Queensland Family History Society Inc


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Country Members

If you are a member of QFHS who lives in the country (a member who lives more than 50 km from the Brisbane General Post Office), you can access the following special services:


Like all members of QFHS, you have access to the members only searchable databases available on our website.

Like all members of QFHS, you can use our Look-up Service (intended for a search in a resources held by the Society but not available online. You can make as many Look-up requests as you like, but you must wait for the reply to your current request before submitting another one.

In addition, as a country member, each year you are entitled to two free hours of Extended Research where we undertake research to try and answer a question that may require many resources to be consulted. If you require more that two hours, we can provide this at a discounted rate of $20 per hour. Further details are available on the Research Page.

Journal Loan Scheme (JLS)

The Society receives journals and newsletters from many other societies worldwide. These publications provide details about interstate and overseas sources and records, and are an excellent way for you to gain information about other areas. Country members may borrow a selection of these journals from:

You can select to receive up to ten (10) journals from the Journal Loan Scheme list.

When you request a journal, we will add your name to a circulation list for that publication. The circulation list and mailing labels are attached to the inside cover of the journal.  The journal is then posted to the first member on the list. When it is your turn to receive the journal, you have one week to read the journal before you post it on to the next member on the list. For further information email Journal Loan Scheme.

Visiting QFHS

If you are visiting Brisbane and wish to use the Library and Resource Centre, please contact the Secretary to make a booking for a computer or the digital microfiche/film reader, if required.

Special Christmas Arrangements

During the Christmas closure period, we can make special arrangements for you to access the library if you are visiting Brisbane during the holidays. Contact the Secretary at least a week beforehand.