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Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1959

Published December 2009 ISBN 978-1-921171-25-3 

This CD, produced by the Queensland FHS as a Q150 project supported by the Queensland Government through its Q150 Community Funding Program, indexes the details from the Commonwealth Electoral Rolls for electors registered in Queensland in 1959. The entries for the approximately 783,000 electors cover name, title, sex, place of living, occupation, roll number, subdivision and division. The index allows direct searching on name, place of living and the other details with QFHSdatasearch. The CD includes maps showing the division boundaries and detailed maps of the electorates.

The material on this CD is a unique source of public information on individuals. It covers all electors recorded in the rolls held in the National Archives of Australia and lists all the information recorded in the rolls. Enrolment and voting were compulsory, so Queenslanders from all walks of life are included. The 1959 roll covers the voters 100 years after separation of Queensland from New South Wales and the maps are an invaluable aid for placing them. Combining the range of information with the search specifications and sorting facilities in QFHSdatasearch (a generic interface designed and developed by QFHS for searching genealogy databases) can be especially useful for finding family groups, for example by specifying a surname and sorting on place of living within subdivision, then using the links between search results and the maps to locate them. The CD is the sixth in the series being produced by QFHS. The earlier ones for 1903, 1913, 1922, 1934 and 1949, have been extremely popular with family and other historical researchers, illustrating just how valuable these sources are.

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. Adobe Reader is needed to view the maps.

$42.50 incl P&P $3.00 per item
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