This page lists Queensland-related online, networked and microform resources as well as print publications available for use within the National Library of Australia.


Administration of the area now known as Queensland was by New South Wales until 1859. Compulsory registration of life events was introduced in 1856.


Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

The Queensland Government provides free, searchable, online indexes to the following historical records:

Find My Past (World Edition)

You can find Find My Past (World Edition) by visiting our eResources portal and searching for this database under the Browse eResources tab. Currently, Find My Past has the following Queensland-related BDM records available:

Networked resources in the Library

In addition to the Library's subscription databases, the following CD-ROM resources are available for access within the Library. You can find them by visiting our eResources portal and searching for each database under the Browse eResources tab.

  • The Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889 CD-ROM includes church records of baptisms and burials from 1829 and marriages from 1839. It also includes births, deaths and marriages recorded under the compulsory registration system introduced in March 1856 whilst Queensland was still part of the colony of New South Wales. 
    NB: This is the first edition of the Queensland Pioneers Index 1829 - 1889 on CD-ROM and varies slightly from the fiche version as minor corrections have been made since the microfiche was released in 1997.
  • The Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914 CD-ROM resource includes records of all births, deaths and marriages registered in Queensland during the period 1 January 1890 to 31 December 1914.

Microfilmed and other published material