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Bathing Boxes: Sandgate;  Redcliffe, 1910. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 06 Dec 2019 4:03 PM

QFHS Membership Renewal links


Christmas Tree

     We wish all our
 members and friends

a happy Christmas and

a prosperous New Year. 

Please note:
The QFHS Library and Resource Centre will 
close for the annual Christmas break on
Sunday 8 December 2019 at 4:00 pm
and will reopen on
Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 10:00 am

QFHS Celebrated its 40th Anniversary - 12th October 2019

Past Presidents

More than seventy members came together at Gaythorne to celebrate the Society's achievements over the last 40 years.

Eight of our 15 Past Presidents (shown above) were in attendance: (L to R) Evelyn Miller (Foundation Member),  Chris Gibbs (QFHS President), Paula Crowe (Foundation Member), Dorothy Jeffrey (Past President), John Perryn (Past President), Ann Swain (Foundation Member/Past President and Secretary), Kevin Haley (Past President), Bev Young (Past President and Secretary).

You can see more photographs from our anniversary event here.

Presentation of QFHS Pre-Separation Group Certificate - 16 October 2019

Marion Atkinson
Marion Atkinson presented with her Certificate by Jenny Davidson and Ann Swain (Convenors of QFHS Pre-Separation Group.

 TDDFHS and Toowoomba Historic Railway Station.

Toowoomba Railway Station
Honour Board

 On 8 October, a group from Queensland Family History visited

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.

Our Future 

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.

Our Stategic Plan

Members can read Our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Update here. 



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 membership@qfhs.org.au


See more of our news
on our News Page

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…


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 …


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 documen…


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.…


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 s…


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 …

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 …



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.


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 out…



New Releases from the


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