Thursday, September 3, 2015

What's On - Friday 4 September - Thursday 10 September


It's time to take a moment and plan the week ahead in all things family history/local history in Brisvegas.  

National Family History Month might be over but there's still plenty on for you to enjoy.  

If you missed GeniAus' fantastic finale to NFHM 2015 on Sunday last - you can catch up on the 12 hour GeneaGala Hangout marathon here.

Friday 4th September



The North Brisbane Branch of GSQ holds its meetings on the first Friday morning of each month (except January) at the Brisbane North Area Scouting Centre at 23 Sicklefield St Alderley. Doors open at 8.45 am. North Brisbane Members are able to borrow from our extensive library of books, magazines, fiche and CDs for a small fee.



The Family Tree Maker (FTM) User Group shows members in a user-friendly way what they can achieve using the program to display their family trees. At our meetings we discuss a topic related to FTM. For example, the topic may be Reports: how they are made up and how users can set them up. Your suggestions or questions about the day's topic (or anything else about FTM) are welcome.

Saturday 5th September

10:00am-12:00pm New Members Meeting GSQ

Get the most out of your GSQ membership!
New members (or anyone wanting to attend a refresher session) are invited to come along to find out about our resources and how GSQ volunteers can help you with your research - whether you are attending our resource centre, using the members’ section (MyGSQ) on our website or attending education sessions.


Nurdon Serico will talk about growing up in a particular part of Ashgrove, formerly known as the Jubilee Estate. Many residents will have fond memories of their youth in the area so will relate easily to Nurdon’s talk, Jubilee Estate: The centre for growing up.


Learn how to search the genealogical records and use family history tools available in Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource. Ancestry.com is available in Brisbane City Council libraries. Presented by the Genealogical Society of Queensland. Bookings required.


Join in and share your passion for local history. New members welcome.


This group seeks to share information on aspects of genetic family history.This includes use of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) information in searching for family, whether as surname or all-male lines, all female lines, or close cousins.  DNA can add weight to existing documentary evidence, suggest new lines of research, and help resolve questions such as whether you could be related to a particular family.

Sunday 6th September



The purpose of the Scottish Interest Group is to provide assistance to those researching Scottish ancestors. This is done in three ways: providing resources to assist in research; providing opportunities to talk to other researchers; and organising seminars about subjects connected with Scottish genealogy, culture and history.

Monday 7th September



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.


Informal gathering of members to discuss research over a cuppa.



Have you ever considered writing up and presenting your family history research? Hear about the process of writing your family history and creating the finished product. Two members of the Wynnum Library Family History Club will share their experiences of writing their family history. Bookings required.

Tuesday 8th September



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.Legacy Family Tree Help also available.


Discuss the history of the Richlands and Inala area.


Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Come along to swap research tips or seek advice in family history. Everyone welcome.



Hazel and Ethel Conner 


2:00pm-3:30pm Women @ War in Brisbane during WWII Redcliffe Library

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

7:00pm - 9:30pm Bulimba and District Historical Society Bulimba Library

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


Wednesday 9 September


12:15pm - 2:30pm Redlands Branch GSQ


1:00pm - 2:00pm Centenary Suburbs Historical Society Mt Ommaney Library

If you have a passion for local history, come and join in.


Enjoy your week everyone !







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