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Qld Stations: Escott Station, Normanton, 1911; Auburn Station, Taroom. State Library of Queensland.

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Date and time: 02 Jun 2020 4:00 PM
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

Welcome to our new secretaries

We warmly welcome Alison Gardiner as the new Secretary of the Queensland Family History Society and Denise Clark-Dickson as Assistant Secretary.  Both joined the Management Committee and commenced in their roles on 11 May. Thank you and welcome to you both!

Many thanks also to Geoff Doherty, who resigned from the position of QFHS Secretary in April. Geoff took on the role of Secretary in January 2019, carrying out the role for more than a year with hard work and dedication. All the best, Geoff.

Fridays@QFHS are now being offered online

NEW Burial in Queensland: both an end and a means

NEW Google Maps for family history

Check the offering here.

Breaking News


During the COVID-19 lockdown, 

QFHS members

can access from home

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

Latest data available at QFHS Online Data

Open Source - no login required.

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

More datasets are being released each month

QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Library and Resource Centre is closed at present. We expect to reopen sometime July. Meanwhile, 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 every fortnight with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities

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

Whats New

Toowoomba railway Roll of Honour Board 1914-19 (No login required)

Details of 599 men from the Toowoomba district, Qld, who are commemorated on the Toowoomba Railway Roll of Honour Board 1914-19.

Royalty goes by rail - Greg Hallam

Queensland railways and some regal rail visitors

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

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

Burial in Queensland: both an end and a …

Presenter: Dr Kerry Raymond

When: Friday, 5 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Burial in Queensland: both an end and a means

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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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?

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Quee…

Presenter: Kerry Raymond

When: 19 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (with a short tea-break)

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

This will be delivered online. 

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

Read more...

Queensland School Records: What can I l…

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: Friday, 26 June 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

 Queensland School Records: What can I learn?

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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Google Maps for family history

Presenter: Susie der Kinderen

When: Friday, 3 July 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Google Maps for family history

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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The Genealogical Proof Standard: are you…

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

When: Friday, 10 July 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

The Genealogical Proof Standard: are your family history conclusions acceptable?

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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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 event will be delivered online.

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

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Using GENUKI to aid family history resea…

Presenter: Dr Geoff Morgan

When: Friday, 24 July 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Using GENUKI to aid family history research in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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Australian newspapers and substitutes af…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Friday, 14 August 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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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…

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Loving Aussie Libraries

Presenter: Susie der Kinderen

When: Friday, 9 October 2020 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Loving Aussie Libraries

Please note: This session will be delivered online.

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

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