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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

Trove newspapers: keeping track of your research and helping other users.

Presenter: Sue Reid and John Warren

This session is for those who have some experience of using Trove Digitised Newspapers.

What are the benefits of having a Trove account? We will show you how to use tags, comments, and lists.

John Warren, Trove’s top text corrector, will share his insights to editing OCR text and assisting other users.

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Friday, 10 August 2018
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Preserving your memories

Presenter: Peter Zaini and Joanne Copp

Converting your old family home movies to a digital format.
Do you have old home movies which you would like to convert to a digital form? Peter Zaini started RetroMedia in 2006, turning his life-long hobby in audio and video production into a business.
RetroMedia has a three-pronged goal. Firstly, to rescue inaccessible memories from obsolete media before they fall victim to the ravages of time, and secondly, before the playback technology disappears. Also RetroMedia aims to make it easy to share your rescued memories with family and friends. Pete looks forward to sharing his solutions for future proofing your family memories.

Create a beautiful album to store and display memorabilia and images across time.
Most of us have family memorabilia we would like to display. One option is to create an album of memories to do just this. Joanne Copp started Inicio Albums in 2007. Her handmade albums become cherished keepsakes, capturing your family’s stories and special memories for you and future generations to enjoy. The albums blend both the digital and physical elements of family memories, allowing you to add to your family story over time as you discover more information and as your family expands. She looks forward to sharing with you how her albums can be used to do this.

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Friday, 24 August 2018
10.00 am - 11.30 am

DNA testing and genealogy: the basics

Presenter: Ann Swain

Are you interested in DNA testing to extend your family history or are you confused by test results?

This session will cover the basic biology and jargon so you can understand what the three main types of genetic genealogy DNA tests can give you. It will also cover the interpretation of the test results.

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Friday, 14 September 2018
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Bus trip to Queensland State Archives

Presenter: QSA staff

Join us for a visit and behind-the scenes tour of the Queensland State Archives. We will travel by bus from the Library and Resource Centre, leaving the QFHS Library and Resource Centre promptly at 9.00 am for the trip to Runcorn. You will need to be at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre by 8.45 am.

We will have some free time at the Archives before the Archivists take us on a behind-the-scenes tour.

After the tour, we will have more time in the Reading Room for your own research.

In the afternoon, the bus will leave QSA at approximately 2.45 pm to be back at the QFHS Library and Resource Centre at approximately 3.15 pm.

Cost of bus fare:
Members $20.00, non-members $25.00

Please note:

  • The behind-the-scenes tour will take about one (1) hour. During this time participants will be required to be on their feet and often in confined spaces.
  • You will need to take your own lunch and other snacks.
  • We will contact participants prior to the event to make arrangments for Readers' Tickets.

Closing date: 

Bookings for this trip will close on Friday 21 September 2018, to enable QSA to make arrangments for staff to guide the tour.

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Friday 12 October 2018
9.00 am - 3.15 pm

Under the Act: researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Presenter: Kathy Frankland

The 'Under the Act' presentation provides an overview of the administrative control of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland.

The presentation looks at the various pieces of State legislation which led to the large scale removal of Aboriginal people from their traditional countries and more specifically the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to missions, reserves and mainstream institutions.

The presentation will also cover how to undertake Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history in Queensland.

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Friday, 9 November 2018
10.00 am - 11.30 am