No matter where you are in the world then this is the Irish seminar for you!

Did you know that around 30% of Australians and Americans have Irish heritage? Have you been told that most Irish records were destroyed in 1922? Well, that isn’t the case and this seminar will take you through the available records, particularly those available on line.  Join GSQ’s annual seminar to discover more about your ancestry and find the records which may uncover those elusive Irish ancestors.  GSQ is fortunate to have secured two international experts in Irish records, John Grenham and Chris Paton, so you will not want to miss their presentations and their live Q & A session. Additionally, we have four well known Australian Irish experts who will also be holding Q & A sessions after their presentations.  They are Pauleen Cass, Dr Jennifer Harrison, Cathie Sherwood & Helen V. Smith.

Prices for this seminar are $60 (GSQ/QFHS Member) and $75 (Non-Member).

There will be raffles drawn on the day with many great prizes on offer.

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Glorious Exploring Tasmania in 1914 by Margaret Deacon

Glorious is the story woven around the diary of Margaret’s grandmother; Lizzie wrote during her holiday to Tasmania in 1914 with friends and her mother. It provides a charming insight into a gentler era when trains, steamboats and horse-drawn vehicles governed the life of the patient traveller. Detailed research expanded on Lizzie’s journey which took her to the peak of Mt Wellington, the Mount Lyell mines and Port Arthur Convict Settlement (Carnarvon).

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Annual General Meeting.

The Genealogical Society of Queensland is holding the Annual General Meeting on the 10 October 2020 @ Mt Gravatt Progress Hall, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt starting at 10:00 am. The venue has a limit of 43 under the COVID rules and therefore we urge you to book if you are attending. This can keep track of numbers and names. People are urged not to attend if unwell. To book your place at the AGM, Book here

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Exploring Irish Ancestry

Be part of our Annual Seminar:Exploring our Irish Ancestry on Saturday 24th October between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm followed by a Q & A live session with John Grenham and Chris Paton. This is a virtual Event via Zoom. Download the complete 2 page brochure here Don't miss out on this world class full day seminar to learn about Irish genealogy from renowned Irish specialists. Find out how you can access Irish records online and what is available at various repositories. This will be an exciting day of family history exploration and Q & A opportunities. To book your place at the seminar, Book Here


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 further notice. There will be 8 people allowed at the computers. Anyone who wants to attend must email Claire at 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.


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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.


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