Queensland Family History Society Inc


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Government Houses: Fernberg, 1947; Old Governemnt House, 1960. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 06 Apr 2020 12:38 PM
Breaking News

QFHS members can access
Ancestry Library Edition
from their home computers. 

Ancestry has allowed the Society to make their website available to
members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This offer extends to 30 April 2020.

Latest data available at QFHS Online Data

Note: Much of this data is NOT available at
Findmypast, MyHeritage, FamilySearch or Ancestry

More datasets will be released for members to search from home including:

  • More cemetery records
  • Railway employees
  • and much more.
 Special Offer

During our library closure, join us with a

discounted membership

$70 (single members)

$105 (dual membership)

Use the code COVID-19

Join  QFHS or renew Membership

QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve taken the decision to close our Library and Resource Centre and to suspend our events and meetings until the end of April – and quite possibly for some time beyond then. If you have registered for an affected event, you will hear from us personally.

Members can view our Online Access materials, including at-home access to billions of global historical records via MyHeritage. We are adding more datasets, information pieces and presentations to our online collection each week.

We are sending a special edition of Snippets to members weekly, with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities at this time. Email snippets@qfhs.org.au if you’ve items to share.

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

Whats New

Using indexes: tips and traps

A quick guide to using indexes for family history research

Accessing FamilySearch images

You can try this at home

Finding your famly: a beginners course  July 2020

Commences Monday 13 July 2020

The Huguenots: the almost-forgotten people

Saturday, 25 July 2020


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.



QFHS members can access MyHeritage at our 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.

Our Future

The fourth communique about possible amalgamation of QFHS and GSQ has been sent to members. Read more here, along with details of how to have your say.


See more of our news
on our News Page

QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

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

This event is postponed

Come along to hear about the introduction of trams to Brisbane in the 1880s, part of Brisbane's soci…

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…

Presenter: Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 24 April 2020 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (with a short tea-break)

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography

The delivery of this event will be advised

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


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

This event will be held in October, circumstances permitting.

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…


Finding your family: a beginners course …

Presenter/s: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 13 July 2020 weekly for six weeks

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 …


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…