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
Inmates: asylums, prisons and hospitals
Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years experience.
Shauna's talks look at resources available for researching asylums and prisons in Australia (and does not include convicts). She will outline the type of information you might find and how useful it is in finding family who simply disappeared.
Pauleen Cass is a dedicated family historian with nearly thirty years' experience tracing her families, both online and offline.
Pauleen's talk will show how hospital records can reveal new and interesting information about your ancestors, sometimes about their earliest years in the colonies, but we are constrained by those records that survive. This talk will show you where you might find the records, especially for those with mining ancestors.
Pauleen is a Queenslander who lives in Darwin and has not spoken at previous QFHS seminars. I am sure she will have lots of new resources for you to investigate.
Congratulations to Shauna being named as 2014 Gold Medallist Rockstar Genealogist for Australia and New Zealand in Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections annual competition. Pauleen was named in fifth place. Well done!
What a wonderful opportunity to hear both speakers at the same event.
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Fridays@QFHS and Seminars
Inmates: asylums, prisons, and hospitals…
Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks and Pauleen Cass
When: 4 October 2014
Shauna Hicks is an archivist, librarian, and family historian with over thirty-five years’ experience. She is the author of a n…Read more...
Australian Joint Copying Project
Presenter: Ann Swain
When: 10 October 2014 - 10.00 am to 11.30 am
The Australian Joint Copying Project, begun in 1945 to copy Australasian material held in UK repositories, produced over 10,000 r…Read more...
Scottish Research: How to get started
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: 14 November 2014 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Researching in Scotland is not difficult but it is a little different to other places, so it may help to have some pointers. Come…Read more...
Our Friday sessions
February to June 2015
Ensuring the validity of your genealogic…
Presenter: Geoff Morgan
When: 13 February 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Strategies that help to ensure the validity of your genealogical data – e.g. that your ggg-grandmother really is the person you t…Read more...
Ancestry Library Edition
Presenter: Sue Reid
When: 13 March 2015 - 10.00 am-11.30 am
Ancestry Library Edition is available at QFHS, but despite what the advertisements say, yes, you do need to know what you are loo…Read more...
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 offers records not available on other subscription websites and has some interesting search options that can help…Read more...
All about FamilySearch microfilms
Presenter: Bev Bonning
When: 8 May 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
Microfilms of primary resources, such as parish registers, cemetery records, or poor law records can help solve your research mys…Read more...
Presenter: Chris Schuetz
When: 12 June 2015 - 10.00 am - 11.30 am
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…Read more...