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Chinese Settlers in Qld: Chinese gold digger ca. 1860; Ah Coy and his wife at St. George. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 28 Jan 2022 12:24 PM

Gift Memberships now available  $70

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. 


How to Zoom


A warm invitation for Society members to join us for a session on using Zoom. Muting and unmuting. Video on or off? Chat, saving chat, and screen sharing.  

We will also look at how to host a Zoom session, how to setup your own Zoom account, and what you can get from Zoom's free service and what you can get if you pay. Many people will find a free Zoom account useful for staying in touch with family and friends. 

Come along, bring your morning coffee, and join us. Bring any questions you have. ‘How to Zoom’ is an informal session to demonstrate Zoom, an opportunity for you to ask questions or share your tips.

We would love you to join and learn ‘How to Zoom’.

When: Wednesday 23 February 2022, at 10:00 am

Where: Your place

More details here.

QFHS members and GSQ members only.

QSQ members please contact marketing@qfhs.org.au

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Thank you to all members who participated in our inaugural Journal Article of the Year: Members’ Choice Award.

At the recent QFHS Management Committee meeting, a name was randomly selected from all the members who participated. We can announce that participant
number 54, Lou Muller is the winner of a voucher for an Education Event of choice during 2022.

We were delighted with the response from our members and pleased that so many took the time to let us know which article from the Queensland Family Historian they most enjoyed during 2021.

The article receiving the most votes—the Members’ Choice for Journal Article of the Year—will  be announced in the first issue of Queensland Family Historian for 2022 (expected late January-early February). At that time, the article will be featured on QFHS website and Facebook. The author will receive a prize of $75 and a commemorative certificate.  Watch out for that announcement.

In the meantime, we extend our congratulations to Lou Muller and appreciation to all who participated in our inaugural Members’ Choice Award. We look forward to receiving another contribution from you all next year when we conduct the Journal Article of the Year: Member’s’ Choice Award 2022.  

Allana O’Kane, Publicity Coordinator

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 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

October 2021

New Monumental Inscriptions: Darling Downs and South-West Queensland

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.

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 

during the COVID-19 pandemic




More information here

Irish Ancestors


John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors



And, do not forget



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   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 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.


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 the Tasmanian Na…

Presenter: Jan Richardson

When: Friday, 11 February 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Getting the most out of the Tasmanian Names Index

A huge volume of Tasmanian records have been digitised and are available via the Tasmanian Names Index website. Births, marriage,…


Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 14 February weekly for six weeks - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST (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…


Furthering your family history studies

Presenter: Guest presenters

When: Friday, 18 February 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Furthering your family history studies

If you are considering doing a course to continue your family history studies, then come talk to our panel of experts and discus…


Indexing your family history book using …

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Sunday, 20 February 2022 - 10.00 am - 12.00 noon AEST (No daylight saving)

Indexing your family history book using Microsoft Word

Writing a family history is fulfilling and provides a valuable record of your family.

We all know how much work it requires in …


Creating a family heirloom cookbook - Se…

Presenter: Emma Bulfin and Sonia Martinez

When: Tuesday, 8 March 2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST (No daylight saving)

Creating a family heirloom cookbook - Session 1

Do you have some favourite family recipes from your childhood or an old handwritten cookbook handed down from Mum or Grandma?



Creating a family heirloom cookbook - Se…

Presenter: Emma Bulfin and Sonia Martinez

When: Tuesday, 15 March 2022 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST (No daylight saving)

Creating a family heirloom cookbook - Session 2

Emma and Sonia will cover how to record and organise your stories, recipes and images.

They will look at your examples, advi…


Methodologies: researching, organising, …

Presenter: Clem Ditton and Ludij Peden

When: Friday, 25 March 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Methodologies: researching, organising, assessing, evaluating with a view to writing.

Are you thinking of writing a family history?

Do you want to know how and where to start?

Do you know if you have done e…


Latin for family historians

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 11 March 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Latin for family historians

What if you found this record of a family member in a university archive—Filius natu maximus Guilelmi quondam Agricolae in Comit…


Queensland's online family history resou…

Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 8 April 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST

Queensland's online family history resources

Although Australia has been a federation of states since 1901, most aspects of people’s lives are documented at the state level, …


Dutch research unclogged

Presenter: Ludij Peden

When: Friday, 13 May 2022 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Dutch research unclogged

Do you have Dutch ancestry? Feeling rather intimidated? Here you will discover some of the best online research sites for The Ne…


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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