More than seventy members came together at Gaythorne to celebrate the Society's achievements over the last 40 years.
Eight of our 15 Past Presedents (shown above) were in attendance: (L to R) Evelyn Miller (Foundation Member/Past President), Chris Gibbs (QFHS President), Paula Crowe (Past President), Dorothy Jeffrey (Past President), John Perryn (Past President), Ann Swain (Foundation Member/Past President), Kevin Haley (Past President), Bev Young (Past President).
On 8 October, a group from Queensland Family History visited
TDDFHS and Toowoomba Historic Railway Station.
The assistance from Marie and Marionne was very much appreciated as was the tour of the Historic Railway Station, including the Historic Railways Honour Board, with Greg Hallam, Qld Rail Historian.
The third communique about possible amalgamation of QFHS and GSQ 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.
Members can read Our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Update here.
QFHS has purchased a subscription to MyHeritage.
MyHeritage can help you with your genealogy search.
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 email@example.com
See more of our news
on our News Page
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.
Bus trip to Queensland State Archives - …
Presenter: QSA staff
When: Friday 25 October 2019 - 9.00 am - 3.15 pm
Join us for a visit and behind-the scenes tour of the Queensland State Archives. We will travel by bus from the Library and Resou…Read more...
DNA testing and genealogy: the basics
Presenter: Ann Swain
When: Friday, 8 November 2019 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Are you interested in DNA testing to extend your family history or are you confused by test results?
This session will cover th…Read more...
Bus trip to National Archives of Austral…
Presenter: NAA Staff
When: Tuesday 12 November 2019 - 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
Join us for a tour of the National Archives of Australia located at Cannon Hill.
We will travel by bus from the Library an…Read more...
Finding your family: a beginners course …
Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors
When: Commences Monday 10 February 2020 weekly
This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the …Read more...
Researching your Italian ancestors
Presenter: Charlotte Sale
When: Friday, 14 February 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
This session will show you how to start your Italian family research.
You will learn to manage the challenge of reading documen…Read more...
Which DNA test is right for you?
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: Friday, 13 March 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
How can DNA help you find your family?
Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research?
This s…Read more...
History of Brisbane trams and their cont…
Presenter: Robert Scott
When: Friday, 17 April 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Google for family history
Presenter: Susie der Kinderen
When: Friday, 8 May 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
We use Google for many reasons, however using Google for efficient family history research and to obtain good results requires a …Read more...
What does my DNA test tell me?
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: Friday,12 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Attendees from 13 March session only.
This session allows you to discuss their test results from the March session, to find out…Read more...