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Family History Resources


Australian Cemeteries contains indexes of cemeteries from across Australia.

Births, deaths and marriages registers provides links to all BDM state and territory registers across Australia

Discover Everafter - Ipswich Access burial records for five Ipswich cemeteries: Warrill Park Lawn Cemetery, Tallegalla Cemetery, Haigslea Lawn Cemetery, Stone Quarry Cemetery, and Ipswich General Cemetery.

Find a Grave - search or browse cemeteries to find records of your ancestor

The Ryerson Index is a free index to funeral, death, and legal notices appearing in Australian newspapers



Benedict Vengeur by Jan Richardson

British Convict Registers Convicts transported to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries

Chronological register of convicts at Moreton Bay - Queensland State Archives

Collective Memory and Memorial in an Urban Public Space: Queens Park and Cunningham's Knoll, Ipswich, A field Report by Roger Ford, 2021

Connected Histories: Convict Transportation Registers Database

Connected Histories - Crime and justice: a research guide

Convict Brisbane Queensland Historical Atlas: histories, cultures, landscapes

Convicts National Library of Australia guide

Invisible Stories: The Presence of Female Convicts in Queensland Following the Closure of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement in 1842, by Jan Richardson

James Josey, convict Queenslander - State Library of Queensland

Life in Irons: Stories of Brisbane's Aboriginal People and Convicts by Shannon Ruskin and Ray Kerkhove

Claim a Convict

Convict Records of Australia search British Convict Transportation register for convicts transported to Australia between 1787 and 1867

Convicts and Early Settlers - Queensland State Archives

Moreton Bay Penal Settlement Maps and Architectural Drawings -  Queensland State Archives

Offenders, Paupers and Pioneers: Convict women and their families in pre-separation Queensland by Jan Richardson

Settlement 1824 to 1842 - Queensland State Archives Blog

The Convict Records of Queensland 1825-1842 The Australian Register UNESCO Memory of the World Program

The early roads from Brisbane by Paul  Budde - Roads during the convict period

The Moreton Bay convict settlement: origins of Queensland - State Library of Queensland Blog

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913


Databases available at Ipswich Libraries library edition is free to access with your Ipswich Libraries membership

Find My Past is free to access at Ipswich Libraries, with your membership

My Heritage is free to access from home with your Ipswich Libraries membership


Family History

AIATSIS - Family History Kit contains fact sheets providing assistance with tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage

Australian Dictionary of Biography

Births, deaths and marriages registers provides links to all BDM state and territory registers across Australia

Connected Histories: British History Sources, 1500-1900

Family History is the State Library of Queensland's collection of resources for family historians

Family History Research Guides - The State Library of Queensland provides helpful research guides covering various family history topics. These guides include useful resources and websites as well as research hints

Family History Research Services for Queensland, births between 1829-1921, deaths between 1829-1946, & marriages between 1829-1946

Family History Search for New South Wales

Family Search enables you to search for billions of names across hundreds of records in a bid to discover your family history. Records span from countries around the world and include births, deaths, marriages, probates, land and military

Researching your family is a National Archives of Australia guide to finding your family in their collection

Find and Connect brings together historical resources relating to institutional care in Australia, including information on children's homes.

Queensland Family History Society

The National Archives, United Kingdom