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Wednesday Night Zoom 2024

September 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST

GSQ would like to invite anyone interested in Genealogical Research to attend the

2nd and 4th Wednesday nights, via Zoom

If you cannot get to GSQ; or working during the day; unable to attend the other Zoom meetings; and just want a bit of help with your research, then the Wednesday nights might be just what you are looking for.

Different Trove Functions

Dr Hilda Maclean will again enlighten us on how to use Trove more effectively than what we do. We have all gained some much last year in relation to using the correct search words and how to use TAGS, correcting text, creating lists and many more other aspects of using the newspapers to our advantage. Come and join her again this evening.


Dr Hilda Maclean is a professional historian, genealogist, and archival researcher with over twenty years’ experience researching north and central Queensland family and pastoral histories. Since 2012, Hilda has been casually engaged by the University of Queensland Culture and Heritage Unit to conduct genealogical and historical research including Indigenous/Chinese families of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland while completing her PhD in colonial era burial practices. Hilda regularly presents workshops on genealogical and archival research methodology and has presented at international conferences on allied topics.
She is the Local Studies Specialist with the Logan City Council. She gained her PhD from the University of Queensland and holds a Diploma in Family History Studies, in addition to other qualifications. Hilda is past president of the Friends of Toowong Cemetery Association and is a life member of the Queensland Women’s Historical Association, the Association of Gravestone Studies, and the Queensland Family History Society.



The meeting is hosted by Ailsa Corlett and Fleur Creed, and it is a self help group in which you pose your questions or problems and others within the group offer their ideas, web sites, books and knowledge on where next you might go to find your answers.

Ailsa has always been interested in family history, starting in 1989 after a trip to Central Otago and seeing photos and dresses of her Paternal ancestors in the Cromwell Museum. Being the eldest grandchild, her grandmother also told her stories and she obtained many of those wonderful little trinkets that get handed out.
Worked as a professional genealogist in the 1990’s specialising in NZ research for Australians. She was accredited under AAGRA. Now retired is very involved with GSQ and helps to run the website, the Monday and Wednesday Zooms as well as the FHTech group.



Fleur developed an interest in family history from her father, who was active in family history research, also writing books about the early settlers of the Queanbeyan, NSW district prior to the selection of the Limestone Plains as the site for the Federal Capital. Her ancestors came from England, Scotland and Ireland, and Africa via America, and include convicts, assisted immigrants and some free settlers. She is currently working on the SAG Certificate of Genealogical Studies, and has completed the Diploma of Family History at UTAS. Fleur has a PhD on the topic, “Australian churches building social capital in their local communities” and currently works part-time as an academic researcher. She also operates a Facebook group about the history the early settlers of the tiny town in the North Burnett where she and her husband are turning a little timber church into their home.



The 4th Wednesday Night is for you to come and listen to a Guest Speaker – please come as they are very enjoyable and knowledgeable people sharing information with us all.

Please send your name, email and any questions to wedpmzoom@gsq.org.au so that a link can be sent to you.
The link will be sent out on the Monday night.


September 25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
Event Category:


Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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