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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

Australian biographical sources you should know about

Presenter: Sue Reid

Biographies can enrich our research, providing ready-made information for us to include in our family history. All sorts of biographic sources for Australians are freely available via dedicated websites, the QFHS website and subscription sites. As well, biographic collection, originally published in books, have been digitised and made available on the internet.

However, we need to consider why the biographies were written and who wrote them. The biographies we will be looking at are for Australian subjects and our scope is limited to those freely available on the internet. (Not included are single volume biography on individuals.)

Join us to discover some of the many sources of Australian biographic information available on the internet. 

Our presenter: Sue Reid

Register Online

Friday, 10 December 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Getting the most out of the Tasmanian Names Index

Presenter: Jan Richardson

A huge volume of Tasmanian records have been digitised and are available via the Tasmanian Names Index website. Births, marriage, and death entries, convict records, shipping records, wills and inquests, land and property records, and more can all be searched and downloaded for free.

Whether your ancestors were free immigrants or convicts transported to Tasmania, this session will give you the tools to confidently research your Tasmanian ancestors.

Our presenter: Jan Richardson

Register Online

Friday, 11 February 2022
10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Furthering your family history studies

Presenter: Guest presenters

If you are considering doing a course to continue your family history studies, then come talk to our panel of experts and discuss your options.  Whether it is through a university, genealogy society or other online organisation--a stand-alone course or certificate. 

Our panel has participated in and has experience with these institutions.  

Should you want to work towards a diploma or long-term degree or simply learn more about family history, find out the advantages and disadvantages and what you can expect.  Our panel will be Helen Smith, Rosemary and Eric Kopittke, Marg Doherty, Charlotte Sale, and Rosemary Gall.


Register Online

Friday, 18 February 2022
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Methodologies: researching, organising, assessing, evaluating with a view to writing.

Presenter: Clem Ditton and Ludij Peden

Are you thinking of writing a family history?

Do you want to know how and where to start?

Do you know if you have done enough research?

Do you want to know how to organise your thoughts and research?

Do you want to know how to set up your document to the best effect?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our presenters as they share their experience and give you an overview of possibilities to consider.

Our Panelists: Clem Ditton and Ludij Peden

Register Online

Friday, 25 March 2022
10.00 am - 11.30 am