53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, Queensland 4051

Phone 07-3354 5642

A History of the Baptist Church Archives Qld 1982-2012

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 The Baptist Church Archives, Queensland, are the main repository for the records of the Baptist denomination in Queensland. Housed at The Queensland Baptist Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne, Queensland 4051. They are open only by appointment (phone 07-3354 5642).  
  They consist mainly of the records of the Baptist Union of Queensland (minutes, year books, publications, newsletters, photographs etc) although there are records of a number of (mainly defunct) churches. Most local church records are, according to Baptist administrative policy, in the hands of the churches of themselves (see your local telephone directory for contact details).  

The denominational newspaper, The Queensland Baptist, has been published since 1881 (with some breaks and name changes). The years up to 1931 are available on searchable CD-ROM. The denominational year books 1907-1950 are also on CD-ROM. These may be purchased from the Baptist Church Archives Qld or from the publisher - click here for details  
   There are also only a few personal papers from ministers, denominational leaders or key laypeople. The material is mainly confined to Queensland documents.  

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Please note that the Baptist Archives or local church collections contain almost no material that is popular with family history research such as baptism, marriage or death details. Where marriage registers still exist, the information available from them is minimal, and yields nothing more than is available from other sources. The only kind of material giving personal, family and general biographical information relates to some leading individuals who were/are officials of the denomination.  

Please note also that as a matter of doctrinal belief, the Baptist denomination does not baptise or christen infants, so there are no records of infant baptism available at the denominational or local church archives.  



Baptist Church Archives Qld - a Guide

Baptist Church Archives Register form - for managing local church records and for submitting details to Baptist Church Archives Qld. 

Managing Local Church Records

Digitising Church Records

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