Queensland Archives and Libraries
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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[edit | edit source]
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425
Canberra Business Centre
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[edit | edit source]
National Library of Australia
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[edit | edit source]
ACT Heritage Library
Phone +61 2 6207 5163
Fax +61 2 6207 5835
For marriage or death research:
Queensland[edit | edit source]
The Queensland Government State Archives[edit | edit source]
The State Library of Queensland[edit | edit source]
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 1239122– 1239123.)