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Why I use & recommend FindMyPast
Ingham (Qld) Hospital Admission Registers
Ingham Hospital admission registers are very useful for genealogy and family history. Though not all were completed in full, the registers have space for these details (which, if supplied by the patient, may be more accurate than those on a death certificate):
name; date admitted; age; birthplace; occupation; religion; ship of arrival; how long in colony; place of residence; marital status; place of marriage, at what age, and name of spouse; names and ages of children living; number and sex of children deceased; father's name and occupation; father's present residence if living (or 'father dead'); mother's maiden name; disease or reason for admission; date of discharge or date and cause of death; sometimes additional remarks (medical history, social circumstances etc.)
Note the provision for ship of arrival, place of residence, marital status, and father's present residence - details not found on a Qld death certificate. A hospital register is sometimes the only surviving source of information about immigration.
Explanation of names below:
... Billy (Ab)
JAMES E R
WACKMAN Harry ?
Genealogy is my business, so I charge fees for my time (regardless of the result). I've spent 35 years learning about original records, and indexing them. It also takes time and money to consult my index, travel to a record office in Brisbane, find the relevant bundle/register and file/page, and send the results.
Option 1: I can supply a copy of the original records. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. Order ALL entries for the name! Often one is incorrect, incomplete or illegible but another gives full and accurate details. See the price list / order form. It has a link to a page explaining how to send requests and payment.
Option 2: I will (for a fee of $5 for one SURNAME plus $2 per additional SURNAME) provide source references (the record office, its location numbers for the registers, and approximate dates) so you can do the work yourself. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).
My other genealogy sites have additional advice and names.
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