Find your ancestors in Queensland Blue Book 1870-1911


Do you have ancestry in the QLD civil service?

The Queensland Blue Books give details of people employed in the Queensland Civil Service for the year of publication. After listings of various appointed and elected Government officers and members, the larger part of this volume records appointments by department. We've got five editions digitised here for your genealogy needs - 1870, 1872, 1873, 1879 and 1911. They're a must for anyone building their family tree.

Information generally given for each appointment:

  • Office
  • Name
  • Class under Civil Service Act (Ordinary or Professional)
  • Date of Appointment
  • By whom appointed, and under what Instrument
  • Annual Salary
  • Date of First Appointment under Government of Queensland or New South Wales

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