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MyHeritage

Myheritage

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.

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QFHS Queensland Family Historian Editorial Team

 Runner-up in the 2020 Nick Vine Hall Award


The Nick Vine Hall Award is made annually to member societies
for the best family history journal/newsletter in 
Australia and New Zealand.

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 The Queensland Family Historian Editor, Lyndal Cosgrove,

with QFHS President, Chris Gibbs.

 

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Lyndal Cosgrove 

2020 QFHS Services to Family History Award

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

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Lyndal Cosgrove

Lyndal is the editor of the Queensland Family Historian,
a member of the QFHS Management Committee,
and Speaker Coordinator for the Members' Meetings.

 

Congratulations

Sue Reid - our newest Fellow


Sue Reid has been admitted as a
Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society.
This is the highest honour the Society can bestow.


Sue has made outstanding contributions to many aspects of the Society.
Her dependable leadership, knowledge, supportive engagement and
hard work have delivered substantial and ongoing benefits.


Congratulations Sue and thank you for your exemplary service to our Society.

 

Presentation of QFHS

Pre-Separation Group Certificate
21 October 2020

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Lynora Conley presented with her certificate
by Jenny Davidson and Ann Swain
(Convenors of QFHS Pre-Separation Group)
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Ian Costin presented with his certificate
by Jenny Davidson and Ann Swain
(Convenors of QFHS Pre-Separation Group)

Our Future

The fifth 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
2019

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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)

 
 
Family Search

FamilySearch Update

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

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

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 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.