Obituary Research Service : Happy New Year

1st January 2017

A new year, a new beginning!

It is always a good time to begin family history research. Every new year makes so many more resources available. In Queensland this year, birth records can be accessed for years up to 1916, marriage records up to 1941, and death records up to 1986, for family history research purposes.

There are also additional newspapers being digitised, and these can provide a wealth of information, including birth notices, marriage notices, death notices, funeral notices and obituaries giving a real picture to the life of an ancestor.

Other great resources include immigration records and shipping lists made available online for all to share. Many cemeteries now provide listings online too.

Make 2017 the time to broaden your family history knowledge, and we can help, contact us at

Family is a great place to start : )