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Progress so far

$7,577 (75.77%)

First Time Ever for GSQ...

Family historians of the future will have a field day researching and writing about the impacts of COVID-19 on the lives of those who experienced such challenging times.

However, we are the folks living through these unprecedented and difficult times, and feeling deprived of so many of the activities we take for granted at GSQ.

With COVID-19 preventing the roll-out of our usual calendar of events, our GSQ coffers have also suffered. But the old saying “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” describes our trusty Volunteers who have decided to hold a Donation Drive – with the aim of raising $10,000 in much needed funds.

Your donation can be as small or as large as you like, and will be gratefully accepted no matter the amount. Special gift incentives have been created for you, for donations of $500, $250, $100, $50, $20 or $10.

For further details on how to donate, and the special gift incentives for each level of donation, please click on the red button below

You have all these options:

1. Credit Card
2. Direct bank transfer: GSQ; BSB 034-052; Account 400845 (Ref: “your surname, Drive”)
3. Forward this email to secretary@gsq.org.au and we'll organise the payment manually (as well as your tailored research service)
4. Send a cheque to: GSQ, PO Box 1467, Carindale, Qld 4152

It is so easy to Donate ...

Click the button below you will be taken to a page where you can make your donation

We will be sending you an update in two weeks to let you know how the Donation Drive is going, but in the meantime, you can follow the progress on the progress bar below. We thank you for being a GSQ supporter, and hope that you can become involved in our Donation Drive.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us at secretary@gsq.org.au


GSQ 2020 education program

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TAG meeting – 2nd Wednesdays

August 12 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Wednesday night @ GSQ

August 12 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sun 16

Writing group – 3rd Sunday

August 16 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Management Committee Meeting – 3rd Mondays

August 17 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

GSQ Latest News

BOOK OF THE MONTH

Book(s) of the Month – August 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be putting one or more of our Bookshop Inventory on SPECIAL each month.
Our August Author and Society Member is Beryl Roberts.

Beryl has two books in the Bookshop and they are He made his mark: Joshua Jeays and Mudgeeraba Memories.

He made his Mark: Joshua Jeays tells the story of a Leicester-born master builder who became a successful developer, alderman and mayor of Brisbane. Learn more or buy

Mudgeeraba Memories Memories of Mudgeeraba, Bonogin, Austinville and Springbrook. Learn more or buy


MEMBERSHIP

Why become a member of GSQ?

Most people join GSQ to help with their family history and at some time they access online databases. The online databases are a great help but they can be expensive for a subscription. To subscribe to several would cost $100's However if you become a member you get them all included in your membership. You can see from the article to your right that you can use them remotely via this website. The use of the databases alone is worth membership, but there much more. To become a member click on "MEMBERSHIP" on the menu above.

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH

Research-a-Thon

Be part of our Research-a-Thon on Saturday 15 August between 8.30am – 5.00pm. If you wish to go to GSQ, bookings will be essential to ensure that we adhere to our COVID Safe Plan – you could opt to stay for the whole day or book for a two and a half hour session or a number of two and a half hour sessions. The sessions will be as follows:
Session 1: 8.30am – 11.00am
Session 2: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Session 3: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
If you wish to stay the whole day, you’ll be able to book 8.30am – 5.00pm continuously; if you wish to book for 2 sessions you could book 8.30am – 2.00pm continuously, for example. (The 30 minute breaks are there to allow cleaning of equipment used by people leaving at the end of a session.) All bookings are to be done by emailing Claire Rodwell


COVID

GSQ COVID-19 revised opening hours

The management of GSQ has decided to continue with the opening of the centre at Wishart for limited hours. The centre will be open from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM each Tuesday and Thursday, and from 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturdays. These hours will apply until 17th August. There will be 8 people allowed at the computers. Anyone who wants to attend must email Claire at secretary@gsq.org.au to book a session. GSQ will be following the QLD government guidelines for a library. In order to meet the requirements the the number of people is limited and all social distancing and hygiene rules apply.


MEMBERSHIP

On line genealogy databases.

One of the benefits of membership of GSQ, is access to all the main online genealogy databases. We have arranged for all members to have access to these databases via this website. There are a few conditions but once you sign on as a member, you can access them here.You will have access to Biographical Database of Australia, The Genealogist, Find my Past and Roots Ireland.


EVENTS & WHAT'S HAPPENING

Our wide-ranging programme of classes, seminars, education sessions and hands on workshops are open to anyone interested in family history. Check out the Events calendar to see what's happening the world of family history. Book an event today!

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JOIN GSQ

Become a member today to get full access to GSQ’s library and its unique records with more being added on a regular basis. Receive discounts for lectures, events and publications as well as member-only access to numerous indexes and online material.

Become a Member

GSQ SHOP

GSQ has a wide range of family history and genealogical publications for sale including ebooks for immediate download. Through the shop, you can join GSQ, book events and order research services and one-on-one consultations.

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LIBRARY CATALOGUE

The GSQ Library contains thousands of resources, unique records and publications. The library is updated on a regular basis and is a valuable source of information, especially for those records which are not yet online.

Library Catalogue

MyGSQ

MyGSQ is a dedicated site containing unique records and is only available to GSQ members.  Log into MyGSQ through the GSQ Login/Logout and you can search the unique record collections such as the index to pedigree charts and funeral director's records. You can also view other members' interest areas.

MyGSQ

Resource Centre

The GSQ Resource Centre provides members and visitors with access to a number of computer-based paid sites such as Ancestry and Find My Past. The Centre also holds published reference material and special collections covering Australia and other countries.

Resource Centre

Opening hours and closures

Find out about GSQ’s regular opening hours, planned closures and transport options.

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GSQ Blog 

Read the latest articles on the Blog to see what's happening in the world of family history. You can also view the images in the GSQ gallery and perhaps share your photos.

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Support GSQ

GSQ relies on volunteers and other supporters to provide the best services it can for members and visitors. Without dedicated supporters, GSQ would not continue to exist.  Find out how you can become a volunteer or provide other support to GSQ.

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Published monthly, eNews is the best way to stay up to date with what is happening in the world of family history and at GSQ. You can read past eNews and you don’t have to be a member to receive eNews so sign up today!

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