The Genealogical Society of Queensland conducts a program of events including classes, seminars, workshops and education sessions each year to provide our members and visitors with a wide variety of information on family history topics.

Our Branches and Special Interest Groups also hold meetings. Members of GSQ are welcome to attend.

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Getting the Most out of Family Search

July 25 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$25 – $40

Family Search is a free web site for family historians and includes millions of record sets from across the world. How do you get the most out of it when searching for your ancestors and finding that you have thousands of records to review? As it is a free site, should you put your tree on Family Search – what are the benefits and the disadvantages? How can you make best use of the catalogue and the access to records which are not usually available to the general public but are accessible if you are using Family Search at GSQ? This practical computer course, offered virtually in your own home, will take you through the main features of Family Search with tips and tricks for searching it.

Presenter: Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty-five years. Cathie volunteers as a GSQ library assistant one day a week and presents courses. She operates her own professional genealogy business and previously worked in universities for over twenty years, as a lecturer in information technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie has recently completed the Society of Australian Genealogists’ Certificate in Genealogical Research and is now undertaking the Society’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Education (by research), two graduate diplomas in information technology, a Bachelor of Arts and a 3 year Diploma in Teaching.


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July 25
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$25 – $40
Event Category:


Your own home


(07) 3349 6072

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