History Queensland Inc.

PO Box 399 Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
ABN 12 234 568 600

Our Patron: Shauna Hicks

Useful Links


  1. State Library of Queensland (SLQ)
  2. National Library of Australia (NLA)
  3. Directory of Public Libraries in Queensland


  1. Queensland State Archives (QSA)
  2. National Archives of Australia (NAA)
  3. Text Queensland
  4. Brisbane City Archives
  5. Brisbane Images Homepage
  6. National Library of Australia, including Trove
  7. Archived Web Sites (Trove, Pandora, Wayback)

Births, Deaths and Marriages (indexes)

  1. Brisbane Registry of BDM

Local and Family History

  1. Australasian Federation of Family History Associations (AFFHO) and its members
  2. Brisbane City Council cemeteries. Overview and  Search
  3. Online Directory of Queensland Local Government Offices. Overview and Search
  4. Ipswich City Council Heritage Information
  5. BCL list of genealogy and history groups
  6. Tax Office/Gift Recipient details
  7. http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/
  8. Volunteering Queensland resources
  9. Preserving Collections. Salvaging Damaged Collections
  10. Preservation Guides
  11. http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/land/accessing-using-land
  12. Other Queensland local and family history groups. (CoraWeb)
  13. Museum of Lands, Mapping and Surveying
  14. Queensland Heritage Register
  15. Pest Management advice
  16. The Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers
  17. The Roger's Cemetery Inscriptions, mainly Queensland 1802-2005
  18. Raymon/Horton cemetery photo collection
  19. HeavensAddress (includes Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens)
  20. SLQ Local Studies Group
  21. Honour Roll of Allied Rats of Tobruk -  www.ratsoftobruktribute.com
  22. 'Lonetesters' list of over 2,000 Australian & New Zealand history and genealogy groups and pages on facebook (PDF)


  1. Connecting Up - formerly DonorTec (donated and discounted technology products and services)
  2. Adobe's Software Donation Program
  3. Australian Charities Commission


  1. Queensland Gambling Community Benefits Funds
  2. Brisbane City Council Grants
  3. Department of Social Services Grants Program
  4. http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/
  5. National Library of Australia - Community Heritage Grants
  6. Queensland Week Awards
  7. Queensland Government Grants
  8. Sunnybank area Community Grants
  9. SmartyGrants

Legislation and Governance

Please note that HQ makes no claim that this information is accurate, complete or appropriate to the needs of any organization or individual

  1. Associations Incorporation Act (PDF)
  2. Model Rules
  3. Incorporated Associations Guide (PDF)
  4. Notes about Incorporating and Running an Association in Queensland
  5. Notes on Setting up an Incorporated Association in Queensland
  6. Legal information for community organisations
  7. Australian Privacy Principles
  8. Australian Tax office information about GST for Non-Profit organisations
  9. Getting Started
  10. Companies limited by guarantee (PDF)
  11. Registering a business name
  12. Anti SPAM Legislation
  13. Australian Legal Deposit overview and details (PDF)
  14. Queensland Legal Deposit

Copyright, Privacy and related issues

  1. http://www.copyright.org.au
  2. http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au
  3. https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/copyright
  4. http://www.alrc.gov.au/inquiries/copyright-and-digital-economy
  5. Privacy implications for Family History Societies
  6. Copyright implications for Family History Societies
  7. Street Photographer's Rights in Australia
  8. Street Photographer's Rights in other countries
  9. What is Privacy?
  10. Australian Privacy Act
  11. Data protection laws
  12. How the Australian Privacy Principles affect your organisation
  13. Privacy Compliance Manual
  14. International "Safe Harbour" Privacy Principles
  15. "Do Not Call" register
  16. Payment Card Industry data security standards
  17. Creative Commons (Video 5m32s)

Web Site Notes for HQ Members. Domain Names, Web Hosting and performance considerations

- Background

  1. General impartial advice on setting up a web site in Australia
  2. Web site design notes
  3. Video explaining the WHOIS service (1m47s)
  4. Video explaining why .ORG.AU is a Good Idea (2m2s)
  5. Notes on obtaining and using a domain name
  6. A brief definition of Web Hosting
  7. Facebook for Non-Profits

- Tools

  1. Measure the speed of your internet connection (Speedtest)
  2. Test the reliability of your Internet Connection (ping, jitter, packet loss)
  3. Measure the speed and plot the pathway to a given web host (tracert) and another
  4. Reverse DNS lookup service - includes your IP address
  5. NBN rollout map
  6. Street Speed - local reports
  7. Check how fast a site is from locations around the world
  8. See how a site ranks nationally and internationally and Similarweb and another
  9. Find out where a web site is in the world and another
  10. http://whois.domaintools.com/
  11. Other domain tools
  12. Favicon generator and checker
  13. Scams and Cybercrime
  14. Advice on choosing passwords
  15. Password Generator
  16. Paswsord Safe
  17. WWW Technology surveys
  18. Drawing tool - diagrams and charts
  19. Web page design tool using bootstrap layout
  20. CSS documentation
  21. Public domain image collection stocksnap
  22. More "free" images - freeimages and dreamstime
  23. Animated GIF tools
  24. Simple Logo Creator
  25. Online Graphics Tool
  26. Some free SVG icons
  27. Check image copyright via image search - Tineye or Google
  28. Filler text LoremIpsum and others
  29. World Time Zone information
  30. Win10 ISO download
  31. Random Image as placeholder
  32. Network monitoring tools
  33. Bootswatch and StartBootstrap free themes
  34. CSS Cheat Sheet
  35. SSL test for web site security

- Web Design and SEO notes

  1. Tutorial on Search Engine Optimzation
  2. Video (3m29s) overview of SEO
  3. Tutorial on Responsive Design
  4. Check a site for broken links
  5. SSL tests
  6. SEO checker
  7. Web guidelines checker
  8. Bootstrap Lint Checker
  9. Tutorial on web page caching
  10. Browser functionality
  11. Using images
  12. Using Databases
  13. See how a web page looks in different browsers and devices
  14. Page and Site analysis woorank
  15. SEO summary for a site


  1. Meetups
  2. Overview of emerging trends
  3. Temporary/disposable email address
  4. Finding the living can be hard! First try try phone directories and social media sites. Then try https://pipl.com/ , https://www.linkedin.com/ and https://holaconnect.com/
  5. Special characters - copy to clipboard eg ☠ http://copychar.cc/
  6. Microsoft Office Sway, an alternative to Powerpoint - https://sway.office.com/my
  7. Online OCR service free http://www.newocr.com/
  8. Youtube for non-profits
  9. Pingdom tools
  10. File Conversions online
  11. String Manipulations online
  12. TABLEIZE a spreadsheet
  13. Is your page mobile-friendly?
  14. Page speed insights
  15. http://canyouseeme.org/
  16. https://extract.pics/
  17. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/linkclump/lfpjkncokllnfokkgpkobnkbkmelfefj
  18. https://transfer.pcloud.com/
  19. https://swach.io/
  20. File Transfer Time Calculator
  21. CSS3 info and insights
  22. Web tutorials