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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

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

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Friday, 16 April 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Editing and indexing your family history book

Presenter: Jennie Fairs

Are you writing up your family history? Whether you plan on publishing your material online, as an e-book or fully printed hard copy, you will eventually need to edit and index your work.

With over 25 years’ experience in the publishing industry, Jennie will show you what professional editors do and how you can edit your family history like a professional, as well as providing tips on indexing your family history.

Our speaker: Jennie Fairs

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Friday, 23 April 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

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>>>

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Friday, 30 April 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

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Friday, 14 May 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Bringing your ancestors to life: triumphs and trials of publishing a family history

Presenter: Clem Ditton, Dr Geoff Morgan, Ludij Peden, Sue Reid

Have you ever wanted to write a family history book? Maybe you are in the process of writing.

In preparing a book for physical publication or publishing online, authors need to make many decisions: what family or families to include, about privacy, what size book, online or in hardback to name a few. Authors also find they need to seek a great deal of help and advice.

Join a panel of four recently published authors to hear of their experience, their triumphs, and how they tackled the difficulties.

Your questions welcome.

Panelists: Clem DittonDr Geoff MorganLudij PedenSue Reid

Chair: Dr Kerry Raymond 

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Friday, 28 May 2021
10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Researching your relatives in Western Australia

Presenter: Neil Bradley

Neil's presentation highlights the key websites to use to discover information about your Western Australian  ancestors and relatives with some hints as to how to get the most from each site.

He will also cover other key sources of information in WA including what is available at Family History Western Australia (FHWA) and on the FHWA website.

Our speaker: Neil Bradley

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Friday, 11 June 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Researching in Victoria: tips, tricks, and good advice

Presenter: Susie Zada

There are, of course, similarities between researching in different States and Territories in Australia but there are also many differences and unique resources. This presentation will look at a wide range of resources in a number of archives with extra emphasis on those available online.

Susie will address research of pre-European inhabitants, early settlement inhabitants, as well as those in the District of Port Phillip and the Colony of Victoria – pre and post Federation.  With more than 35 years’ experience in Family History and Local History research in Victoria, Susie will cover many topics and point you in the right direction for your research.

Our Speaker: Susie Zada

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Friday, 9 July 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am