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Judy Webster's Genealogy Tips and Indexes
for local, interstate & overseas folk with historical records
in Queensland and other Australian States.
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Why I use and recommend Findmypast
Frequently Asked Questions
for Queensland family history research
Historical certificates for Queensland usually have provision for these details:
The authorities may not have written the name as your ancestor spelled it, or the name may be incorrectly indexed. Keep an open mind about spelling variants (see Name Variations: Tips and Tricks). Many unregistered deaths can be found via inquests, mental asylum records, Police Gazettes and various other sources and research strategies described in my book Tips for Queensland Research.
It depends on when and where they were last seen. See 'People who vanished' on Queensland Genealogy Research Tips.
Advice about immigration records is on Queensland Genealogy Research Tips. More detailed information is in my book Tips for Queensland Research. See also my article about immigrants who used false identities.
Most wills for Queensland residents are at Qld State Archives, but a few are held elsewhere (sometimes interstate or overseas). For more details, and tips on what to do if you can't find a will, see Queensland Genealogy Research Tips, and also 10 Tips for Wills, Intestacies and Probate.
Dunwich provided a home for poor people who because of age, accident, infirmity or otherwise were unable to care for themselves. Some names are in my index to Colonial Secretary's Office correspondence. For a free leaflet about other indexes and records of Dunwich inmates, email (type this into an email headed 'Dunwich brochure please'). The leaflet will be sent immediately by an autoresponder (you may need to check your spam/junk folder).
Depending on the severity (or otherwise) of the offence, sources that may be useful include various Court records, registers of criminal depositions, Police Gazettes, Police Station watchhouse charge books and Court of Petty Sessions police charge bench books, murder files, and prison records. Some are indexed. For a free email brochure on this subject, email (type this into an email headed 'Criminal Records brochure please'). If you don't receive a reply, check your spam folder.
My other genealogy sites have additional advice.
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