Australia, Queensland, Immigration Indexes (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Australia, Queensland, Immigration Indexes, 1864-1940
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|Flag of Australia|
|Location of Queensland, Australia|
|Record Type||Immigration Registers|
|Queensland State Archives|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection contains immigrant registers from the state of Queensland in northwestern Australia, covering the period 1864-1940.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Full name of immigrant
- Name of sponsor or depositor
- Estimated age
- Date arrived
- Ship name and number
- Port of Entry and date of arrival
This collection contains three different registers of Queensland immigrants, each separated by time.
To view the index categories, choose the "Immigration" option from the list of categories. In the list you will find the following indexes:
- Queensland Nominated immigrants 1908-1922
- Queensland Immigration Registers 1922-1940 (Immigration 1922-1940)
- Register of immigrants 1864-1878
Once you have chosen the index you want to search, you can enter a name into the fields below the list, and click "search."
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Given name of the individual
- Year of Immigration
- Date arrived
Search the Index
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the index entry for future reference. See below for assistance in citing this collection
- Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
- Remember that the family structure reported in these passenger lists are a snapshot of the family at one moment in their lives. Other relations may have not traveled with the family, died previously, or were born afterwards
- Continue to search the index to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives. Remember that individuals might not be listed with their immediate families, as they often migrated with neighbors, distant relatives, or other associates. Sponsors or depositors were often relative to immigrants, but there were also professional sponsors who were unrelated to the immigrants they sponsored
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
- Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Remember that it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name in a church record. See Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records for some common examples of abbreviations. Note that some women reverted to their maiden name when their husband died, and therefore could have immigrated under their maiden name
- Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible candidates which can then be examined for matches
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Australia.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Queensland State Archives, Brisbane.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
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