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Fridays 220 X 132The Education Sub-Committee organises a number of workshops and training courses on Fridays at the Library and Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne. 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

$11.00 Members    $15.00 Non-Members  

How to book for Fridays@QFHS 

Terms and Conditions

Event/Presenter Date Limit

Researching your Italian ancestors

Presenter: Charlotte Sale

This session will show you how to start your Italian family research.

You will learn to manage the challenge of reading documents in Italian or Latin.

In addition, you will discover how to find records of your family in Italy including those for births, deaths, and marriages.

We will also discuss how to navigate Italy’s complicated history to find the right archive.

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Friday, 14 February 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Queensland Globe: get hands-on with Queensland geography

Presenter: Kerry Raymond

Queensland Globe is an interactive mapping website providing access to the spatial information held by the Queensland Government. It is a powerful tool with an extensive array of information that can be overlaid on the maps, but it can be overwhelming for the beginner.

This hands-on session will be aimed at beginners including: navigating around the Globe, searching for locations by a range of methods, obtaining information about a particular place, and working with the hundreds of built-in data layers (some of which will be included in the presentation).

Some of the limitations of the Qld Globe will also be discussed. Note that Queensland Globe primarily deals with current information rather than historical information. However, there will be examples of how Queensland Globe can be used to help with your history research.

Read more about Queensland Globe

Our presenter, Kerry Raymond

Please note: As this is a hands-on computer-based session, participants should be confident with basic computer skills, using keyboard and mouse, copying and pasting.

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Friday, 28 February 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Which DNA test is right for you?

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

How can DNA help you find your family?

Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research?

This session is a primer for those intending to take DNA testing, whatever their interest.

This session is the first of two.  In the second session in June, we will look at the results received.

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Friday, 13 March 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am

History of Brisbane trams and their contribution to Brisbane’s development

Presenter: Robert Scott

Come along to hear about the introduction of trams to Brisbane in the 1880s, part of Brisbane's social heritage. The development of Brisbane’s tram network is linked to the development of Brisbane suburbs and councils, including Chermside, Ithaca, Wooloowin, Hamilton, Mt Gravatt, Camp Hill, and Moorooka.
You will hear about the first power station in Brisbane city for the tram system and the network of substations along the tram routes. The open bogie cars of Brisbane trams were suited to Brisbane’s sub-tropical climate.
Please note: this talk is on the third Friday of the month, as the second Friday of the month is Good Friday.

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Friday, 17 April 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Google for family history

Presenter: Susie der Kinderen

We use Google for many reasons, however using Google for efficient family history research and to obtain good results requires a few extra skills. 

Come along to this session and learn how to:

  • Use the advanced search function areas
  • Construct specific queries
  • Set up alerts
  • Use the reverse image search
  • Use Google Maps and Google Earth

In addition, you will learn about some of the other features of Google that will be useful for your family research.

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Friday, 8 May 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am

What does my DNA test tell me?

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

Attendees from 13 March session only.

This session allows you to discuss their test results from the March session, to find out what the results mean, and what you should do next.

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Friday,12 June 2020
10.00 am - 11.30 am