Queensland Archives and Libraries

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Queensland Archives and Libraries

Archives collect and preserve original documents from organizations such as churches or governments. Libraries generally collect published sources such as books and maps. This article describes the major national and New South Wales archives and libraries that hold genealogical and historical information.

National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Business Centre
ACT 2610
Tel: 1300 886 881 (from overseas: 61 2 6212 3900)
Fax: 1300 886 882 (from overseas: 61 2 6212 3999)

The National Archives holds records of Australian government records of the Federation or Commonweath since in 1901; Commonwealth people; and the High Court. RecordSearch describes over 7.7 million records created by 9000 Australian Government agencies.  Reading rooms are in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin.
A step-by-step guide to research at the National Archives is available. More than 200 fact sheets about their records are available online. Family history records are not in their collections, but the site contains links to those records. Read Begin Your Journey  to get started family history.

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Parkes ACT 2600
Phone: +61 (0)2 6262 1266
Fax: +61 (0)2 6273 5081

The National Library is the largest reference library in Australia. Their catalogue is online. Use eResources to locate indexes, full-text ejournals, websites and guides. Frequently asked questions for family historians explain about the records there.

ACT Heritage Library

ACT Heritage Library
Email act.heritage.library@act.gov.au
Phone +61 2 6207 5163
Fax +61 2 6207 5835

The two links below will allow you to download lists of historic marriages or deaths.

Queensland

The Queensland Government State Archives

Queensland Government State Archives
435 Compton Road
Runcorn, Queensland 4113
Telephone: (07) 3131 7777
Facsimile: (07) 3131 7764
Email: info@archives.qld.gov.au

The State Library of Queensland

Queensland State Library which includes John Oxley Library 

Stanley Place
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: +61 7 3840 7666

A guide is Provenance Catalogue. Queensland State Archives. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1981. (FHL film 12391221239123.)

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