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Date and time: 26 Sep 2023 10:27 AM

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Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7

365,000 new records added 1 April 2023


Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7


A further 365,800 entries have just been added to the online Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7 database. The additional data includes names from 193 schools – all from admission registers. The schools include both large and small from across Queensland – including a number of very large schools such as Birkdale SS, Bremer SHS, Bulimba SS, Cairns North SS, Cairns SHS, Caloundra SS, Camp Hill schools, Edge Hill SS, Geebung SS, Graceville SS, and Hughenden SS. There are also many small to very small schools such as Calen SS, Gadgarra SS, Gilbert River SS, Gungaloon SS, Harrisons Pocket SS, Haystack SS, Hirstglen SS, Hungerford SS, Lower Gregory SS, Myra SS, and Perthton SS.

Some of these schools, as well as others previously indexed, include adult students not just those we might usually expect to find. Be aware also that some students appear multiple times for the same school because a decision was made to partially rewrite and/or renumber the entries. It is definitely worth looking at all the entries for each student.

Check the uploaded List of schools for all those marked “new” to find out all the 193 schools that have had records added.

School admission records can provide so much information not accessible elsewhere. Once an entry is found in the index researchers should follow up to find the original register which will give the age (or birthdate), the address, parent’s occupation, religion and progress through the grades. Many entries provide further information on vaccinations and general information about the student. The Queensland State Archives has indicated that all the admission registers they hold are now available as digital copies.

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Whats New

June 2023

Did you know that you can search the

Queensland Family Historian Names Index 1979-2023.

This Index is updated after every new edition and our journal is available online.


The QFHS Books Name Accumulation Index has now passed 350,250 names. 

This index contains names of early Queensland families across a variety of areas.

Just a few of titles recently indexed from the Print Library shelves are as follows:

  • To elevate, regulate and perfect : the Nudgee College class of 1962 : fifty years
  • Canvas of dreams : a history of Marist College Ashgrove to 1990
  • Reigning supreme : Camden Park Scout Group 1970 – 1990
  • A cargo of women: Susannah Watson and the convicts of the Princess Royal
  • Index to the Lutherans of the Logan district of Queensland. 2nd ed

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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.

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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

Talking about ... Poetry

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Poetry

Poets can help us place our ancestor by:

  • Time period – perhaps Oliver Goldsmith in the 1700s
  • Occupation - Oliver Goldsmith …

Follow the Gold: Tracing Mining Ancestor…

Presenter: Shauna Hicks

When: Friday, 13 October 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Follow the Gold: Tracing Mining Ancestors in Australia

The presentation covers a wide variety of resources across Australia, such as Trove, trade unions, hospitals and historical insti…


Talking about ... Why join a family hist…

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: Wednesay, 25 October 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon

Talking about ... Why join a family history society?

Family history or genealogical societies have at their foundation a motivation to assist people in researching their family histo…


Who Rocked the Cradle? Women of the Digg…

Presenter: Dr Dorothy Wickham

When: Friday, 10 November 2023 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Who Rocked the Cradle? Women of the Diggings

The fight was for the right to vote; for equality; as well as for basic human rights. How women strove to exercise and exert thei…


Finding your Queensland Country Women's …

Presenter: Jeni Bush

When: Friday, 9 February 2024 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Finding your Queensland Country Women's History

In 2022, the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) celebrated 100 years of continuous service. Since 1922, branches have …


Talking about ... postal and telecommuni…

Presenter: Nancy Edwards

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2023 - 10.00 am - 12 noon AEST (No Daylight Saving)

Talking about ... postal and telecommunications.

Knowing about postal and telecommunication history can help us complete the time line of our own family tree.

  • How many mail d…

Finding your family: the fundamentals of…

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

When: Commences Monday 12 February 2024 weekly for six weeks - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST (QLD time - no daylight saving)

Finding your family: the fundamentals of research

This event will be delivered online.

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


Photogenealogy: An Introduction

Presenter: Ann Larkham

When: Thursday, 7 March 2024 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving

Photogenealogy: An Introduction

Do you have old family photos?

Are they organised and are they safe?

Do you wish you could enjoy and share your photos?

To …



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