Our New Fellows
QFHS President Bev Young, QFHS Fellow Dorothy Jeffrey,
Mitchelton State School Centenary
|Mitchelton State School Admissions 1916-1997
listing for the Infants and State School admissions
in alphabetical and register order.
Available from QFHS at $10 each,
plus $3 postage and handling
Email bookshop convenor to purchase.
|Rosemary Kopittke, Dorothy Jeffrey, and Eric
Kopittke celebrating the launch of the CD on
Saturday 22 October 2016
Every year, Caloundra Family History Research visits the QFHS Library and Resource Centre at Gaythorne.
This year, a group of QFHS members travelled to Caloundra on a reciprocal visit.
Caloundra turned on perfect spring weather. QFHS and CFHR members visited the lighthouses at Caloundra, followed by a delicious fish lunch at Golden Beach.
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
The Nick Vine Hall Award is awarded annually to member societies (in two categories based on membership)
for the best family history journal/newsletter in Australia and New Zealand. AFFHO provides this award to encourage its member societies to produce quality journals/newsletters, and to honour Nick Vine Hall AM.
This year QFHS were awarded the runner-up prize in Category B (societies with over 500 members) for the Queensland Family Historian, Vol 36, No1, February 2015.
Congratulations to our Journal Editor and her team
QFHS President Bev Young
accepting the Award from
Geoff Doherty, AFFHO.
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