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Sheila Report 1 Feb 2013 13:10

Any hints or suggestions please for finding a death record and also living relatives in Australia - been searching now since 2005

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 1 Feb 2013 13:47

You could try the Australian White pages for the living relatives


Jonesey Report 1 Feb 2013 14:36

Australia is divided into 7 different states each of which keeps its own records. Restrictions on access to the records can vary between each states records.

Ancestry has this database but the records are unfortunately certainly not complete:

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985

One thing that may be helpful when searching the database for an individual is that you can include the names of the deceased's parents (Mother's maiden name should be included) as, if known these details are recorded on Australian death certificates.


Sheila Report 1 Feb 2013 14:59

thank you both for your suggestions. I thnk the deaths may have been after 1985. I do have last known addresses in Queensland and did write randomly to houses in these streets some years ago without sucess I have also recently written a open letter to the nearest Post Ofiice that I could find. Are there no websites such as this in Australia ?? Thanks again


Jonesey Report 1 Feb 2013 15:53

Genes Reunited is of course available in Australia.

You might also try these sites:

Good luck


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 1 Feb 2013 17:04

which lists obituaries or death notices, but not the full details. There is a whole list of papers. You may be able to see which may be relevant to QLD.

Try this for Cemetaries, although your relative may have been cremated


Sheila Report 1 Feb 2013 17:07

thank you all again - I shall give all of your suggestions a try x


Valerie Report 1 Feb 2013 22:53

Hi Sheila ...the 'QLD State Library' ....on-line ...has an 'Ask a Librarian' service.... they will check electoral rolls past & present ..and also newspaper death notices.

Valerie (WAus)


Sheila Report 2 Feb 2013 08:53

Thanks Valerie - I'll try that too x