Queensland Family History Societies

This section lists the societies of Queensland, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Caboolture Family History Research Group

Their site gives details of their archives, which includes:

  • 1881 UK Census
  • Australian Genealogy Journals
  • Births, Deaths and Marriage Records of State Registrars in Australia from 1837 (Index)
  • Cemetery Records - around Australia
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Local Histories
  • Shipping Records - Australia and New Zealand
  • Victorian Deaths 1921-1985

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Caboolture State High School 40th Anniversary
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Newspaper Abstracts of Public Notices and Announcements
  • North Coast and Stanley District News - Birth, Marriage, Death, Obituary and Legal Notices 1924-59
  • So Patient So Brave

A Message Board and a list of surnames currently being researched by members are also available.


Cairns and District Family History Society

The association was founded in 1989 to promote and encourage genealogical research in Cairns and its surrounding areas.  Many archives are accessible, including the GRO Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837-1910 and the 1841-1891 Censuses of England and Wales on Microfilm and CD-ROM. 

A schedule of Members Interests is also available.


Caloundra Family History Research

The Group was established in 1993.  Their website gives details of their extensive collection of archives, which can be accessed at their Library.  These resources include:

  • Family Histories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • History Books
  • Genealogical Society Journals
  • Maps

Indexes on CD-ROMs are available, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Electoral Records
  • Gregson and Weight Funeral Records
  • Landsborough Shire Records
  • Police Gazettes
  • Railway Staff Records
  • School Records
  • Vital Records

Publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Funeral Home Records Index 1972-2010
  • Landsborough Shire Records - Rates, Receipts and Payments Index 1912-1941
  • Queensland Government Railway - Staff Records Index 1878-1946
  • Queensland Government Railway - Staff Employees in Departments and Stations 1889-1912

More details regarding these publications is accessible on their site.

Information regarding Members Interests are accessible.


Central Queensland Family History Association

The association was established in 1986 and their aim is to make genealogical resources available for people wishing to conduct genealogical research.  

A wide range of articles and indexes, which include Cemetery Inscriptions, Post Office Directories, Rockhampton Residents, Shipping Indexes and Schooling Indexes, are accessible.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Burial Indexes
  • Dunwich Benevolent Asylum Weekly Returns 1885-1907
  • Headstone Inscriptions
  • Headstone Photographs from 18 Cemeteries
  • Index to Non Europeans in the state
  • Miriam Vale Cemetery Records
  • Rockhampton Cemetery Burials
  • South Burnett Cemetery Headstones

Details of Members Interests are also accessible.


Gold Coast Family History Society

The society was established in 1979. An extensive collection of resources are accessible in their library, including:

  • Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Convict Records
  • Early Church Records
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Funeral Records
  • Gazettes
  • GRO Indexes

Resources also incorporate:

  • Index to Irish Wills 1484 – 1858
  • Index to the Religious Census of Ireland 1766
  • Land Records
  • Maps
  • National Probate Calendar
  • Pigots of Dublin & Leinster 1824
  • Pioneer Registers
  • School Indexes
  • Shipping Records

Some resources relate to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  Their site also contains a list of Members Interests which can be downloaded in PDF Format.

Some publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • 'Gold Coast Funerals' Records 1964-1979
  • 'Somerville Funerals' Records 1965-1979
  • Hamilton Scotland 1818 to Hamilton South Australia 1998 - life and times of George Weighton Robertson, his wife Margaret Finn and their Descendants


Logan River and District Family History Society

Their website gives details of their extensive library catalogue of resources, some of which relate to England and Wales.  Resources include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Post Office Directories
  • Shipping Indexes
  • Telephone Books
  • Vital Records

Along with a People Database, they also have lists of Unwanted Certificates and Members Interests.


Queensland Family History Society

The society was founded in 1979.  An extensive collection of archives are accessible in their resource centre, including:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Funeral Directors Records
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Parish Registers
  • Passenger Lists
  • Post Office Directories
  • Shipping Indexes
  • Telephone Books
  • Vital Records

Some resources relate to England and Wales.


Queensland Genealogical Society

The association was founded in 1978.  Since 1993, they have filmed and indexed Baptism, Marriage and Burial Records for over 40 Catholic parishes in the South East of the state and have indexed records for many cemeteries.

They have also developed the Muster Roll 1859-1901 to celebrate the state's 150th Anniversary.  Their site also contains a schedule of Member's Interests.