Queensland Family History Society Inc


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QFHS Awards


QFHS Fellowship Awards

Fellowships Awards are the highest and most esteemed awards made by QFHS. They are made for life
The fellowhips are made to members to acknowledge:

  • Long and sustained positive promotion of the Society in all facets of family history and genealogy,
  • Ideas related to family history and genealogy carried through for the benefit of the Society, which raise the Society's stature or finances,
  • Continuous contribution to the running of the Society.

Six inaugural Fellowships were awarded in 2000:

  • Shauna Hicks
  • Eric Kopittke
  • Rosemary Kopittke
  • The late Dorothy Grice
  • Ann Swain
  • Tony Swain

On Monday 14 November 2016, the Society awarded two more Fellowships.
These were awarded to:

  • Dorothy Jeffrey
  • John Perryn

Award for Services to Family History

The Award for Services to Family History is presented annually to QFHS members who have made a significant contribution to family history. The award ceremony takes place at the Volunteers' Morning Tea each year.
Send your nomination (about 200 words) to the Secretary by 1 October. Please include your membership number.

Recipients of the QFHS Award for Services to Family History


Family History Book Award

Each year the Queensland Family History Society presents an Award for the best history of a Queensland family published in book form within the last five years.

Books submitted as entries must be the story of a family, not an individual. The entries must have significant Queensland content and some reference to the origins of the family prior to arrival in Australia. An index and the citation of references are of prime importance; maps, data and genealogical tables and illustrations are also important.

Entries close on 30 November and prizes are presented at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in June. Entries are now being sought for the Award closing 30 November 2020, for presentation in June 2021. Members and non-members may submit entries.

The award for the first prize winner in 2021 will be $250 and 12 months free single membership of the Society. The winning entry or entries will be reviewed in our journal The Queensland Family Historian.

Recipients of the QFHS Book Award


AFFHO Awards

The Award for Meritorious Service to Family History, the most prestigious award in the field of Family History in Australasia, is presented by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). Member societies of AFFHO can nominate candidates and the AFFHO Council selects the successiful nominees. 

QFHS Recipients of the Award for Meritorious Service to Family History