In 1894 the Women’s Equal Franchise Association (WEFA) initiated a double petition – one for women to sign and the other for men – which played a key role in galvanising support for the women’s suffrage movement across Queensland. A second group of women through the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union canvassed support again in 1897.
Through a project organised in a partnership between the late Dr John McCulloch, Dr Deborah Jordan and the Queensland Parliament, and with the contribution of the Queensland Family History Society, these petitions have been digitally transcribed and developed into a database that is available to the public.
A wonderful resource for girls, women, genealogists, and historians both in Queensland and across the globe.
To view the signatories to the Women's Suffrage Petitions go here
Congratulations to our recent speakers, Shauna Hicks and Pauleen Cass. Shauna was named as 2014 Gold Medallist Rockstar Genealogist for Australia and New Zealand in Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections annual competition. Pauleen Cass was named in fifth place. Well done!
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Our Friday sessions
February to June 2015
Queensland Family History Society
to award to one of our members
The certificate entitles the winner to a package of 9 basic level courses
in the Certificate in Genealogical Studies Program
Ensuring the validity of your genealogic…
Presenter: Geoff Morgan
When: 13 February 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Strategies that help to ensure the validity of your genealogical data – e.g. that your ggg-grandmother really is the person you t…Read more...
Criminals and victims
Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks, Rosemary Kopittke, and Helen Smith
When: Saturday, 7 March 2015
Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years’ experience. She is the author of a n…Read more...
Ancestry Library Edition
Presenter: Sue Reid
When: 13 March 2015 - 10.00 am-11.30 am
Ancestry Library Edition is available at QFHS, but despite what the advertisements say, yes, you do need to know what you are loo…Read more...
The Genealogist: what’s the difference
Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke
When: 10 April 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am or 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm
The Genealogist offers records not available on other subscription websites and has some interesting search options that can help…Read more...
Saturday 18 April 2015
All about FamilySearch microfilms
Presenter: Bev Bonning
When: 8 May 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Microfilms of primary resources, such as parish registers, cemetery records, or poor law records can help solve your research mys…Read more...
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: 12 June 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
How can DNA help you find family? Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research? This session is…Read more...