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.
Download the calendar of events for January to June 2020 so that you never miss a GSQ event!
New Zealand Research
October 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
Have you come across Ancestors who went to New Zealand, but not sure how to find out more about them?
New Zealand has been the First in the World for many Global Events – did you know that in 1893 NZ Women were the first in the World to be granted Voting rights, and you can see on the Women Suffrage Petition Roll, the Signatures of the Ladies who signed it – and All for Free. Now isn’t this a Great idea to get a copy of Great Aunt Mary’s Signature to add to your Family History!
Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes are available up to 1990 on Microfiche.
Many of the NZ Cemeteries are now online and many have photographs of the Headstones as well. Learn how to quickly find them.
Newspapers are a very valuable source for our Family History – NZ has PapersPast – like Trove, and some of the papers go up to 1950. Learn the best way to do your searches.
Presentation will cover all the above, plus National Archives, the NZ Historical BDMs, Military Records, Photographic Collections available, and Immigration records.
Come along and learn just what resources are available to help solve your New Zealand puzzles.
Presenter: Ailsa Corlett
Ailsa has been researching her family history in excess of 30 years. Her ancestry is mostly New Zealand and Scottish. She is a long standing member of the NZSG and has attended many genealogical conferences over the years. Ailsa was a member of many professional genealogical bodies during the 1990s and early 2000s and obtained certification from AAGRA (Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents) to work as a Professional Record Agent, specialising in New Zealand records for Australians. She worked professionally for 5 years.
Ailsa likes to assist at GSQ where possible – is involved with the DNA Special Interest Group, is convenor of the TAG team and also volunteers as a research assistant each Thursday..