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 November Members' Meeting.
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

The Family History Book Award is presented to the author or authors producing the best history of a Queensland family. QFHS members and non-members may nominate for the award.

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