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Date and time: 24 May 2022 9:50 PM

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 Indexers Tribute Morning Tea

After many years of indexing and providing millions of searchable entries for QFHS, the Publications Team has retired. Our Society acknowledged the work of the most dynamic of our data dynamos - those who have indexed more than 100,000 entries each – with a Tribute event to recognise their sterling contributions.

The data dynamos, who are listed on the Indexers Honour Roll, were Guests of the Management Committee at a celebratory Indexers Tribute High Tea on Monday, 9 May 2022.

Indexers

Row 1: Rosemary Kopittke, John Perryn, Bryan Hacker
Row 2: Deanna Robertson, Ellen McDonald, Lynn Hooper, Liz Grech, Maureen Arthur, Mary Geiger, Joan Kane, Elaine Eager
Row 3: Jackie Buttress, Dorothy Jeffrey, Jenny Hacker, Bev Bonning, Bev Moore. 

Talking about ... Libraries

 Library

Join online with other QFHS members to talk about your family's experience of libraries. Perhaps you have fond memories of a librarian or have some resources you would like to share. Did your family or someone you knew have a personal library or was there a mechanics' institute or school of the arts in town?

Come along, bring your morning coffee, and join us. Bring any questions you have. This is an informal session to chat, share your memories, or ask questions of other members.

Our host will be Alex Daw, whose ancestor Peter Sinclair worked in the Parliamentary Library in Victoria in the 1860s.  Alex is a self-confessed bibliophile and was delighted when she was finally able to work in a few public libraries before she retired.

When: Wednesday, 25 May 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 ... Divorce and family history

 Divorce 2

Join online with other QFHS members to talk about divorce in family history research. Are there terms in divorce proceedings and processes that are not clear to you? Questions you have about the location and accessibility of records? Perhaps you have researched the subject and can help other members? 

Come along, bring your morning coffee, and join us. Bring any questions you have. This is an informal session to chat, share your memories, or ask questions of other members.

When: Wednesday, 22 June 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 ... the Methodists.

 Methodists
 
We will be chatting about Methodism in relation to our family history research over a virtual cuppa.
Were your family one of the many varieties of Methodists - Primitive, Wesleyan, Bible Christian, United Free Methodist, Methodist New Connection or Uniting?

Would you like to come along for a chat to discuss researching how this religion affected your ancestors lives. Perhaps you have a favourite resource you would like to share or questions to ask.

When: Wednesday, 27 July 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 ... your family in the navy

 Navy

See our new Research Guide - Your family in the Navy

 

 QFHS Gift Membership

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Welcome to our newest Special Interest Group

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Family Historian Software User Group 

Good News

Members are able to access FamilySearch Digital Images again from the QFHS Library and Resource Centre computer.

You may be aware that if you search for Digital Images on FamilySearch from your home computer, you often see sets of records which have a camera icon, surmounted by a key. These images are often available to view at a Family History Affiliate Library, such as the QFHS Library and Resource Centre.

This service has now been restored to our Library. 

 

 Important Information

Sunday Closure

The QFHS Library and Resource Centre will no longer be open on Sunday.

The last Sunday opening was Sunday 31 October 2021 

Whats New

April 2022

The QFHS Books – Name Accumulation Index has passed 241,150 names. How good is that?

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:

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

Sunday 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Closed
  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
Closed
10:00 am -  3:00 pm

QFHS members can access The Genealogist, My Heritage, and Irish Ancestors from home 

during the COVID-19 pandemic

 Genealogist

 

 

TheGenealogist
More information here

Irish Ancestors

 

John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors

 Myheritage

 

And, do not forget

MyHeritage

Ancestry

Ancestry ceased this service on
31 December 2021

Ancestry will be avaialble at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre only 

Findmypast 1

Findmypast ceased this service on
18 November 2021

Findmypast will be avaialble at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre only 

QFHS Management Committee 2021­–2022

President: Kevin Haley

Vice President: Chris Schuetz 

Secretary: Elaine Eager

Treasurer: Doug Eager 

Committee Members:    
Lyndal Cosgrove Clem Ditton   Tim Fitzpatrick
Eric Kopittke  Allana O'Kane  Sue Reid

QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Library and Resource Centre has re-opened. Guidelines for visiting safely at present are here. If you are not yet comfortable attending the library in person you can visit online.

Members can:

  • Contact askqfhs@qfhs.org.au with your research queries and requests for assistance

  • Come to our many interest group meetings and events now being held online

  • View our Online Access materials, with more datasets, information pieces and presentations being added each week

  • Use MyHeritage, TheGenealogist, and Irish Ancestors at home

  • Receive our special Snippets monthly with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities

We’ll keep you posted on any further changes. Do please take care in these extraordinary times.

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

Getting the most out of FamilySearch: Ju…

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

When: Friday, 10 June 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Getting the most out of FamilySearch: Jump-start your family research

Did you know that more than half the records available on the FamilySearch website are not accessible from the opening ‘Search’ s…

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Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 4 July weekly for six weeks - 10:30 am - 12:00 noon AEST

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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Getting it sorted: organising your famil…

Presenter: QFHS panel

When: Friday, 8 July 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Getting it sorted: organising your family history

Family historians love to research and collect information, but then what?

How can we sort and store our information so can f…

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The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten peop…

Presenter: Robert Nash

When: Saturday, 23 July 2022 - 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm

The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten people

The Huguenots were the Protestants of France. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, they suffered severe perse…

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Organise your family history using Excel…

Presenter: Therese O'Brien

When: Friday 12 August 2022 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (AEST)

Organise your family history using Excel: getting started

Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet application that can be used in many ways to help organise your family history.

  • Get…
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