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Getting the most out of Family Search

September 14 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 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 hands on computer course 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.


Once you have selected your ticket type(s) and the number of tickets, you will be required to enter the names of the event attendee(s) and their email address. The email address may be used by event presenters to send out information prior to the course.


September 14
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
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Genealogical Society of QLD
25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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07 3349 6072