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National Family History Month – August 2018

Cribb Family sitting on the steps at Garowie, Ipswich in 1919, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 109901, https://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/90721

August is Australian National Family History month and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. There are many ways to participate with State Library’s family history activities this month, no matter whether you are beginning your family history research or have already discovered previous generations. … Read more

Biographical resources for building your family tree

Curd, Edward James, Head Teacher at Warwick West (Boys) State School in 1894, from the Votes & Proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, Volume 2, 1895

So, you’ve celebrated National Family History Month by beginning to search the Birth, Death and Marriage indexes and you have basic information for your family tree, but would you like to know more about what your ancestors’ lives were like? Biographical resources can provide historical information about a person’s life – where they lived, who else … Read more