Entries for the 2017 QFHS BOOK AWARD will close on 30 November. This award is given annually for the best book submitted about a predominantly Queensland family, published within the past five years.
Entries remain the property of QFHS, adding to the rich resource of the Society’s Print Library.
For guidelines, conditions and entry form click here
The latest QFHS publication was launched on Friday 19 August at The Queensland State Archives.
The series now covers 2.4 million entries from more than 1200 schools.
Rosemary Kopittke, QFHS Publications Team member, presents a copy of QSPI6 to Kit Kugatoff, Director of Collections and Access QSA. For more information click here
This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the process. Content will include home sources,organisation, BDM certificates, archives, libraries, newspapers, overseas research, and much more.
Registrations will be limited to 15 people.
More information here
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The National Library of Australia's premier newspaper archive Trove will have to cease adding to its collections after not being granted funding in the recent Federal budget. The National Library of Australia will be forced to shed staff and will not be able to aggregate more content to the site.
Family historians have embraced the many aspects of the Trove website, particularly the free and unparalleled access to metropolitan and regional newspapers and magazines. As it stands, the Trove website sets a gold standard in historic newspaper access.
You can sign a petition here
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Bus trip to Queensland State Archives
Presenter: QSA staff
When: Friday 14 October 2016 - 9.45 am - 3.15 pm
Join us for a visit and behind-the scenes tour of the Queensland State Archives. We will travel by bus from the Library and Resou…Read more...
Allow yourself the privilege of having a fun day in family history and play the Trout Game.
Numbers are limited and early bookings are essential.
Topographic and cadastral maps of Queens…
Presenter: Bill Kitson
When: Friday 11 November 2016 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Bill Kitson will present a session on topographic and cadastral maps of Queensland. Divided into two parts, his talk will cover T…Read more...
How did they meet?
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: Friday, 10 February 2017 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
With Valentine’s Day approaching, this might be a question we ask of our ancestors.
This presentation provides a different, fun…Read more...
Finding your family: a beginners course …
Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors
When: Commences Monday 13 February 2017 weekly for six weeks
This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the …Read more...
Family history on the cheap
Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks
When: Saturday, 4 March 2017
Shauna Hicks is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society. She was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award from the A…Read more...
Research in Victoria
Presenter: Helen Vince
When: Friday, 10 March 2017 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
This workshop looks at the tools and resources available for researching family history in the state of Victoria.
See how much …Read more...
Microsoft Word advanced features for aut…
Presenter: Dr Bob Thistlethwaite
When: Friday, 9 June 2017 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
This workshop will introduce you to some advanced features of Microsoft Word, which will make life easier when you are writing la…Read more...
Blogging to maximise your family history…
Presenter: Alex Daw
When: Friday, 12 May 2017 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Alex will provide an overview of the benefits of blogging your family history, including giving: