Thursday, September 10, 2015

What's On - Friday 11th - Thursday 17th September 2015



Pull up a chair and plan your week ahead...there's plenty for everyone..

Friday 11 September



Discover how to get the best out of ArchivesSearch, the Queensland State Archives’ online catalogue, with this workshop. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.

Confused about searching on findmypast? Come along and learn a variety of search methods for locating records relating to your family.$11 members $15 non-members

This session is for participants of the session held on 12 June 2015, to discuss the results of DNA tests.$11 members $15 non-members

1:00-2:30pm Fridays@QFHS - Findmypast - Afternoon session
Confused about searching on findmypast? Come along and learn a variety of search methods for locating records relating to your family.$11 members $15 non-members

Saturday 12 September


Our members share information on researching Scottish forebears including resources, techniques, history, and customs. Together we have knowledge of particular regions and occupations. Every meeting includes an opportunity for discussion of members’ brickwalls, particularly those of new members.

Sunday 13 September 


The Family Tree Maker Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Family Tree Maker software in their family history research. It provides information and help to  members in obtaining the best use of their investment in FTM.


The Legacy User Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Legacy software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in Legacy.

Wednesday 16 September


Directories and Almanacs offer a useful way to discover information about your ancestors. Rosemary Kopittke from Queensland Family History Society explains how to use these records.

1:00-3:00pm Members Meeting at QFHS - Finders Café™Global Social History Project™
Andrew Gildea is a member of QFHS and is an architect who enjoys breathing new life into heritage homes in Brisbane. He is the designer of the innovative website Finders Café™ which was launched in March 2015 at the AFFHO Congress. Visitors welcome

Thursday 17 September 



Discover Google products that can provide tools and improve searching methods to enhance your family tree research.

Learn to use Google Earth and Google Maps to generate an interactive map that can track your ancestors’ movements. You can even embed photos and videos.

Guest speaker Graham Wilcox – topic “The Struggle For Unity” A Story of the Federation of Australia. (In particular the contribution made by Sir Arthur Rutledge)

Enjoy your week and don't hesitate to let me know if I've missed something or there's something coming up in the future that would interest family historians or local historians.

Perhaps we will see each other next month at In Time and Place?

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