Thursday, August 20, 2015

What's On - Friday 21 August - Thursday 27 August 2015

YININMADYEMI Thou didst let fall artwork by Tony Albert in Hyde Park Sydney to commemorate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who served in the military

It's been another full week as part of National Family History Month and we're getting a bit excited where I work as we draw closer to another milestone on our WWI project.  I've taken the liberty of including the DVD launch next Wednesday in the list of events below.  

This week I went to my first A Night in the JOL and was delighted to meet Les Tobin whom, up til now, I've only met virtually on Jill Ball's GeneaHangouts on air.  We enjoyed seeing the Distant Lines exhibition on Level 2 of SLQ.  It is magnificent and I'm definitely going back again for a better look.

I am also delighted to report that the Mander Jones publications awards were announced at the Australian Society of Archivists Awards on Tuesday night in Hobart.  The lovely Saadia Thomson-Dwyer from Queensland State Archives won the the national award for the best publication that uses features or interprets Australian archives.  If you haven't seen her book The Banyo boys 1914-1918 : biographies of the men from the Banyo district who served in the great war (including a short history of the Banyo Memorial School of Arts Hall) you can get hold of it at our library service here.  Congratulations Saadia - well deserved!

Finally I was really pleased to hear on ABC Radio yesterday morning that you can now do Organ Tours at Brisbane City Hall. To book click here.  They're held every fortnight on a Tuesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 and are free.  Yay!

Friday 21 August

1:30pm - 3:00pm Genealogy Online - Wynnum Library
Learn how to search for your ancestors online. Beginners and more advanced participants welcome. Bookings required.

2:00pm - 3:00pm Ancestors in Church - Burpengary Library
Using Church Publications – Shauna Hicks explores an underutilised resource that can provide information on our ancestors not likely to be found elsewhere.


Saturday 22 August

10:00am - 3:00pm QFHS Open Day
QFHS provides assistance to anyone tracing their family history. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask volunteers where to begin and take a tour of our library and resource centre. 

10:00am - 12:00pm Newspapers For Family History - Stones Corner Library
Newspapers provide a wonderful, often untapped, resource for family historians, providing accounts of events not recorded elsewhere. Learn where to look, how to search and discover unknown gems about your family in this presentation by the Genealogical Society of Queensland. Bookings required.


Sunday 23 August

Want to discover how to use DNA in your genealogy. Come along to see what you can do.



Monday 24 August

10:00am - 11:00am Skeletons in the Family Closet Albany Creek Library
Discover how convict, prison and asylum records can help unearth family skeletons. Family history expert, Shauna Hicks discusses resources that can be useful in your research.


Tuesday 25 August

10:00am - 11:00am Family History Group and Skeletons in the Family Closet - Strathpine Library 
Discover how convict, prison and asylum records can help unearth family skeletons. Family history expert, Shauna Hicks discusses resources that can be useful in your research.

1:00pm - 3:00pm Family History Group at Caboolture Library
Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? Could you use some advice or assistance?

1:00pm - 4:00pm Family History Group at Bracken Ridge Library
Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Come along to swap research tips or seek advice in family history. Everyone welcome.



Wednesday 26 August 

10:00am - 11:00am Skeletons in the Family Closet - Deception Bay Library
Discover how convict, prison and asylum records can help unearth family skeletons. Family history expert, Shauna Hicks discusses resources that can be useful in your research.

Meetings are held at our rooms 15A William Street, Beaudesert, on 4th Wednesday of each month, commencing at 10.00am.

2:30pm - 4:00pm Anzac Avenue: An Ideal Memorial DVD Launch Redcliffe Library
As part of Council's World War One commemorations, please join the Mayor for the launch of a new DVD, Anzac Avenue: an Ideal Memorial.The DVD describes the construction of the Avenue and is narrated by William McInnes. Bookings are required.


Thursday 27 August 

10:00am - 12:00pm Genealogy for Beginners - Caboolture Library
Having problems researching your family tree? This hands-on session will get you started in family history, tracing your family tree and highlight family history and genealogy resources available in the library and online.

10:00am - 12:00pm Family History Group - North Lakes Library 
Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? Could you use some advice or assistance?

10:00am - 12:00pm Trades and Professions - Wynnum Library
Searching for information on the work life or career of a person? Learn about the many records held in the Queensland State Archives that can help you to find out more about trades and professions in Queensland. Presented by staff from the Queensland State Archives. Bookings required.


Have a great week everyone!



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