Australian Family History Societies

This section lists the Queensland associations from Central to Queensland Genealogical giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Queensland (C-Z)

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.

Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/cqfamilyhistory/

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
Website:
http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au

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.

Website:
http://www.loganriverfamilyhistorysociety.com.au

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.

Website:
http://www.qfhs.org.au

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.

Website:
http://www.gsq.org.au

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