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LearnThe Education Sub-Committee organises a number of workshops and training courses. 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

Presentation mode  
$15 members (QFHS and GSQ) $25 Non-Members
Hand-on mode  
$20 members (QFHS and GSQ) $30 Non-Members
Finding your Family  
 $60 members (QFHS and GSQ) $90 Non-Members 

How to book for Learn@QFHS 

Terms and Conditions

Presentations will be recorded where indicated. These recordings will be available only to those who have registered and paid before the event.

Event/Presenter Date Limit

Finding your Queensland Country Women's Association History

Presenter: Jeni Bush

In 2022, the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) celebrated 100 years of continuous service. Since 1922, branches have been formed in small country communities and larger Queensland cities. Younger sets have been formed. Seaside homes have been acquired for the use of visiting members. Funds were raised and hostels for waiting mothers and rural students were built, maintained, and managed by local branches and State Divisions. These branches and Divisions have been part of the social fabric of Queensland and in particular Queensland women since their formation.

Over the years the women have produced cookery books and quilts and lobbied for practical help for their communities.

Jeni will give us an overview of her archive and what can be found there, how and when the resources can be accessed, and information about where else we could search for information on our QCWA ancestors.

Presenter: Jeni Bush

Register Online

Friday, 9 February 2024
10.00 am - 11.30 am AEST (No daylight saving)

Finding your family: the fundamentals of research

Presenter: QFHS Tutors

This event will be delivered online.

This six week course will be very comprehensive for someone wanting to start researching their family history, but unsure of the process. Content will include sources, methodology, organisation, repositories, DNA, and much more. Registrations will be limited to 10 people.

$60.00 members and $90.00 non-members (see inclusions below)

The cost includes:

  • The bookWhere do I start?: a brief guide to researching your family in Australia and New Zealand by Shauna Hicks 2nd Edition (rrp $25).
  • For non-members, complimentary use of the QFHS Library and Resource Centre and members area of the website for the term of the course.

Please note: This is a evening course 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST (GMT+10)

The course accommodates 10 participants only.

Ticket sales close on Monday, 5 February 2024.

Presenters: QFHS Tutors

The dates are:

  1. Monday 12 February 2024
  2. Monday 19 February 2024
  3. Monday 26 February 2024
  4. Monday 4 March 2024
  5. Monday 11 March 2024
  6. Monday 18 March 2024 

What our past participants say...

  Thank you for a wonderful course and I look forward to joining in on many more in the future.

  Yes this course met my expectations and more.

  This course helped me focus on my research and organising records

Please read our cancellation and non-attendance policy

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Commences Monday 12 February 2024 weekly for six weeks
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST (QLD time - no daylight saving)

Photogenealogy: An Introduction

Presenter: Ann Larkham

Do you have old family photos?

Are they organised and are they safe?

Do you wish you could enjoy and share your photos?

To help you address the issues raised by these questions, this talk will introduce you to Photogenealogy – what it is and how you can do it.

The organisation and care of both digital and physical photos will be outlined along with ideas for enhancing and sharing your family photos. The talk will conclude with ideas for creating a treasured and valuable photo legacy.

The recording of this event will be available for two weeks to QFHS members who have registered for the event.

Presenter: Ann Larkham

Register Online

Thursday, 7 March 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving