Queensland Family History Society Inc


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QFHS and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’ve taken the decision to close our Library and Resource Centre at present. We are monitoring the situation and will reopen in due course.

You can contact us with research queries and requests for assistance at askqfhs@org.au

Many of the events and meetings we would have held at the library are now being held online. This includes our monthly members' meetings as well as many of our educational events.

Members can view our Online Access materials, including at-home access to billions of global historical records via MyHeritage, Ancestry, Findmypast, TheGenealogist and Irish Ancestors. We are adding more datasets, information pieces and presentations to our online collection each week.

We are sending a special edition of Snippets to members frequently, with plenty of ideas to help your family history activities at this time. Email snippets@qfhs.org.au if you’ve items to share.

We’ll keep you posted on any changes. Do please take care in these extraordinary times.



QFHS members can access MyHeritage at our library and from their home computers via the QFHS website.

MyHeritage can help you with your genealogy search. Its genealogy search engine allows you to search thousands of databases simultaneously. In one search, you can cover multiple spelling variations, phonetic synonyms, and much more.

Our Future

The fourth communique about possible amalgamation of QFHS and GSQ has been sent to members. Read more here, along with details of how to have your say.

Services To Family History

Schuetz C

Chris Schuetz

Winner of the 2019 Award for Services to Family History.

This is presented annually to QFHS members who have made a significant contribution to family history.


QFHS Celebrates 40th Anniversary
12 October 2019

Past Presidents

More than seventy members gathered at Gaythorne to celebrate the
Society's achievements over the last 40 years.

Eight of our fifteen Past Presidents (shown above) were in
attendance: (L to R) Evelyn Miller (Foundation Member), 
Chris Gibbs (QFHS President), Paula Crowe (Foundation Member),
Dorothy Jeffrey (Past President), John Perryn (Past President),
Ann Swain (Foundation Member/Past President and Secretary), 
Kevin Haley (Past President), Bev Young (Past President and Secretary).

You can see more photographs from our anniversary event here.

Presentation of QFHS
Pre-Separation Group Certificate
16 October 2019

Marion Atkinson
Marion Atkinson presented with her certificate
by Jenny Davidson and Ann Swain
(Convenors of QFHS Pre-Separation Group)

Toowoomba and Darling Downs
Family History Society and
Toowoomba Historic Railway Station

Toowoomba Railway Station
Honour Board

On 8 October, a group from Queensland Family History visited Toowoomba and
Darling Downs Family History Society and the historic Toowoomba Railway Station.

The assistance from Marie and Marionne was very much appreciated
as was the tour of the Historic Railway Station, including the 
Historic Railways Honour Board, with Greg Hallam, Qld Rail Historian.

Ruth Bonetti (1)

QFHS Book Award 2019

presented to

Ruth Bonetti

pictured here with Book Award Coordinator, Gayle Thomsett

at the

QFHS Annual General Meeting

Mary King

2018 Services to Family History

Mary King
is the 2018 recipient of the 
QFHS Services to Family History Award,
pictured with Bev Bonning and
Bev Young, QFHS President

Are you descended

from anyone on this list?

The Dalwood Restoration Association , Inc., which consists of descendants of the Wyndham family and descendants of some of the convicts assigned to work for them, is holding a function

on 7 September 2019

at the Dalwood Estate Cellars, 
Branxton, NSW.

The purpose of the function is to bring together the descendants of anyone who worked on one of the Wyndham properties at any time between 1828 and 1900.

As you would appreciate, identifying the convicts, Indigenous people, free settlers, colonial-born employees, and the German vine-dressers is challenging.

If you would like to join the Dalwood Restoration Association or are interested in further information on the 'Descendants' Day at Dalwood', please contact:

Don Seton Wilkinson
Hon. Secretary
Dalwood Restoration Association, Inc.



The Queensland Registry of 
Births, Deaths and Marriages
has released a YouTube video
Death Records of World War I Soldiers

 Lyn Hooper

Lyn Hooper
received an
Everton Electorate
Volunteer Award
on Sunday 4 November 2018.
Congratulation, Lyn

QFHS was at Congress 2018 
Bridging the Past and the Future

Click to see more

2018 Congress1
Charlotte Sale and Lisa Louise Cooke

Family Search

FamilySearch Update

As you know, FamilySearch discontinued its 
80-year-old microfilm distribution service.

You may also know that FamilySearch 
makes its digital image collections accessible
on the FamilySearch website.

We are pleased to announce that, as a
FamilySearch Affiliate Library,
our members may now access a range of
digitised microfilms using the computers
at our Library and Resource Centre.

Read more here: FamilySearch Digital Images 

Our New Fellows

 Fellow 1

 QFHS President Bev Young, QFHS Fellow Dorothy Jeffrey,
QFHS Patron, His Excellency, Governor of Queensland, 
the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC,
QFHS Fellow John Perryn.

Read more.