Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1903
Published May 2004$42.50 incl P&P $3.00 per item
ISBN 1 876613 75 0
This CD indexes the details from the Commonwealth Electoral Roll for all electors registered in Queensland in 1903 for which records survive. The entries for the approximately 230,000 electors cover name, sex, place of living, occupation, roll number, polling place and division. The index allows direct searching on name, year and the other details with QFHSdatasearch.
The material on this CD is an excellent starting point for researching families living in Queensland at the time. It covers all electors recorded in the rolls held in the National Archives of Australia and lists all the information recorded in the roll. Combining the range of information with the search specifications and sorting facilities in QFHSdatasearch can be particularly useful for locating family groups, for example by specifying a surname and sorting on place of living within polling place.
Women gained the federal franchise at Federation and represent approximately forty percent of those registered on the Queensland rolls in 1903. Though registration was not compulsory, Queenslanders from all walks of life are found in the index - there are bug destroyers, circus performers, chimney sweeps, dog poisoners as well as farmers, labourers, miners and those on domestic duties.
QFHSdatasearch, developed by the Queensland Family History Society, is a generic interface designed to search genealogy databases. This version features field oriented and keyword searches, Boolean selection, sorting and wildcard searches.
System Requirements: PC with Windows operating system (Win95 or later), CD drive and 20 Mb of free disk space to install QFHSdatasearch.
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