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German Interest Group

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The purpose of the German Research Group is to foster interest in the history of German immigration, settlement and culture; to encourage the exchange of information; and to offer support and research assistance to all members with German ancestry.


The only prerequisite is membership of GSQ. There is no joining fee and no extra charge to attend Group meetings, although a gold coin donation is welcome.

Members are welcome to contact the Secretary for advice and assistance, but remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope with all enquiries.


Since its inception in 1983, the German Research Group has added a collection of maps, guides, reference books and journals, plus family, local, church and school histories to the library. GSQ now holds probably the most comprehensive range of German source material in Queensland.


Bi-monthly meetings are held at the GSQ Resource Centre on the last Sunday of odd numbered months. Any changes to meeting dates are advertisied in the German Group pages of 'Generation' and in the Group's newsletter. See the Events Calendar for further details.

The Resource Centre opens at 10.15am and closes at 2.30pm. Meetings begin at 12.30pm and generally take the form of discussions, which have included archival sources, border changes in Germany and dating early photographs.

Newcomers are always welcome.


The Group's bi-monthly newsletter, 'Die Zeitung', is published to coincide with meetings and is available by subscription. The annual fee is $10.00, including postage. Subscriptions begin with the first issue after payment, irrespective of the date; and renewal letters are sent to all subscribers.

Contact Details

Contact the group by writing to:

The Secretary, German Research Group, Genealogical Society of Queensland, PO Box 8423, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102.