Hello and welcome to Queensland State Archives.
Our indexes contain information gathered from original records. They’ve been created so people can search for names in some of our most popular records.
Our biggest index is the Index to Assisted Immigration 1848 – 1912. Created from Series 13086 – Registers of Immigrant Ships’ Arrivals, the index provides direct links to digital copies of passenger lists of immigrant ships arriving in Queensland and contains over 250,000 names. To search the index follow these 4 steps
Gather as much information as you can about names, dates and places before you try to search our indexes.
Go to our Search the Records page,
Click on Immigration
Click Assisted Immigration
Enter the name of the person you’re searching for in the search boxes. If you don’t get a result when you enter both names, try taking the given name/s out.
Have a look at the displayed results to see if you have a match. Clicking on the green plus sign will give you more information about you’re results. The information listed will be different for different indexes but will hopefully help you narrow things down.
If you think you have found the person you’re looking for, click on the ‘See image’ link. This will open the digitised copy of the passenger list. Search the page for the name you are interested in. You can now download, print, and/or save the image to your computer for your records.
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