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Date and time: 30 Nov 2022 11:46 PM

We have moved

QFHS Family History Resource Centre

We have moved to new premises in Chermside. The QFHS Family History Research Centre will open in mid-January 2023 and we look forward to seeing you there. Watch this website and Snippets for dates and hours of operation.

 

                        Family History Research Centre

                        46 Delaware St
                        Chermside

 

Please note: Chermside or Geebung? Mapping applications, such as Google Maps, and some SatNavs may show the suburb as Geebung. Please read the suburb details here.

The QFHS Library and Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne is now closed.

For exciting information about our

New Premises

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Talking about...Writing your family history--what are the options?

 Writing Website

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The best way to preserve your family history is to write about it.

You could write a story for our journal; upload a document to Ancestry; a page on a website such as the Virtual War MemorialMy Primitive Methodists; an entry on Convict RecordsWikipedia and Wikitree; a media output (blog, podcast and YouTube); or a play for your grandchildren to act out. 

Talking abouts ... are a chance to engage with like-minded others through questions, answers, and discussion. Do you want to learn more about one of these avenues? Have you already used them? Can you suggest another avenue? Come along and share your experiences. This broad discussion of the avenues open to us and your interests may lead to further Education events.

A 'Talking About' session is a discussion group where everyone is expected to contribute through sharing their knowledge and experience, through asking questions and/or giving opinions and answers. It is not a presentation. It is open to all levels of experience, no question is too silly to ask.

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Talking about...Riding the Railways

 Railways

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Let's go rocking rolling riding out along the bay, all bound for Morningtown many miles away!

Join us to discuss when rail was Australia's premier form of long-distance travel and how it has impacted on our family history as a source of jobs, as a means of transport, or as a holiday experience.

Join Lyndal Cosgrove to share and discuss railways. Don't overfill your virtual cup of tea or it will slop as we sway with the train.

A 'Talking About' session is a discussion group where everyone is expected to contribute through sharing their knowledge and experience, through asking questions and/or giving opinions and answers. It is not a presentation. It is open to all levels of experience, no question is too silly to ask.

Note: This event is held in QLD time, AEST: no daylight saving. (GMT+10)

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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

November 2022

Did you know that you can search the

Queensland Family Historian Names Index 1979-2022.

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

 Genealogist

 

 

TheGenealogist
More information here

Irish Ancestors

 

John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors

 Myheritage

 

And, do not forget

MyHeritage

Ask QFHS

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

Talking about...Writing your family hist…

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesday, 25 January 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon AEST (No Daylight Saving)

Talking about...Writing your family history--what are the options?

The best way to preserve your family history is to write about it.

You could write a story for our ; upload a document…

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Newspapers Advanced Searching

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 10 February 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Newspapers Advanced Searching

How good is it to research our family and associates using online newspapers? Of course, but can we be sure that we can find all …

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Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 13 February 2023 weekly for six weeks - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving

Finding your family: a beginners course in research

This event will be delivered online.

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

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Introduction to media conversion

Presenter: Library Staff

When: Friday, 17 February 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.00 am AEST

Introduction to media conversion

By special arrangement with Chermside Library

Are you interested in converting your photographs, videos, cassettes, film negati…

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Talking about ... Riding the Railways

Presenter: Lyndal Cosgrove

When: Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Riding the Railways


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Finding your Masonic History: A Journey …

Presenter: VW Brother Brodie Taylor CSM

When: Friday, 10 March 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Finding your Masonic History: A Journey through the Masonic State Archive, Library, and Museum of Queensland.

Traversing the world of Freemasonry can be complicated and mysterious. The largest and oldest Fraternal Organisation, Freemasonr…

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Talking about ... Royal Connections

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesay, 22 March 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Royal Connections

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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…
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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

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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…

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