QFHS Library and Resource Centre
Urban Utilities work in Bellevue Avenue
We have been advised by Urban Utilities that they will commence work on replacing a water main in Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, between Lade and Pendine Streets, commencing Tuesday 14 January. This work is expected to take 6 weeks to complete.
Parking during this 6 week period will be severely disrupted and you may need to park a long way from the Library and Resource Centre. We have been given permission from the property managers to park in the Industrial Estate however space may be limited. Please take care, and park so trucks or other large vehicles can pass or park. Access to that area would be via the Prospect Road gate or the Bellevue Ave access road.
To date the following meetings have been cancelled
Thursday, 23 January 2020--English West Country SIG
Saturday 15 February 2020--New Members' Welcome and Orientation
Wednesday, 19 February 2020--Members' Meeting
The following will be held at a different venue
Irish Interest Group will meet at 10:30 am on 8 February at Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Qld) 1969
To celebrate this milestone QFHS is offering a Special New Membership of
This offer will expire on 31 January 2020.
Select Single or Dual New Membership with Discount Code.
Discount Code 'dataoffer'
Services to Family History
Thursday 26 March 2020 9am – 5pm
Gaythorne RSL Club
Entrance to car park from Tel El Kebir Street
Friday, 28 February 2020
Saturday, 25 July 2020
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 has purchased a subscription to MyHeritage. This exciting initiative enables financial members to access
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 email@example.com
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Australian treasures: the National Archi…
Presenter/s: Cara Downes and Sue Reid
When: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Discover the National Archives - Cara Downes - Join Cara Downes as she provides an overview of the National Archives’ collect…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 docume…Read more...
Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…
Presenter: Kerry Raymond
When: Friday, 28 February 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial information held by the Queensland Government.…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?
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...
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.
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 ou…Read more...
The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten peop…
Presenter/s: Robert Nash
When: Saturday, 25 July 2020
The Huguenots were the Protestants of France. In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, they suffered severe pers…Read more...