Genealogy Indexes compiled by Judy Webster
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If you are interested in family history, someone you are researching may be among the 53,000 names on my Web site. They include people who were in Queensland, other parts of Australia and overseas.
Most lists of names from my indexes have links (eg, 'order copies') leading to details of my copying service for that source.
Try entering a surname or an unusual given name in the customised search box. It searches this entire site, but you should also scroll through lists of names so you don't miss unexpected spelling variants. On most of my pages the SURNAME (in uppercase) is followed by the given name, but there are some exceptions. Always click the search results to see the full page.
My indexes to sources at Queensland State Archives:
- Cooktown Boys' School admission register.
- Cooktown residents who signed a petition in 1874 (from an original document that includes signatures).
- Dentists and dental apprentices. Includes women.
- Hospital admission registers. Often more useful/accurate than certificates. May give ship of arrival.
- Illegitimate children whose father is named in an archival source.
- (More names added) Mental asylum patients, including people suffering from epilepsy, depression and alcoholism. Look here for people who 'vanished'. There are separate indexes to several different series of records about mental asylum inmates: Public Curator insanity files; Supreme Court insanity files; Colonial Secretary's in-letters; Annual Reports; and case books.
- Nurses and masseurs (male & female).
- Old age pension records. Includes many people who were not on electoral rolls (1908-1909).
- Police Gazettes. Friends and relatives sought, missing persons, alleged offenders, prisoners, wife/child deserters, victims of crime, complainants, etc. Some Gazette notices include a photograph.
- Police station watchhouse records. Persons arrested and victims of crime (including children).
- Prison records. Many give ship of arrival, physical description etc.
- Undertakings re fares for travel by rail or ship (mainly interstate but some international).
- Various sources. Selected names from various sources including Grammar School records, registers of maintenance payments and protection orders, police correspondence and newsclippings re shootings, etc.
- Women granted protection orders, 1888-1904.
My indexes to other sources: