Mackintosh Families in Australia

McIntosh, MacIntosh, Mackintosh, M‘Intosh (and all other variations)

Our data

The Clan Mackintosh Society of Victoria Inc was formed in 1992 and became the Clan Mackintosh Society of Australia Inc a few years later, but closed its doors in October 2004. During the time the Clan was active, it collected information about Mackintoshes in Australia from contemporary souces as well as from its members. Till now this information has been held in the Clan Archives (folders), but before its demise, the Society Executive agreed that the website domain name would be kept, provided that it was used to facilitate research and assistance to Mackintosh researchers. We now make the archives available to all Mackintoshes (whatever spelling) on a family by family basis via the software running this web site.

To start the archives, the entries in the Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes (for each state) were compiled into families. These were expanded with the addition of:

  • Birth Notices and Certificates
  • Death Notices and Memorials, and Certificates
  • Marriage and Engagement announcements and Certificates
  • Obituaries and Biographies
  • Directories, Gazettes and Lists
  • Will and Probate records
  • Inquest indexes and records
  • Military Service records
  • Ship Passenger records
  • Court sessions records
  • Books and Magazine articles
  • Cemetery Registers and Headstone transcriptions
  • Census records
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Correspondence from family members
  • IGI and OPR indexes and records
  • as well as many other sources particular to individuals.

Note: If you have extractions of MacIntosh/Mackintosh/McIntosh/etc entries from a source, and/or family documents and would like to donate a copy to our archives, please contact us. If you would like to add your family to our database or expand your family entries, please see our instructions.


Family groups are indicated by a code eg Melbourne12. This is purely to tie the data back to our records in the Archives and an easy code to identify the family concerned. The codes were assigned using the earliest place of residence in Australia where we initially found the family. They do not indicate the primary or final settlement place.

There may be instances when we suspect that families are related, but cannot tie them to together with any certaincy. If you can help in this regard, we would be very grateful for the information.

When contacting us, we will be able to quickly identify your family if you cite the given code (or codes).

Date Conventions Used

  • Where single years are entered, they are based on the source cited eg an entry in the relevant BDM indexes.
  • Calculated dates are indicated with the year preceded by ‘Cal’. These are based on a year and age eg a death in 1960 at 40yrs, gives a birth date of Cal 1920.
  • Where multiple entries appear for the same event eg multiple birth entries, these are based on the sources indicated. For example, the age on a death certificate might give a different birth year from an age given in another record.
  • Approximate dates are indicated with the date prefixed by ‘Approx’, and are best guesses based on information contained in the source(s) cited.
  • Between/And date ranges when applied to an event, indicates the event occurred sometime between the two dates given, eg Died between 1916 and 1920. Where this date range applies to an attribute (eg occupation, residence, etc), the range indicates that the attribute applies for the date range given, however, it may apply to dates outside the range. For example, it may be known that the person indicated resided in a particular place between 1916 and 1920 but may have also resided there before and after those dates.
  • From/To date ranges are given when the start and end of an event is known, eg served in World War I from 1914 to 1919.

Name Conventions Used

  • Names are standardised to some extent. Transcripts from records give the version appearing in the source record citation. However, they are standardised into the main name (first entry) to facilitate searching and indexing. Where variations occurred from different records and from time to time, the name used most often is used as the main name and the variations given as further name entries.
  • Variations in the spelling of Mackintosh, are standardised on a family by family basis. The most frequent version found in the records for a particular family is used, however, we acknowledge that the version used did and does change. If you would like your version changed or extra names added, please contact us or use the ‘suggest’ function (see our Instructions to learn how to use this function).


We do not show living people in our database unless the user is logged in and a member of your family: Each family in the database is defined as a separate tree and users are assigned to a tree.

... and Please Remember!

While all care and diligence is taken entering the data presented here, we cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or mistakes. Please check each of the sources cited for yourself before using in your own research. If you use this data without checking its veracity, you do so at your own risk! We are grateful for corrections to our data, so please do not be shy about coming forward and telling us we are wrong!


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