One of GSQ's prime objectives is to increase the range of digital resources available to family history researchers by its indexing and transcription projects. Project workers are the back room heroes whose patient and detailed work in collecting, collating and checking information, in transcribing and indexing and data entry, eventually produce those family history information databases on which GSQ’s reputation has been built. Indexing volunteers are always required so please contact GSQ if you have an interest in this area.
GSQ has a number of ongoing indexing projects. These include funeral directors’ records and cemetery indexes.
Since 1992, GSQ has been indexing the records of a large portion of Queensland cemeteries, with the permission of local governments. Not all Queensland cemeteries have been indexed, as some of the larger councils have published their own indexes or made them available online. GSQ offers for sale, through the GSQ Shop, a series of publications of the indexes.
GSQ has also received permission to microfilm and index the records of a number of funeral directors. A transcription of a record can be ordered for $20 through the GSQ Shop.
Catholic parish records
GSQ has been filming and indexing Catholic Parish records for the Archdiocese of Brisbane in South East Queensland since 1993 (see map of Brisbane Archdiocese).
Baptisms, marriages and burial records for over 40 parishes have been filmed, commencing with older parishes; such as St. Stephen's Cathedral from 1844, St. Mary's, Ipswich from 1849, St. Patrick's, Fortitude Valley from 1895 and St. Brigid's, Red Hill from 1892. Parishes north to Maryborough, west to Laidley and south to the Gold Coast have been filmed and indexed. However, not all parish records in the Brisbane Archdiocese have been filmed and indexed (see map). Transcriptions can be ordered through the Research Application Form.