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Qld Stations: Escott Station, Normanton, 1911; Auburn Station, Taroom. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 27 Jul 2016 1:39 PM

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Open Day

Shake your family tree
and watch the nuts fall

 2016 Open Day

When: Saturday, 13 August 2016

Time:  10.00 am to 3.00 pm

Where: 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne

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Congratulations to Ian Roemermann

Winner of the 2016

QFHS Book Award

Four into one


 Trove facing funding cuts

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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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Researching your Chinese ancestry — Satu…

Presenter: Dr Kevin Rains

When: Saturday 6 August 2016 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Researching your Chinese ancestry — Saturday session

Kevin will present a brief overview of the history of Chinese immigration to Queensland. He will follow this with a review of the…


The deep web—advanced searching

Presenter: John Perryn and Geoff Morgan

When: Friday 12 August 2016 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

The deep web—advanced searching

Investigate alternative ways of searching the Internet using aggregate search services, internal searches on specific sites, and …


Family HiStory Mapping using ArcGIS for …

Presenter: Dr Graeme Browning

When: Friday, 9 September 2016 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Family HiStory Mapping using ArcGIS for Desktop

Graeme will use an interactive Family HiStory Map to tell the story of his Scottish third great grandfather, William Slight, and …


Preserving your family history

Presenter/s: Tony Biggar, Helen Browne, and Christine Ianna

When: Saturday, 3 September 2016

Preserving your family history

Tony Biggar: Legal Practitioner, Director of Big Law Pty. Ltd. at Strathpine. Tony has worked for 30 years as a lawyer, both in…


TheGenealogist: what’s the difference

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: Friday 9 September 2016 - 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

TheGenealogist: what’s the difference

TheGenealogist offers records not available on other subscription websites and has some interesting search options that can help …


Bus trip to Queensland State Archives

Presenter: QSA staff

When: Friday 14 October 2016 - 9.45 am - 3.15 pm

Bus trip to Queensland State Archives

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…




Trout Game

Friday, 21 October 2016

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

Topographic and cadastral maps of Queensland

Part 1 - Topographic Mapping in Queensland 1839 to 1970

Part 2 - Cadastral Mapping in Queensland 1839 to 1970


Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 13 February 2017 weekly for six weeks

Finding your family: a beginners course in research

This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the …



New Release from the


Queensland School Pupils Index Part 6 $42.50 incl P&P $3.00
Queensland School Pupils Index Part 6