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Missing Friends records

Various series of 'missing friends' records in State Archives are superb for family history, with historical background, biographical details and/or physical descriptions. Many also say when/where the subject was found or last seen, what alias he/she used, etc, and most give the enquirer's name/address. There are records for:

  • people sought (for many reasons) by relatives or friends
  • runaway children (including eloping daughters)
  • people missing and suspected of being mentally ill
  • wife / child deserters
  • women who abandoned a child
  • fathers of illegitimate children
  • absconders from reformatories or from employment
  • missing beneficiaries of wills
  • suspected bigamists
  • people sought as witnesses to a crime
  • various other missing persons.

Explanation of names below:

  • Most were born in the United Kingdom, Ireland, western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada.
  • Some people 'disappeared' decades before the Missing Friend record was created. These names are from records created between 1894 and 1955.
  • This is an ongoing indexing project, with about 8,000 names yet to be added (click this button to be notified):

  • Names are from five (5) series of records at Qld State Archives.
  • Abbreviations:  b. = born;  Chapman County Codes are used for States/countries.
  • Scroll through the list. Many names were spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • If there are several entries for a name, investigate them all. They may be for the same person or for different people with the same name.
  • See also 'Other suggestions' (below 'Copying Service').
  • For names below, you can obtain copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).

Names beginning with:  A - G  (or no surname)    H - O    P - Z

.. Boliver (Kanaka)
.. Gunyah (Aboriginal; see BURCHALL Mary)
.. Ruby (Aboriginal)
ADAMS Frederick John
ADAMS Frederick John
ADAMS William
AHLBRANT Theodore
AIDE (see Ellen WALSH) Ellen
ALCORN Violet Emily Alexander
ALLAN .. (b. c.1874; brother of W F ALLAN)
ALLAN Annie Alexandra
ALLEN Josephine ?
AMEDEE Joseph Jules
ANDERSON Harold Townsend
ANDERSON Jack (see Leo ANDERSON)
ANDERSON Leo (or Jack)
ANDERSON Mary
ANDERSON Peter
ANDERSON Willie (Aboriginal)
ANDREWS David
APPLETON William
ARUNDELL Randolf R
AUKWOOD George (see Harry AUKWOOD)
AUKWOOD Harry (or George)
AYRES Edward Osborne
AZIZ Abdul
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BACHELOR Sarah
BADDERY Mahomet M F
BARCLAY Henry Frederick
BARKER George A (junior)
BARLOW James
BARNETT Arthur Herbert
BARRER Emily (part Aboriginal)
BARRETT Joseph
BARTLETT Ernest Wilmot
BATEMAN Enos
BAYNES Percy
BEAVIN George (see BEVAN)
BECHELET Mary Ann
BECHER Harry Fane
BECKETT Charles
BECKMAN Carl
BERGHOPER Ludwig
BEVAN George (or BEAVIN)
BLACKMAN Albert
BLAKE Egbert Mabille
BLAKE William
BLAKEMAN William Moss
BLAND Henry Jessey
BLANDFORD William Albert
BLEASDALE John
BOLGER Walter F
BOLTON John
BONDSWORTH Jack
BOXHALL Frederick
BOYLAN James
BOYNE Thomas
BRADBURY Joseph Theodore
BRADY Rose Ann
BRANTIGAN Jacob
BRENT Frank
BRILMAYER August (see BRYLMAYER)
BROOKS James
BROWN James (son of Ann)
BROWN Janet
BROWN Maria Elizabeth
BROWN Ralph William
BROWN William (b.SCT; was in USA; sister Anne)
BRYLMAYER August
BUCHANAN Michael Angelo
BUCKINGHAM Thomas
BUCKLEY John McNaughton
BURCHALL Mary (Aboriginal)
BURNETT Richard
BURNS Margaret
BURNS Michael
BUTLER John
BYRNES Lizzie
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CAESAR Augustus
CAESAR Sheridan (see Augustus CAESAR)
CAIRNS Edward Michael
CAMPBELL Hughie
CAMPBELL James (junior; of Djuan)
CAMPBELL Robert (husband of Jemima)
CARRIGAN Edward John
CARRINGTON George
CARROLL Mary
CASSON Fred
CHRISTIE Emily (see CHRISTIE Emma)
CHRISTIE Emma (or Emily)
CHRISTIE John
CHURCH William Joseph
CLARE George Augustus
CLARK Joshua
CLARK Thomas Joseph
CLARKE Alice (wife of George)
CLAYDON Robert William
CLAYDON Robert William
CLEARY John
COBINE James
COLE Frederick
COLLINS James
CONSIDINE John
CONWAY John
COOLEY James
COOPER Herbert Septimus
CORNER Harry Lewis (see Henry Lewis CORNER)
CORNER Henry Lewis
COWLEY Alice
COWLEY Henry
COYES Henry (see DE COYES)
CRABTREE Joah Robert
CRAIG George
CRAWFORD John
CUNNINGHAM Patrick John
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DALTON Charles
DAVIES David (b.Wales)
DAVIS Francis Walter
DAVIS Frederick Howard
DAWES Alfred Ernest
DAWSON Joseph
DAY Jack
DE COYES Henry
DELANEY John
DETMERING Friedrich
DILLON Catherine
DILLON Edward
DINEEN Julia (Cissy)
DIXON Alice
DOBINSON Wilhelmina
DODDS Hugh
DOLBY Robert William
DORRIES John
DOYLE John
DOYLE Thomas
DRINAN Patrick
DRINON Patrick (see DRINAN)
DUCLER Albert ?
DUNEMANN Cecil Frederick W
DUNN Harry
DYNON Nellie
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EASTLEY Thomas
ECKBURRA Ida
EDMONDSON Joseph
EDWARDS Rose (daughter of Alfred)
ELBOROUGH James
ELMS Clara Ann
EMMETT Edward Webber
ENGEBRETSEN Julius Hagbart
ENGLAND Agnes
ENTWISTLE Fred
EVANS Edwin
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FALZON Anthony
FENTON Sydney
FERGUSON John (son of James)
FIELDING William
FINCH John
FISCHER Heinrich Carl Elias
FISHER Clara Kathleen
FITCH James
FLANNAGAN James
FLOOD Andrew
FLOOD Joseph Edward
FORD Charles Frederick
FORD Ida
FORDE Patrick
FOX Charles
FOX Thomas
FRANKLAND Ernest Carter
FRASER William Ernest Leonard
FREEMAN William
FROST Henry George Mayhew
FROST William Staunton
FULLING Edward
FULLINGTON Edward
FULTON John
FURNIVAL Gerrard
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GALIEH Elias
GALLAGHER Thomas
GARDNER .. (brother of Jess GARDNER)
GARNER William
GEDDIE Frank
GEORGETTI William
GILMORE Nellie (nee DYNON)
GILMORE Robert
GLESSICH Ferdinand
GOLDEN James
GORDON Lewis Alexander
GORDON Lou (see GORDON Lewis Alexander)
GOW Mary
GRAHAM John James
GRAHAM John James
GRAHAM Joseph
GRAHAM Robert
GRAHAM William Robert
GRANGE Joe
GRAY Alice (nee DIXON)
GRAY Gilbert
GRAY Joseph
GRAY Richard S
GREAVES Charles Edward
GREEN Edward George
GREEN Eugene Sidney
GREEN Sydney A
GREVILLE .. (Professor)
GREY Alfred James
GRIFFIN Gordon Lewin
GRIFFIN Maud
GRIFFITHS Charles Henry
GRIMSTONE Charles Herbert
GROVES Selma
GUY Richard
GWYNNE John
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Names beginning with:  A - G  (or no surname)    H - O    P - Z

Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away for family reasons).

As a professional genealogist, Archives research is how I earn a living, so...

Option 1:  I will (for a fee of $10 per surname) tell you the Qld State Archives source location number(s) and how to find out approximate dates. I charge a fee because I've spent thousands of hours indexing original records. See how to send requests and payment.

Option 2:  If you want me to go to the Archives and copy the original record, my fee is $15 per entry. If the same name is listed twice, that is two entries (but don't count 'see' cross-references). The fee covers out-of-pocket expenses plus my time (eg, travel time; ordering a bundle/volume; finding the relevant file/page; ordering photocopies or taking digital photos; packaging/sending copies; etc). See how to send requests and payment.







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