Administration of the area now known as Queensland was by New South Wales until 1859.


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

  • Births 1829-1915 (ie. up to 100 years ago)
  • Deaths 1829-1985 (ie. up to 30 years ago)
  • Marriages 1829-1940 (ie. up to 75 years ago)

Networked resources in the Library

Within the Library you may access the following indexes via eResources:



  • 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



Marriages consolidated index [microform]
mc N 1049

1829-1914 networked in eResources,

1829-1939 on microfiche