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Government Houses: Fernberg, 1947; Old Governemnt House, 1960. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 19 Oct 2021 9:36 PM

 Important Information

Sunday Closure

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

The last Sunday opening will be Sunday 31 Ocotber 2021 

Whats New

August 2021

QSPI7 is here

July 2021

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.

Benjamin Gerard 2021

QFHS Book Award 2021

presented to

Gerard Benjamin

for his book
William & Leonora Monk

pictured here with Book Award Coordinator, Gayle Thomsett

at the

QFHS Annual General Meeting 

(This book is available on the QFHS website. Select the book title above.)

QFHS Library and Resource Centre - Opening Hours


12:00 pm -  3:00 pm  (We will be closed on Sundays from November)
  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

Access from home for QFHS members

During the COVID-19 lockdown


Ancestry Library Edition

 Findmypast 1


More information here.


More information here

Irish Ancestors

John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors


And, do not forget





Fridays@QFHS are now being offered online

Check the offerings here.

QFHS Management Committee 2021­–2022

President: Kevin Haley

Vice President: Chris Schuetz 

Secretary: Elaine Eager

Treasurer: Doug Eager 

Committee Members:    
Lyndal Cosgrove    Clem Ditton     Lyn Hooper   
 Eric Kopittke 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 Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast, TheGenealogist, 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.


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.


See more of our news
on our News Page

QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

What can a Y DNA test do for me?

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: Saturday, 23 October 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

What can a Y DNA test do for me?

During this presentation, Chris will explain what you can achieve through YD…


A history of calendars for the genealogi…

Presenter: Jenny Joyce

When: Friday, 12 November 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

A history of calendars for the genealogist

Have you ever wondered how a child, whose parents were married on 10 April 1603, could be baptized on 13 March 1603 and yet that …


Where's Wallace? Finding lost places in …

Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Sunday, 14 November 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Where's Wallace? Finding lost places in Queensland

When we research our family history, we often encounter place names that we cannot find on a modern map.

Many places in Queensl…


Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…

Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Sunday, 28 November 2021 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (with a short tea-break) AEST (No daylight saving)

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography

This will be delivered online. 


Australian biographical sources you shou…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 10 December 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Australian biographical sources you should know about

Biographies can enrich our research, providing ready-made information for us to include in our family history. All sorts of biog…


Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 14 February weekly for six weeks

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…



If you are not a member of QFHS, you are welcome to join our Snippets mailing list.

Registering will deliver Snippets straight to your inbox. Send your name, address, and preferred email to Snippets

You can view recent editions of Snippets here.