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Date and time: 18 Dec 2017 2:46 PM

Wishing you a

Merry Christmas 
Happy New Year


We hope 2018 is full of

brilliant research finds.

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QFHS Library and Resource Centre

will close on Sunday 10 December 2017 at 4.00 pm
and reopen on Monday 8 January 2018 at 6.00 pm.



QFHS has purchased a subscription to MyHeritage.
This exciting initiative enables financial members to access
at the 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.

 Note: If you are a financial member of QFHS but have not advised your email address you will be unable to access MyHeritage on your home computer. To update your contact details email membership@qfhs.org.au

Special Offer

on QFHS Membership

(expires 31 December 2017)

Pay only $66 (single) or $99 (family)!

An excellent Christmas gift for family or friends.

 Services to Family History Awards

 Masel P

Two awards for
Services to Family History
were presented on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

Pam Masel (pictured) was recognised for
excellence in coordinating our library acquisitions.

Margaret Shand was recognised for
outstanding work in indexing for the QFHS publications. 
Margaret was unable to attend the presentation.

2017 Pre-Separation Awards


Graeme Lean receiving his
Pre-Separation Certificate
on Wednesday 18 October 2017 with 
QFHS Pre-Separation Group Convenors
Jenny Davidson and Ann Swain 

See all the recipients


In conjunction with NFHM


invited members to submit stories
on the the theme of finding links.

 The result

31 Links in a Chain

 Read 31 different family stories - a new one was published everyday in August 2017


See more of our news
on our News Page

QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Social media and researching your family…

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

When: Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Social media and researching your family

Social media has become increasingly popular. Many of us spend time on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others, ch…


Scandinavian and ancient genealogy

Presenter: Steinar Johansen

When: Friday, 9 February 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Scandinavian and ancient genealogy

If you have family history research interests in the Scandinavian counties, this session is for you.

Steinar Johansen will pre…


Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 12 February 2018 weekly* for six weeks

Finding your family: a beginners course in research

This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the …


Researching land records in Queensland

Presenter/s: Kaye Nardella

When: Saturday, 3 March 2018

Researching land records in Queensland

Kaye Nadella has worked part-time as an archivist with the John Oxley Library and part time with the Department of Natural Res…


Beginners' guide to researching family h…

Presenter: Dette Glenday

When: Friday, 9 March 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Beginners' guide to researching family history in India

Dette will cover topics including:

  • British rule,
  • military records,
  • churches,
  • civilian occupations, and
  • differen…

Focused advice session

Presenter: QFHS members

When: Friday, 13 April 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Focused advice session

Do you have a family history problem on which you would like some specific advice?

How to construct a research plan? How to na…


What's in the QFHS print library?

Presenter: Librarians

When: Friday 11 May 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

What's in the QFHS print library?

The QFHS print library holds a vast store of resources which can help your family history research. The print library has books a…


X marks the spot: researching cemeteries…

Presenter: Helen Vince

When: Friday 8 June 2018 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

X marks the spot: researching cemeteries

Discovering the graves of our ancestors can be extremely rewarding.

This workshop looks at the resources available for findin…



New Releases from the


MyHeritage ... My Story $18.00 incl P&P $3.00
MyHeritage ... My Story
DNA for Genealogists (4th edition) $18.00 incl P&P $3.00
DNA for Genealogists (4th edition)