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Fridays@QFHS

Fridays 220 X 132The Education Sub-Committee organises a number of workshops and training courses on Fridays. In the current situation, these events are held online.These sessions focus mainly on the different aspects of the Resources collections, but can include other related topics. Limited places available for each session, so bookings are essential.

For further information, or suggestions for training course topics, contact Education.

 

 

Cost per Workshop/Course

2021 Presentation mode  
  $15 members (QFHS and GSQ) $25 Non-Members
  Hand-on mode  
  $20 members (QFHS and GSQ) $30 Non-Members

How to book for Fridays@QFHS 

Terms and Conditions

Event/Presenter Date Limit

Findmypast Library Edition: available records and how best to search them

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

Queensland Family History Society currently has a worldwide subscription to Findmypast, featuring predominately records from Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, and Canada.

There are a variety of ways to search the records, but which way will achieve the best results?

Join our presenter, Rosemary Kopittke to learn how to make the records work for you.

Register Online

Friday, 12 February 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am
25

Researching convict ancestors: Delving into NSW and Tasmanian records

Presenter: Jan Richardson

Finding out that you have a convict ancestor is an exciting discovery, not only because they are considered 'Australian royalty', but also because of the wealth of convict records that catalogue everything from the offence for which they were tried, to their height and eye colour.

But moving beyond shipping indents, tickets of leave, certificates of freedom and pardons, what else can be discovered from less well-utilised sources including court and gaol records, official correspondence, and government gazettes?

How do the convict records of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land differ?

And how can these records be combined with civil records and newspaper reports to produce a more accurate and complete picture of the life of your convict ancestor?

The session will be run on Zoom.
Our speaker: Jan Richardson

Register Online

Friday, 26 February 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am
25

Building research trees at Ancestry

Presenter: Christine Woodlands

An essential tool for solving your DNA dilemmas is quickly building ancestral tress for your genetic cousins.  In this session, we will explore using the power of Ancestry hints to build trees to search for the common ancestors your genetic cousins share.  We will see how brick walls can come crashing down by using a three prong approach to solving DNA dilemmas at AncestryDNA - grouping your matches, building research trees at Ancestry and using the 'What are the odds?' (WATO) tool at DNAPainter.  There will be time for questions.  The session will include case studies and useful resources will be provided to use after the session. 
The session will be run on Zoom and will not be recorded.
Our speaker: Christine Woodlands

Register Online

Friday, 12 March 2021
10.00 am - 12.00 noon
25

New Zealand sources

Presenter: Sarah Hewitt

New Zealand Society of Genealogists Board member, Sarah Hewitt, will present an overview of the records available to find your family in New Zealand. 

Sarah will talk about what records are available, where they are held, and how to access them from outside New Zealand. 

The session will be run on Zoom.
Our speaker: Sarah Hewitt

Register Online

Friday, 16 April 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am
25

Crafting genealogical proof

Presenter: Cyndi Ingle

An introduction to 'the what', 'the why', and 'the how' of writing a genealogical proof statement, summary, or argument.

Cyndi will show you how to take your research and deductions from documents (and your brain) and put it together on paper for future generations and researchers.

The session will be run on Zoom.
Our speaker: Cyndi Ingle, a genealogist for more than 40 years, is the creator of CyndisList.com and the author of numerous articles and three books. Cyndi is an expert in using technology for genealogy, research in the United States, and organizational methodology. Read more>>>

Register Online

Friday, 30 April 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am
25

Convicts at Moreton Bay: Beyond the Chronological Register of Prisoners

Presenter: Jan Richardson

Moreton Bay was a formidable place of secondary punishment where convicts were re-transported from 1824 to 1839 after committing a second (or third) offence in New South Wales. Most were returned to Sydney after their sentence, but others chose to stay when the penal settlement closed in 1839.

However, regardless of whether your convict ancestor’s stay at Moreton Bay was short or long, how can you find information about why they came here, what happened to them at Moreton Bay, and what effect it had on the rest of their lives?

Beyond the Moreton Bay Chronological Register of Prisoners, records you may not have consulted include the Book of Public Labour, the Book of Trials, convict hospital registers, and the correspondence of the Moreton Bay commandants.

The session will be run on Zoom.
Our speaker: Jan Richardson

Register Online

Friday, 14 May 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am
25