Thursday, July 30, 2015

What's On Thursday 31 July - Friday 6 August

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Oh my goodness....we are on the threshold of National Family History Month initiated by AFFHO and what treats lay in store when we open the door! To find out what's on in Queensland in August click here.  If you want to participate in Shauna Hicks' 31 Genealogy Activities for August click here.

Here is a glimpse of what else is on around the traps:

Friday 31 July

6:00-7:00pm The Bicycle in War Time Redcliffe Library

Bicycles played an integral role in the Boer War, WWI and WWII. Jim Fitzpatrick, author of The Bicycle in Wartime, gives a fully illustrated talk on the role of bicycles in war

Saturday 1 August 

9:00am-12:30pm Newspapers: People, places and events Qld Baptists Conference Centre Gaythorne QFHS $15 members $20 non-members


Sue Reid Convenor QFHS Education Sub-Committee and Stephanie Ryan from SLQ will deliver an informative session on search strategies for digitised newspapers on Trove and other gateways as well as accessing papers in other formats e.g. paper and microform.

10:00am-2:00pm GSQ Open Day 

Free tours of the Library and Resource Centre every half-hour.Enjoy a cuppa and chat to ou rknowledgeable volunteers.Discover something new about your family.Displays by GSQ Interest Groups.

10:00am-12:00pm Ashgrove Historical Society at Ashgrove Library

Maria McLennan will talk about her mother, well-known and much loved local historian, Meta Truscott. Maria will refer to a selection of Meta's diaries, some of which staff will make available from the Fryer Library, University of Queensland.

Sunday 2 August 

10:00am -2:30pm English/Irish Group at GSQ

The aim of the Group is to assist members with their research into their English, Welsh or Irish ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources.

Monday 3 August 

10:00am-11:30am Women @ War in Brisbane During WW2 Albany Creek Library

Women played important roles during WWII, both at home and in uniform. They gave their time, energy and some even gave their lives.

1:00-3:00pm DNA for Beginners Wynnum Library

How can DNA help you find family? Are you planning to submit a DNA sample for testing to assist in your research? This session is a primer for those intending to take DNA testing for all male and all female lines. Presented by Chris Schuetz, Queensland Family History Society Inc. Bookings required.

Tuesday 4 August

Members and non-members are welcome to join us in our library to do some research and get some assistance on problems and brick walls. There is no charge for research on these days.

10:30am-12:00pm Bulimba and District Historical Society

Discuss the history of Bulimba and surrounding suburbs. If you have a passion for local history, come and join in.

Wednesday 5 August 

1:00pm-3:00pm Researching WWI Ancestors Noosaville Library

Chrissy Fletcher, founder of Adopt-A-Digger project, will guide you through the process of researching a WWI soldier or nurse, including finding military records, cemetery and battle information. This is a Family History Month event. 
Free. Bookings required.

6:30pm-8:00pm Coopers Plains Local History Society

Come and discuss the history of Coopers Plains and the surrounding suburbs.

Thursday 6 August 

6:00pm-7:50pm Family History Up Late 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.

6:30-8:00pm Family History Group Arana Hills Library

Meet with your local Family History Group. Everyone is welcome to these regular meetings.


Have a great week everyone!

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