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QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We’ve taken the decision to close our Library and Resource Centre and to suspend our events and meetings until the end of April – and quite possibly for some time beyond then. If you have registered for an affected event, you will hear from us personally.
Members can view our Online Access materials, including at-home access to billions of global historical records via MyHeritage. We are adding more datasets, information pieces and presentations to our online collection each week.
We are sending a special edition of Snippets to members weekly, with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities at this time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve items to share.
We’ll keep you posted on any changes. Do please take care in these extraordinary times.
A quick guide to using indexes for family history research
You can try this at home
Commences Monday 13 July 2020
Saturday, 25 July 2020
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:
Email email@example.com and find out how we can help.
Latest data available at QFHS Online Data
Note: Much of this data is NOT available at
More datasets will be released for members to search from home including:
QFHS members can access MyHeritage at our library and from their home computers via the QFHS website.
MyHeritage can help you with your genealogy search. Its genealogy search engine allows you to search thousands of databases simultaneously. In one search, you can cover multiple spelling variations, phonetic synonyms, and much more.
The fourth communique about possible amalgamation of QFHS and GSQ has been sent to members. Read more here, along with details of how to have your say.
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History of Brisbane trams and their cont…
Presenter: Robert Scott
When: Friday, 17 April 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…
Presenter: Kerry Raymond
When: Friday, 24 April 2020 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (with a short tea-break)
Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial …Read more...
Google for family history
Presenter: Susie der Kinderen
When: Friday, 8 May 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
We use Google for many reasons, however using Google for efficient family history research and to obtain good results requires a …Read more...
Allow yourself the privilege of having a fun day in family history and play the Trout Game.
Numbers are limited and early bookings are essential.
What does my DNA test tell me?
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: Friday,12 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Attendees from 13 March session only.
This session allows you to discuss their test results from the March session, to find ou…Read more...
Finding your family: a beginners course …
Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors
When: Commences Monday 13 July 2020 weekly for six weeks
This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the …Read more...
The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten peop…
Presenter/s: Robert Nash
When: Saturday, 25 July 2020
The Huguenots were the Protestants of France. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, they suffered severe pers…Read more...