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Wednesday Night Zoom 2023

April 26 @ 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.

The 4th Wednesday of the month is for a Guest Speaker to talk in relation to specific topics.

The forgotten force in New Guinea – New Guinea Volunteer Rifles    

My father Harley Armitstead and my uncle Bruce Fraser were both working in New Guinea before World War 11.
They both had joined the New Guinea Volunteer Rifles and then were called on when the Japanese invaded New Guinea at Rabaul.
This presentation will tell their stories about their time in New Guinea. It was not until Major Francis James “Bob” Collins interviewed Dad in about 1990 for his book that I found out more about his service.
The personal stories of these men have been captured in the book
Keepers of the Gate – Personal Stories by NVGR Soldiers New Guinea Volunteer Rifles 1939 – 43.


Judy Lofthouse:

Judy has been a member of the Genealogical Society since 2006 and has researched her family in Australia, England and the USA and her husband’s in England and New Zealand. Her particular skills are using computers for family history. Her special interest is using DNA for Genealogy. The talks she presents are Exploring Ancestry.com; Using FamilySearch.org; Queensland family history online; Introduction to Family History; Using Newspapers for Family History; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: how family history is changing; and Did you discover that your ancestors spent time in a workhouse?

Before retiring Judy worked for the Brisbane City Council as a chemist in the water laboratory and before that as an analytical chemist in the Department of Primary Industries.



The meeting is hosted by Ailsa Corlett, 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.

The 4th Wednesday of the month is for a Guest Speaker to talk in relation to specific topics.

Come and join us on Zoom.


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.


April 26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
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QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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