Find your ancestors in Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922

What can these records tell me?

Each record includes a transcript. The amount of information listed varies, but Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922 records usually include the following information:
  • Name of immigrant
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Year of arrival
  • Ship name
  • Name of sponsor
  • State and country

Discover more about Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922

The Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922 index was compiled from the Card Index to Personal Files for Nominated Immigrations, 1908-1922, which was created and used by the immigration department of the Australian state of Queensland.

These cards record information about individuals who were nominated or sponsored to migrate to Queensland between 1908 and 1922. Interestingly, the cards detailed the information of not only applicants who were successfully nominated and migrated to Queensland; it also contains details of those who were rejected, who later returned to their country of origin or elsewhere, and even those who simply made inquiries about immigrating to Queensland. In many instances, one member of the family would initially make the journey alone, then nominate other family members later to join them in Queensland.

Remember to check all possible spelling variations, and keep in mind that all first names are abbreviated as they appeared in the original records.

It is advised to use the listed age as only a rough guide, as this information was often outdated. Sometimes the age indicated was at the time of nomination, which may have been years before they arrived in Queensland.

Also note that the year shown on the index may be either the year of arrival, if they did successfully immigrate to Queensland, or the year in which they were nominated.

Ordering copies of the original documents

The Queensland Nominated Immigrants 1908-1922 index on Findmypast enables you to search for your ancestor in the relevant microfilm of source cards, held by Queensland State Archives. To learn more about how to use the index to order copies of the original documents follow the link to the archives in Useful Links & Resources. To order, you must complete an index order form on the archive’s site. Note that charges apply for these copies.

When searching on the microfilm for the relevant source card, keep in mind that two cards were arranged on each page alphabetically, and that there may be several cards with the same name.

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