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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

The Internet Archive

Presenter: Michelle Patient

The Internet Archive is an invaluable research tool within which many echoes from our past are stored. This often overlooked online repository has a wide range of freely available, digitised items and is a place you can store yours.

Michelle will take us on a tour of its various hidden treasures, as well as talk about its history, purpose, and usefulness.  It is also a place where you can deposit your digital items including text, picture and sound files and hence broaden its distribution to others now and into the future. 

Some items are deeply buried and not so easy to find, but when found they can be a great addition to adding social and historical context as well as providing useful genealogy evidence.

Our speaker: Michelle Patient

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Friday, 24 September 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

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

Presenter: Robert Thompson

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 presentation will be available via Zoom or at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne. You may select on the day how you wish to attend, and you need not advise us of how you wish to attend.

At this stage, Robert will be presenting at the Library and Resource Centre.

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Friday, 8 October 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am

A history of calendars for the genealogist

Presenter: Jenny Joyce

Have you ever wondered how a child, whose parents were married on 10 April 1603, could be baptized on 13 March 1603 and yet that child was born after his parents married? Or how someone who died 11 January 1740 had made a will on 28 December 1740?

Understanding the complexities and quirks of the Julian and Gregorian Calendars will shed light on these things, and more.

This talk will also delve into such things as Regnal Years, Dating by Saints Days, Quaker Dates, The Hebrew Calendar and French Republican Calendar.  

While researching your family history you might come across any of these forms of dates, and having watched this presentation you will be able to understand them and perhaps clear up a family mystery like the examples above.

Our presenter: Jenny Joyce

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Friday, 12 November 2021
10.00 am - 11.30 am