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Families: Byrne family; Scott family. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 13 Jun 2024 1:45 PM




Nominations received for Management Committee 2024-25

The following nominations have been received for the 2024/2025 Management Committee for voting at the QFHS 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 19 June 2024. Proxy Voting forms can be found on the QFHS Website.

Nominations from the floor will also be considered at the AGM.

Office Name Proposed  Seconder
Vice-President  Kevin Haley  D. K. Eager  Elaine Eager
1   Carmel Bell Allana O’Kane Alex Daw
2   Lyndal Cosgrove Dette Glenday Clem Ditton
3   Clem Ditton Allana O’Kane Alex Daw
4   Bernadette Glenday Allana O’Kane Charlotte Sale
5   John Haberecht Allana O’Kane Alex Daw
6   Charlotte Sale Bernadette Glenday Maxwell Hill


AGM & Presentation of the Family History Book Award

Followed by supper

Wednesday 19 June 7.30pm

Online via Zoom & in person at the Family History Research Centre

Read more about the AGM…

See AGM documents here…

Register to attend, either online or in person, or to record your apology…

 Raffle and Lucky Door Prizes

Thank you to MyHeritage for generous donation of the major raffle prize – a one-year subscription to MyHeritage (value $460) and thank you to all members who purchased raffle tickets in support of the Central European Interest Group’s 40th Anniversary 1 June 2024

Lucky Door Prizes

  • Hamper of Continental goodies – Cecily Hally
  • Continental meat tray  – Michele Erbele
  • Continental meat tray  – Rosemary Kopittke
  • Unlock the Past book: Arrivals in Australia from 1788  (online participants) – Pat van Gaalen


Raffle Prizes

  • My Heritage – one-year subscription – Cecily Hally
  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars – one-year subscription – Linda Keulemans
  • Legacy Family Tree Webinars – one-year subscription – Anne Mackay
  • Unlock the Past book bundle 1 – Karen Beyer
  • Unlock the Past book bundle 2 – Helen Vince
  • Unlock the Past book bundle 3 – Linda Keulemans
  • Unlock the Past book bundle 2 – Trish Hickey
  • Box of chocolates – Tony Swain

We Remember Them: wartime stories in our family trees


Captain Francis Ryan Smith posing in front of an aircraft, France
Image: State Library of Queensland (postcard 1918)

The We Remember Them project will gather stories from our members focusing on the wartime stories in their family trees.  A virtual Honour Board will be created on this website to display an image of the individual and a few vital statistics. Each image will be linked to the story of that person’s wartime experiences. Read More

QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Finding your family: the fundamentals of…

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 8 July 2024 weekly for six weeks - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST (QLD time - no daylight saving)

Finding your family: the fundamentals of research

This event will be delivered online.

This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching t…


Talking about ... Medieval genealogy


When: Wed, Jul 24, 2024 - 10:30am – 12 noon AEST. (no daylight saving)

Talking about ... Medieval genealogy

Is it possible to trace ancestors to the medieval period?     Yes.     Join us for a "virtual" cuppa as we discuss resources and …


Talking about ... everything automobile …


When: Wed, Jun 26, 2024 - 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving

Talking about ... everything automobile related. (Rescheduled)

You don't have to be 'into cars' to get something out of this chat.

Whether you or your ancestor was connected to the automobil…


TimeLines in Research

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Harrison

When: Wed, Jul 10, 2024 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving

TimeLines in Research

STEP IN TIME: Time Lines research value with Jennifer Harrison

This event will be recorded and the recording will be available …


Queensland’s Sugar King: The Zammit Lega…

Presenter: Catherine Smith

When: Saturday 29 June 2024 - 10:30am – 12 noon AEST.

Queensland’s Sugar King: The Zammit Legacy

Catherine Smith will reveal the history of the Zammit family in Far North Queensland and Malta, but will also speak about the pro…



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