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Date and time: 26 Jan 2020 1:48 AM

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 QFHS Membership Renewal


Important Notice

QFHS Library and Resource Centre

Urban Utilities work in Bellevue Avenue

Access presently available via Pendine Street

A water main is being replaced in Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, between Lade and Pendine Streets. This work is expected to continue until the end of February. 

Meetings may not go ahead as planned. They may be held elsewhere or even cancelled during this time. Please check the website or contact the meeting organiser if you are planning a visit.

Parking during this period will be severely disrupted and you may need to park a long way from the QFHS premises. We have permission to park in the Enoggera Industrial Park however space may be limited. Access to that area would be via the Prospect Road gate or the Bellevue Avenue access road.

QFHS Management Committee

The following meetings have been cancelled

Sunday, 9 February 2020--Colonial India and Far East SIG

Saturday, 15 February 2020--New Members' Welcome and Orientation

Wednesday, 19 February 2020--Members' Meeting 

The following meetings will be held at a different venue 

Irish Interest Group will meet at 10:30 am on
Saturday, 8 February 2020 at
Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton

Breaking News

Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Qld) 1969
 
is now available to members ONLINE 

(1,018,458 entries available)

SEARCH NOW

Note: This data is not available on Findmypast, MyHeritage, FamilySearch or Ancestry

This is the first of many datasets that will be released for members to search from home. Future datasets will include:

  • Queensland School Admissions
  • Customs House shipping lists
  • More cemetery records
  • Railway employees
  • and much more.

Special Offer

  To celebrate this milestone QFHS is offering a Special New Membership of

 $70 (single)

 and

 $105 (dual)

 This offer will expire on 31 January 2020.

Select Single or Dual New Membership with Discount Code.

Discount Code 'dataoffer'

JOIN QFHS NOW


 

Services to Family History

2019

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Chris Schuetz 

 

Beyond BMDs
Researching your English ancestors

Presented by Unlock the Past

Beyond Bmd 

 
Take your English research further with two of the foremost,
internationally recognised, English experts
Else Churchill and Alec Tritton.

Thursday 26 March 2020    9am – 5pm

Gaythorne RSL Club
534 Samford Road, Mitchelton, Qld

Entrance to car park from Tel El Kebir Street

Read more>>>


Whats New

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography

 Friday, 28 February 2020

The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten people

Saturday, 25 July 2020


Our Future

The third communique about possible amalgamation of the Queensland Family History Society and the Genealogical Society of Queensland has been sent to members.

The communique outlines the ongoing activities of the Amalgamation Sub-Committee in seeking suitable premises, membership arrangements, partnering with others, bringing the Societies together, and pre-amalgamation planning.

Future communiques will provide regular updates on the discussions and investigations.

Members can read more here along with details of how to have your say.


Our Strategic Plan

In 2019 the Management Committee updated the
QFHS Strategic Plan


MyHeritage

Myheritage

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

MyHeritage

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


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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Australian treasures: the National Archi…

Presenter/s: Cara Downes and Sue Reid

When: Saturday, 1 February 2020

Australian treasures: the National Archives of Australia and Trove

Discover the National Archives - Cara Downes - Join Cara Downes as she provides an overview of the National Archives’ collect…

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Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 10 February 2020 weekly

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 …

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Researching your Italian ancestors

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

When: Friday, 14 February 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Researching your Italian ancestors

This session will show you how to start your Italian family research.

You will learn to manage the challenge of reading docume…

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Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…

Presenter: Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 28 February 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography

Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial information held by the Queensland Government.…

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Which DNA test is right for you?

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: Friday, 13 March 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Which DNA test is right for you?

How can DNA help you find your family?

Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research?

This…

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History of Brisbane trams and their cont…

Presenter: Robert Scott

When: Friday, 17 April 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

History of Brisbane trams and their contribution to Brisbane’s development
Come along to hear about the introduction of trams to Brisbane in the 1880s, part of Brisbane's social heritage. The development …
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Google for family history

Presenter: Susie der Kinderen

When: Friday, 8 May 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Google for family history

We use Google for many reasons, however using Google for efficient family history research and to obtain good results requires a …

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Trout Game

Sunday, 17 May 2020

 
Allow yourself the privilege of having a fun day in family history and play the Trout Game.

Numbers are limited and early bookings are essential.

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What does my DNA test tell me?

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: Friday,12 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

What does my DNA test tell me?

Attendees from 13 March session only.

This session allows you to discuss their test results from the March session, to find ou…

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The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten peop…

Presenter/s: Robert Nash

When: Saturday, 25 July 2020

The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten people

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

Read more...

 


New Releases from the

QFHS Shop

Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1969 (CDROM Version) $42.50 incl P&P $3.00
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1969 (CDROM Version)
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Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1969 (USB Version) $42.50 incl P&P $3.00
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Queensland) 1969 (USB Version)
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