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Stockmen: Lake Clarendon stockmen; Stonelands stockmen. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 07 Dec 2023 11:42 AM

Overseas Memberships



Overseas Memberships are available only to individuals who are not residents of Australia. 

The cost of new and renewing Overseas Memberships does not include the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

 Benefits are the same as those enjoyed by country and interstate members - see here.




Ulster Historical Foundation Talks

Friday 16 February 2024

Advance your knowledge of Irish research at this very special morning featuring guests from the Ulster Historical Foundation.This event is your gateway to tracing your roots, connecting with your ancestors, and embracing your unique heritage.

Slea Head


  • Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish Family History research
  • The importance of gravestone inscriptions and funerary monuments in Irish research
  • Irish education and school records: the records of the National Education system
  • Getting the most out of Griffith’s Valuation

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Let's unlock the secrets of your Irish heritage together Speakers:Fintan Mullan is the Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation. A pioneer in the creation of online resources for Irish research Fintan has maintained the Foundation’s prominence in digital database developments for Irish genealogy. He has also managed the production of over 100 publications, including the popular Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors, and has lectured extensively on Irish history and genealogy in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New  Zealand.



Gillian Hunt is the Research Officer with the Ulster Historical Foundation and is responsible for managing the Foundation's many genealogical activities. Gillian also carries out research for clients and is a hugely experienced user of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office. She regularly teaches courses and gives talks on family history in the rest of Ireland.



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Registration Information:Tickets for this unique event are limited, so secure your spot now to embark on an unforgettable journey of family history exploration.

Registration Information:

Tickets for this unique event are limited, so secure your spot now to embark on an unforgettable journey of family history exploration. 

Early bird pricing is available for a limited time.

$40 Members QFHS/GSQ
$50 Non members

From 12 December, ticket prices will be $50 for Members and $60 for Non Members

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with your roots and gain the skills and knowledge to pursue your own research interests.Want more help with your Irish family history research?

Immerse yourself over three days with the Ulster Historical Foundation talks at other Queensland venues.

The Genealogical Society of Queensland is offering a mini-seminar - Thursday 15th February. For more information click here.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast is also hosting the UHF on Saturday 17th February. For more information click here. 

The value of volunteering



We rely completely on the support and contributions of our volunteers. Why not join us? Volunteering is ‘win-win’ – it benefits both the individual and the Society. There really is something for everyone.Check out the Volunteers page for more information on the roles currently available and express interest today.  If you’re unsure of how you can contribute, supply a few details and our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Caroline Brudell, will be in contact for a chat. There really is something for everyone.

Queensland School Pupils Index Part 7

319,500 new records added 29 September 2023

QSPI 7 now exceeds 2.3 million records!

The Book Names Accumulation Index flies past 350,000 entries and aims to reach 400,000 by year’s end!


Congratulations to the Digitising and Indexing team working to give all our members access to names locked inside our book collection.

For members with a family connection to the Queensland Baptist Church you might like to check out the recent addition of almost 26,000 names of office bearers between 1907 and 1969.

QFHS - Searchable datasets - scroll down to Miscellaneous Category, Login and follow the prompts.Global Keyword SearchSearch 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..



QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

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 Association History

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


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…


Talking about...researching a biography


When: Wednesay, 28 February 2024 - 10.00 am - 12:00 noon AEST (No daylight saving)

Talking about...researching a biography

Are you curious about a particular ancestor? Would you like to write about this ancestor? What can you do to diminish the possibi…


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 …


Talking about...everything automobile re…


When: Wednesay, 27 March 2024 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving

Talking about...everything automobile related

Whether you or your ancestor was connected to the automobile industry, or you want help to identify and date a motor car in an ol…



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