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Bathing Boxes: Sandgate;  Redcliffe, 1910. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 29 Mar 2023 11:24 PM


 Book Club

Book Club

Genealogy Mysteries – Wendy Percival author of the Esme Quentin series joins us for our very first book club event. Her most recent novel is Blood Tied and covers a wide range of topics of interest to a family historian: adoption, inheritance and the tricky notion of family. What genealogy mysteries do you enjoy reading and why? What can we learn from fiction when writing non-fiction? What makes a great character? Join us to hear Wendy's story of creating a world and the challenges faced by writers of mystery.Register Here

Family History Research Centre

Family History Research Centre 

46 Delaware St Chermside

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Thursday           10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday                         10:00 am - 3:00 pm

There is plenty of off-street parking.

Chermside or Geebung?

There can be some confusion as we are located in 7th Brigade Park which Brisbane City Council identifies as Chermside but our neighbours on the other side of Delaware St have addresses in Geebung. You will find us opposite 47 Delaware Street, Geebung and almost at the intersection of Waring Street and Delaware Street, Geebung. 

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Caloundra Family History Research

Call Out To Past Members

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Caloundra Family History Research group in May this year, we are embarking on a project to record the group’s history. Our aim is to finish and present this important record at our anniversary celebration.

To achieve our goal, Caloundra Family History Research needs your help. We are inviting former members of our group, or if you know of a former member, to please contact us so that we can record your reminiscences. We are happy to conduct interviews or we will accept written accounts of your memories.

We have a rich history and we envisage showcasing our growth, activities, research, stories, library, special interest groups, and guest speakers. Stories from our past members would greatly enrich our 30th anniversary history book.

More information and contact details.

Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7 - new items added!

A further 278,000 entries have just been added to the online Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7 database.

The additional data includes names from 202 schools – all excepting two schools from admission registers. The schools include both large and small from across Queensland – including a number of very large schools such as Aspley SS, Balmoral SHS, Burleigh Heads SS, and Bundaberg Central SS, smaller schools such as Boulia SS, Bli Bli SS, Bowen SS, and Cairns Central Infants SS and other very small schools such as Buckland SS, Cassowary SS, Cockatoo Creek SS, and Fortune’s Crossing SS.

Check the uploaded List of schools for all those marked “new” to find out all the 202 schools that have had records added.

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Whats New

February 2023

Did you know that you can search the

Queensland Family Historian Names Index 1979-2023.

This Index is updated after every new edition and our journal is available online.


The QFHS Books Name Accumulation Index has passed 304,351 names. 

This index contains names of early Queensland families across a variety of areas.

Just a few of titles recently indexed from the Print Library shelves are as follows:

  • Brisbane then & now
  • Dairies and daydreams : the Mudgeeraba story
  • Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery : our backyard Vol 1
  • Wild heart, bountiful land : an historical overview of the Mary River Valley
  • Windsor wakens: residents and notables of the 1860s

Global Keyword Search

Search all our datasets in one easy action.

Go ahead and try it. Enter your keyword. e.g. surname, given name, place name, occupation. If you are searching on more than one term, separate your keywords by a space or an asterisk. Read About Global Keyword Searching at the top of the search box for more hints.

QFHS members can access The Genealogist, My Heritage, and Irish Ancestors from home




More information here

Irish Ancestors


John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors



And, do not forget



Do you have a quick family history or genealogy question?

Our new Ask QFHS service will connect you with one of our panel of experienced members to help. For example, help with:

  • Finding out how to use a particular website or resource

  • Understanding an unfamiliar term or phrase in a record

  • Get recommendations for where to find records

  • and more…

Email askqfhs@qfhs.org.au and find out how we can help.


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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Using signatures to identify families

Presenter: Eric Kopittke

When: Friday, 14 April 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST

Using signatures to identify families
When a young immigrant couple from Sussex married in Queensland in 1883, they listed their places of birth and the names of their…

Talking about ... Town Halls and Schools…

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesday, 26 April 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Town Halls and Schools of Arts

Was your soldier ancestor farewelled or welcomed home at a Town Hall meeting? Were your ancestors active in town affairs, attendi…


Finding the family farm: Using land reco…

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

When: Friday, 12 May 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST

Finding the family farm: Using land records and maps for Queensland pastoral properties

Keen to know when your family first settled in an area? When they acquired the property? Who held it before them? Land records ca…


Trout Game

Date: Sunday, 28 May 2023 

Time: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Allow yourself the privilege of having a fun day in family history and play the Trout Game.



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