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Date and time: 21 Oct 2020 11:44 AM

Annual General Meeting

The 2019-20 Annual General Meeting will be held via Zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Register to attend

The meeting will include

  • Presentation of the QFHS Annual Report
  • Election of the incoming Management Committee - see who's nominated here (proxy forms to be with Secretary by 7:30 pm 19 Oct, )
  • Presentation of new Certificate Members of the Queensland Pre-Separation Group
  • Presentation by Nancy Edwards "A Working Class Family from the Genghis Khan - 1861"

We're open on Wednesday too!

Our Library and Resource Centre is open with limited capacity and reduced hours.

Bookings are now open.

You must let us know you are coming by emailing  visit@qfhs.org.au and advising:

  • the day of your visit

  • your name

  • member number, and

  • if you will use a computer or microform reader during your visit.

Please do not come if you feel unwell.

New hours

Tuesdays                10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesdays           10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursdays              12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Saturdays                1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2nd and 3rd Monday of month

                                 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are following Queensland Government guidelines for a library.

The number of people able to be in the Library and Resource Centre at any one time is limited.

All social distancing and sanitising requirements apply.

Our library has changed; read details of how you can return.

Weekends@QFHS

A number of our presentations are being offered on weekends

Check the offerings here.

Fridays@QFHS are now being offered online

Check the offerings here.

Access from home for QFHS members

During the COVID-19 lockdown

Ancestry



Ancestry Library Edition

 Findmypast 1

 

Findmypast
More information here.

 Genealogist

TheGenealogist
More information here

Irish Ancestors

John Grenham has generously provided access to
Irish Ancestors
This offer extends to 9 July 2020.

 Myheritage

And, do not forget

MyHeritage

 

QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Library and Resource Centre has re-opened. If you are not yet comfortable attending the library in person you can visit online.

Members can:

  • Contact askqfhs@qfhs.org.au with your research queries and requests for assistance

  • Come to our many interest group meetings and events now being held online

  • View our Online Access materials, with more datasets, information pieces and presentations being added each week

  • Use Ancestry, MyHeritage, Findmypast, TheGenealogist, Irish Ancestors at home

  • Receive our special Snippets monthly with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities

We’ll keep you posted on any further changes. Do please take care in these extraordinary times.

Whats New

Early Queensland Electoral Rolls 1860-1884 and 1889

Provided by courtesy of the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society

Queensland Police Gazette Index 1864-1884

An index to 102,302 names and aliases mentioned in the Queensland Police Gazette including witnesses, victims, suspected offenders and others.

Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Tasmania) 1916

More than 135,000 electors in Tasmania registered to vote on the Commonwealth Roll of 1916

The Army Index 1787

A full index to The Army List, 1787, published by the War-Office on 15 Feb 1787.  9,516 names are indexed including 4,200 officers on half-pay.

Persons called before Queensland Government committees 1860-1920 (no login required)

Includes civil servants, miners, farmers, graziers, labourers, railway employees, publicans, builders, seaman, clergyman and police. Copyright State Library of Queensland (2019) and released under CC-BY-3.0 licence.

Global Keyword Search

Search all our datasets in one easy action.

Go ahead and try it. Enter your keyword. e.g. surname, given name, place name, occupation. If you are searching on more than one term, separate your keywords by a space or an asterisk. Read About Global Keyword Searching at the top of the search box for more hints.

Ask QFHS

Do you have a quick family history or genealogy question?

Our new “Ask QFHS” service will connect you with one of our panel of experienced members to help. For example, help with:

  • Finding out how to use a particular website or resource

  • Understanding an unfamiliar term or phrase in a record

  • Get recommendations for where to find records

  • and more…

Email askqfhs@qfhs.org.au and find out how we can help.

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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Australian newspapers and substitutes af…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Australian newspapers and substitutes after the 1950s: 'What can we do when Trove runs out?’(Repeat)

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

Register using Eventbrite. Details of how to join the session will be s…

Read more...

Information technology security awarenes…

Presenter: Troy Jewell, Pure Security

When: Friday, 23 October 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.00 am

Information technology security awareness training

This is a FREE online event strictly for QFHS members only.

Join Pure Security consultant, , for a session on c…

Read more...

Writing your family history on a blog (S…

Presenter: Alex Daw and Pauleen Cass

When: Friday, 30 October 2020 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Writing your family history on a blog (Session 2)

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

Register using Eventbrite. Details of how to join the session will be s…

Read more...

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…

Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 13 November 2020 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (with a short tea-break)

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography (November)

This will be delivered online. 

Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial informatio…

Read more...

Queensland State Archives: Searching the…

Presenter: Julanne Neal

When: Friday, 27 November 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Queensland State Archives: Searching the new catalogue

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

Register using Eventbrite. Details of how to join the session will be s…

Read more...

Overseas newspapers for family history r…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 11 December 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Overseas newspapers for family history research

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

Register using Eventbrite. Details of how to join the session will be s…

Read more...

Findmypast Library Edition: available re…

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: Friday, 12 February 2021 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Findmypast Library Edition: available records and how best to search them

Queensland Family History Society currently has a worldwide subscription to Findmypast, featuring predominately records from Bri…

Read more...

Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 15 February weekly for six weeks

Finding your family: a beginners course in research

This event will be delivered online.

This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching …

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Putting your ancestors in their place: t…

Presenter/s: Dr Janet Few

When: Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Putting your ancestors in their place: ten steps to a one place study

Family historians normally focus on their own direct ancestors, but these ancestors did not live in isolation. They had neighbour…

Read more...

The 1939 Register: why is it invaluable?…

Presenter/s: Dr Penny Walters

When: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The 1939 Register: why is it invaluable?

The UK 1939 Register was used to produce 40 million Identity Cards during World War II, when rationing was introduced.

The Reg…

Read more...

 

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