The Extended Research Service is available to members of QFHS at $20 per hour and to non-members at $40.00 per hour. Members of QFHS who live further than 50 km from the Brisbane GPO are entitled to two (2) hours free research per year.
The Research Team will provide the result of the search undertaken including a list of the sources checked both successfully and unsuccessfully. Where appropriate, the Research Team may suggest details of further avenues of research. The Research Team will answer all enquiries in the order received; turnaround time for research is usually 3-4 weeks.
The Team can undertake research using the records available at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre. We regret we are not able to undertake research at external libraries and archives.
A request for the Extended Research Service should be made by post, by completing an Extended Research Request. It is important that the form is completed with all known information. Not only will that save us time but it will also save you money as we will not duplicate research that you may have already done. Payment for the research must be made in advance by cheque, money order, Visa or MasterCard.
Privacy restrictions prevent us from researching living people, e.g. birth parents or lost living relatives. If you are seeking this type of information, you may consider contacting The Salvation Army Family Tracing Service
Should you require extensive research that may involve a number of repositories, you could contact the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents (AAGRA)
Contact the Research Team