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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 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 daytime course 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm AEST (GMT+10)

The course accommodates 10 participants only.

Ticket sales close on Monday, 1 July 2024.

Presenters: QFHS Tutors

The dates are:

  1. Monday 8 July 2024
  2. Monday 15 July 2024
  3. Monday 22 July 2024
  4. Monday 29 July 2024
  5. Monday 5 August 2024
  6. Monday 12 August 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

Register Online

Commences Monday 8 July 2024 weekly for six weeks
10:30 am - 12:00 pm AEST (QLD time - no daylight saving)

TimeLines in Research

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Harrison

STEP IN TIME: Time Lines research value with Jennifer Harrison

This event will be recorded and the recording will be available to registrants for 30 days from the date of the presentation.

Taking a lead from Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, Jennifer is suggesting you take advantage of TimeLine methodology by taking a step in time.

Not only is this application useful for people but also for locations, events and time periods and it has an uncomplicated structure, limited only by your own imaginations. It is a format that will simplify research, storage and lengthy explanations to 'perhaps' relatives. For organizational purposes (efficiency, facilities, ease and familiarity), offered by employing the alphabet and numbers, particularly dates, this method cannot be surpassed.

Come on, kick your knees up!

The event will be held at 10 am Queensland, Australia time.

Presenter: Dr Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison is a research fellow with the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at The University of Queensland following a career mainly based on history and biographical research.

One of her main interests has been the worldwide input of the ‘Coming of the Strangers’ to nineteenth century Queensland.

Tracing the origins of these pioneers - convicts, British soldiers, farmers, explorers and a complexity of others - raised many intriguing questions leading to much travelling over many years seeking answers.

These research adventures have been a delight, as has investigating her own extended family connections which had its Australian genesis in 1792.

Register Online

Wed, Jul 10, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM AEST (GMT+10) No daylight saving