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Automobiles: Brisbane, 1905; Unidentified family. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 29 Sep 2022 1:33 AM

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Talking about ... Communism

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The Communist Party of Australia had a membership in Australia of 20,000 in the early 1940s.

It was particularly strong in North Qld, where the party supported sugar workers, miners and indigenous land rights. There were Women's Progress Clubs, Unemployed Workers Clubs and various youth organisations.

Join Nancy Edwards to investigate how this political party may have influenced our working class ancestors' lives. And why later generations may have kept this information hush hush.

When: Wednesday, 28 September 2022, at 10:00 am

Where: Your place

More information here

All welcome.

GSQ members and non-members please contact marketing@qfhs.org.au

Talking about ... QFHSdatasearch


QFHSdatasearch is the software that powers all of the QFHS datasets in our collection. Any QFHS dataset available in our Online Access section utilises QFHSdatasearch. 

Have you ever wanted to know anything about the ins and outs of DataSearch, the best ways to use it, have tips and tricks to share?

Join Geoff Morgan for an informal chat and ask any questions you might have. 

When: Wednesday, 26 October 2022, at 10:00 am

Where: Your place

More information here

All welcome.

GSQ members and non-members please contact marketing@qfhs.org.au

QFHS Management Committee 2022-2023

Allana O’Kane. 

Alex Daw, Charlotte Sale

Anna Gallagher

Judy Cronin

Committee members
Caroline Brudell, Lyndal Cosgrove, Clem Ditton, Chris Gibbs, Chris Schuetz, Beverley Young, John Young

Read about the QFHS Management Committee

 Irish Research Day


Researching Irish ancestors?

The next Irish Research Day is Thursday, 24 November, and will be held at the Chermside Library, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside, QLD, 4032

Everyone welcome. Come anytime between 11.30 am – 5:00 pm and stay as long as you like.

Work alongside others and help each other as required.

Make a day of it - bring your lunch.

In preparation, we suggest you:

  • review where you currently are with your research
  • try to specify specific research questions or goals on which you would like to work.

On the day, bring whatever information and equipment you think you will need to help you work towards a productive day.

There will be plenty of friendly, experienced and helpful people there ready to assist & support each other.

Contact Dale Fogarty, the convenor of the Irish Interest Group, at irish@qfhs.org.au to register your interest.

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QFHS is an Affiliate Library of FamilySearch


Your Society is an Affiliate Library of FamilySearch. You can view digital images that are  'viewable with additional restrictions' at our Library and Resource Centre, if they are designated as accessible at a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. 

Details here FamilySearch Digital Images.

Whats New

September 2022

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 Library and Resource Centre - Opening Hours


  6:00 pm -  9:00 pm  (2nd and 3rd Mondays of the month only.)
10:00 am -  3:00 pm
10:00 am -  3:00 pm
10:00 am -  3:00 pm
10:00 am -  3:00 pm

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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 Queensland Family History Society Inc.
is an ACNC Registered Charity

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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

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Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 14 October 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

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In any family history research or reporting, we need citations to identify our sources. You may be familiar with this process usi…


Talking about ... QFHSdatasearch

Presenter: Geoff Morgan

When: Wednesay, 26 October 2022 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ...  QFHSdatasearch

QFHSdatasearch is the software that powers all of the QFHS datasets in our collection. Any QFHS dataset available in our


Zotero: your personal research assistant…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 11 November 2022 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Zotero: your personal research assistant


Talking about ... Voyages

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesday, 23 November 2022 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Voyages

We will be chatting, over a virtual cuppa, about voyages you or your ancestors have taken.


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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