they can be searched as separate indexes for: Port Phillip (1839 - 1851) Sydney and Newcastle (1844 - 1859) Moreton Bay (1848 - 1859), Sydney (1860-1879) and Sydney (1880 - 1896). The index contains references to Persons on Bounty Ships to New South Wales, Newcastle held on microfilm in the Newspapers and Family History zone of the Main Reading Room (mfm N 229, Microfilm Drawer labelled "New South Wales").

8. FreeIndexes to immigrants (Queensland)

Queensland State Archives: This site provides access to the various immigration indexes at the Queensland State Archives. Lists are primarily for assisted passengers from the United Kingdom and Europe and cover the span of years from 1848 to 1940. Examples of indexes include Assistant Immigration Agent Maryborough 1875-1884 and 1884-1907, Passage Certificates 1887-1906. Indexes provide peoples names in alphabetical order and include Queensland State Archives References.

9. Onsite(CDROM)Index to Colonial movements 1827-1853

Descendents of Convicts' Group, Inc: Index to approximately 10,000 convict movements in the Colony of New South Wales (covering present day New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. Entries comprise convict's names or alias, the date of the movement, and the place from which the convict was moved.

10. Onsite(CDROM)Index to Immigrants Arriving in Brisbane & Queensland Ports 1900-1915

Darling Downs Family History Society: Contains 39,447 entries compiled from microfilm in the Queensland State Archives Kit. ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE JUKE BOX PC IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND FAMILY HISTORY ZONE OF THE MAIN READING ROOM.

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"Australian cemetery records"

A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Family history"

A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.

"Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.