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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: 18 Feb 2020 5:15 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 meeting has been cancelled

Wednesday, 19 February 2020--Members' Meeting

Breaking News

Data now available to members ONLINE 


  • Commonwealth Electoral Rolls (Queensland) 1969

  • Queensland School Pupils Index (Part 1-6)

  • Queensland Schools Past and Present




Note: Some of 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:

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


Services to Family History


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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


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



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

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 …


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?



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 ou…


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…



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)