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Automobiles: Brisbane, 1905; Unidentified family. State Library of Queensland.


Date and time: 29 Jan 2015 12:03 AM

FitzpatrickForensic Genealogy

in Brisbane

with Colleen Fitzpatrick

Saturday 18 April 2015




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.

Latest news!


Congratulations to our recent speakers, Shauna Hicks and Pauleen Cass. Shauna was named as 2014 Gold Medallist Rockstar Genealogist for Australia and New Zealand in Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections annual competition. Pauleen Cass was named in fifth place. Well done!




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QFHS Seminars and Training Courses

Queensland Family History Society
has a
Gift Certificate
from the


to award to one of our members

The certificate entitles the winner to a package of 9 basic level courses
in the Certificate in Genealogical Studies Program


Ensuring the validity of your genealogic…

Presenter: Geoff Morgan

When: 13 February 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

Ensuring the validity of your genealogical assumptions

Strategies that help to ensure the validity of your genealogical data – e.g. that your ggg-grandmother really is the person you t…


Criminals and victims

Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks, Rosemary Kopittke, and Helen Smith

When: Saturday, 7 March 2015

Criminals and victims

Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years’ experience. She is the author of a n…


Ancestry Library Edition

Presenter: Sue Reid

When: 13 March 2015 - 10.00 am-11.30 am

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is available at QFHS, but despite what the advertisements say, yes, you do need to know what you are loo…


The Genealogist: what’s the difference

Presenter: Rosemary Kopittke

When: 10 April 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am or 1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

The Genealogist: what’s the difference

The Genealogist offers records not available on other subscription websites and has some interesting search options that can help…








Forensic Genealogy


Colleen Fitzpatrick

in Brisbane

Saturday 18 April 2015

Details to be advised

All about FamilySearch microfilms

Presenter: Bev Bonning

When: 8 May 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

All about FamilySearch microfilms

Microfilms of primary resources, such as parish registers, cemetery records, or poor law records can help solve your research mys…


DNA Basics

Presenter: Chris Schuetz

When: 12 June 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am

DNA Basics

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…



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