Queensland Family History Society Inc


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Government Houses: Fernberg, 1947; Old Governemnt House, 1960. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 03 Aug 2015 8:37 PM


 cope swain

Greg Cope (National Archives of Australia)
being presented with the
Commonwealth Electoral Roll - Tasmania, 1916
by Tony Swain (QFHS)
at the NAA Cannon Hill, 29 july 2015.


Saturday, 22 August 2015

10.00am to 3.00pm

Open Day 2015

NEW: See our photographs of our past AFFHO Award Winners. 

Queensland's first state conference.


Early bird bookings close on 31 July 2015. 


 In Time and Place

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015

Riverglenn, 70 Kate Street, Indooroopilly.


1894 and 1897 Women's Suffrage Petitions now available online to all, thanks to QFHS volunteers


In 1894 the Women’s Equal Franchise Association (WEFA) initiated a double petition – one for women to sign and the other for men – which played a key role in galvanising support for the women’s suffrage movement across Queensland. A second group of women through the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union canvassed support again in 1897.

Through a project organised in a partnership between the late Dr John McCulloch, Dr Deborah Jordan and the Queensland Parliament, and with the contribution of the Queensland Family History Society, these petitions have been digitally transcribed and developed into a database that is available to the public.

A wonderful resource for girls, women, genealogists, and historians both in Queensland and across the globe.

To view the signatories to the Women's Suffrage Petitions go here

For more information on QFHS involvement in the project from start to finish go here
Congratulations to the many people involved in making this happen.


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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Brick walls: solving tough research prob…

Presenter: Sue Reid with QFHS experts

When: 14 August 2015 - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Brick walls: solving tough research problems

We all have them, these tough research problems that defy any solution.

Come along to hear a presentation of some strategies…


DNA basics - What do I do with my DNA te…

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: 11 September 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

DNA basics - What do I do with my DNA test results?

This session is for participants of the session held on 12 June 2015, to discuss the results of DNA tests.


Preparing for an overseas research trip

Presenter: Charlotte Sale and Sue Reid

When: 9 October 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Preparing for an overseas research trip

How to get ready for that long awaited overseas research trip: what to pack, what are the 'must-takes', where to go and much more…



Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: 11 September 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am


Confused about searching on findmypast? Come along and learn a variety of search methods for locating records relating to your fa…



Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: Friday, 13 November 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am


Where did they come from? What different types are there? How can knowledge of surnames help you research your family history? Wh…



New Release from the


Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Tasmania) 1916 41.50 incl P&P $2.00
Commonwealth Electoral Roll (Tasmania) 1916