Queensland Family History Society Inc


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QFHS Awards and Honours

Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO) Award

The AFFHO Award for Meritorious Service to Family History is the most prestigious award in the field of family history in Australasia. We congratulate our QFHS members who have received this award.

  • Marianne Eastgate, 1991
  • Rosemary and Eric Kopittke, 2006
  • Paul Mackett, 2009
  • Shauna Hicks, 2009


mackett Eastgate
Paul Mackett Marianne Eastgate
Kopittke Hicks

Eric and
Rosemary Kopittke 

Shauna Hicks


Nick Vine Hall Award

AFFHO confers the Nick Vine Hall Award to promote family history journals and newsletters. The award also honours the memory of Nick Vine Hall, AM, who did much to retain the Australian census and to highlight genealogy through his radio broadcasts.

2010 First Place, Queensland Family Historian, Category B, Societies with more than 500 members

2016 Runner-up, Queensland Family Historian, Category B, Societies with more than 500 members


National Trust Heritage Award

Queensland National Trust's annual awards recognise achievements in identifying, conserving, and promoting Queensland's cultural heritage.

2010 Gold Award, Queensland founding families, Community Awards Category


John Oxley Library Award

The Library Award, presented by the State Library of Queensland, promotes the value of historical knowledge to Queenslanders’ continuing understanding of themselves and each other, and recognises an outstanding contribution to the appreciation of Queensland's History.

2007 John Oxley Library Award, Queensland Family History Society Publication Group

The QFHS Publications Group won the inaugural John Oxley Library Award


John Oxley Community History Award

The Community History Award recognises the rich history of Queensland’s diverse communities, and seeks to encourage the communication of those histories in varied formats. This award was inaugurated in 2010.

2010 Highly Commended, John Oxley Community History Award, Queensland founding families