It is planned that by the middle of 2015, all six million records should be posted. There are privacy restrictions for the newer records, but millions of images are quickly accessible for a $20 fee.
In his announcement of the online program in Brisbane on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie pointed to the original 1899 birth extract of Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough – a woman who would eventually change her name to PL Travers and write Mary Poppins.
“Queenslanders have a proud history, and now they can access it with just a click of the mouse,” Mr Bleijie said.
Genealogists can search for births which occurred more than 100 years ago; marriages which occurred more than 75 years ago and deaths which occurred more than 30 years ago.
According to the website, records available are:
Historical Certificates cost $28 (AU) each and Historical Images cost $20 (AU) each.
I did a Birth search for James Jones and got 89 hits. The following is a portion of the results page that I got. Click on the illustration to do your own search of the births, deaths, or marriages.