Queensland Family History Society Inc


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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

Research in Cornwall

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

Cornish Jacks and Jennies, anyone? Cornish research has some particular challenges but also many advantages - once you know where to look. Find out at this session.

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Friday, 9 August 2019
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Researching, filing, and organising family history--September

Presenter: Panelists

Four experienced family historians will share their expertise of their research methods. They will also explain how they file and store family history information. 

QFHS has received many requests for information and help on getting some order into family history research and records: how to research in a methodical manner, how to file information efficiently, and how to store the information so it can be retrieved easily. Join our experts to see how they achieve this.

Our presenters: Pauleen Cass, Janice Cooper, Doug Moss, Dr Keith Treschman

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Friday, 13 September 2019
10.00 am - 11.30 am

Using digitised maps to enhance research

Presenter: Map Team

This workshop will show you how to find and use Queensland Parish maps and other information on the web, relate Topographic and Cadastral data to research and search for place names. There will be a short question time at the end. 

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Friday, 11 October 2019
10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Bus trip to Queensland State Archives--2019

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 11 October 2019, to enable QSA to make arrangments for staff to guide the tour.

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Friday 25 October 2019
9.00 am - 3.15 pm

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, 8 November 2019
10.00 am - 11.30 am