Thursday, June 25, 2015

What's On ? - Friday 26th June - Thursday 2 July

Lawnton Cemetery gravestones and gum trees
Lawnton Cemetery Tour 2015
Here's what's happening around Brisbane local and family history wise over the next week....

Friday 26 June - 9:30-11:30am - Toowong Library

Toowong and District Historical Society's guest speaker will be Lisa Jones of the Queensland Police Museum. Lisa will speak about the Queensland Police Museum and the history of the Queensland Police Service. For more details click here.

Saturday 27 June  - 10:00am-11:30am at the Queensland Family History Society

At each meeting, we demonstrate the Family Tree Maker® program. If you wish, bring your personal computer, tablet or smart phone and follow us on the big screen.  For more info click here.

Monday 29 June - 9:00-11:00am - Toowong Library

Learn how to search the genealogical records and use family history tools available on Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource. Presented by the Genealogical Society of Queensland. Bookings required. 

Tuesday 30 June - 1:00-2:00pm - Caboolture Library

Learn about the history of Australian servants from convict to free settlement, including life from a servant’s perspective and also complaints masters made about their servants. Bookings required.

Wednesday 1 July - 1:00-2:30pm Coopers Plains Library

Come and discuss the history of Coopers Plains and the surrounding suburbs. No bookings required.  For more info click here.

Thursday 2 July - 6:00-7:50pm Wynnum Library

Family historians are invited to bring their project to the library and search for their ancestors for a couple of hours in congenial company. Bookings required.

Thursday 2 July - 6:30-8:00pm Arana Hills Library

Interested in your family history or genealogy? Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? Could you use some advice or assistance in researching your family tree? Would you like to know more about the genealogy resources at your local library (including Ancestry.com)? If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, come and meet with your local Family History Group. Everyone is welcome to these regular meetings. 

Thursday 2 July - 7:00-9:00pm - Toowong State School Historical Library

The speaker for the Toowong History Group for July is Phil Manning from the Museum of Brisbane who will show Brisbane at the turn of the 20th Century through the 50 years of Photography captured by Alfred Elliot 1890 to 1940. Such a great exhibition - go and see it if you can...

Phew!  Plenty to satisfy the family or local history fiend :)

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