GSQ Gifts for the genealogist in your life
(and all under $100)

Postage for all items is calculated by Australia Post at checkout.  Some items have postage included and/or can be collected from GSQ.

Membership of GSQ

Membership costs $70 per year with an additional one-off joining fee of $15.  For less than $100, your genealogist will receive access to all of the major family history subscription databases, including Ancestry and Find My Past, saving hundreds of dollars.  In addition, members have access to the GSQ Centre with its wonderful library and the support of the dedicated (and experienced) library volunteers.

Membership link

Cost: $85 for the first year and $70 after that. Family and three year membership are also available.


Need some help with your research as you can’t seem to break down that brick wall? Perhaps you don’t really want to commit to a Society for 12 months but would like some help with a particular family mystery. Then think about buying some research time. The minimum is 2 hours and costs $40 an hour for non-members.

Research Link

Cost: $80 for 2 hours for non-members


Books Link

There is a great choice of books in the GSQ Shop and the following are all written by local authors:

  1. Jennifer Harrison – Shackled – Identifies each female convict sent to Moreton Bay up to 1859 $34.95
  2. Sharyn Merkley – Brisbane Burns – a fascinating read about the fire in the Brisbane city centre in 1864. The stories of ordinary and well-known citizens are outlined in detail with some uplifting tales. $25
  3. Leonie Ryder – My name should be Melano – Leonie’s quest to discover why her father’s surname changed and traces the ancestors of all four of her grandparents. $40


Also, newly arrived to the GSQ Shop are the following books – both very popular and will sell quickly. Get in fast to secure your copy.

Claire Santry The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland $32.95

Family History ACT, Family History for Beginners and Beyond $35

Have a convict in your family?  Check out the great range of convict books – your ancestor might be mentioned!

GSQ Journal and SIG Newsletters

Perhaps the genealogist in your life would like to read about what others are doing with their family history and the tips and tricks to help progress their research?  Generation, GSQ’s quarterly journal, offers just that.  A great read filled with all of the latest genealogy information and stories from like-minded family historians.

Cost: Yearly subscription $45 Members and $60 Non-Members (printed and posted)

NOTE: an emailed version of the journal is free for members and $35 for non-members

Subscriptions Link 

GSQ SIG newsletters
The Scottish, German and Convict Connections Special Interest Groups put out newsletters and you can purchase a subscription.

Cost: Yearly subscriptions (Depending on SIG) range from $10 to $15.

Gift Certificates

How about a gift certificate if you are not sure what the genealogist in your life would like for Christmas?  The gift certificate can be used for any GSQ products including membership.

Gift certificates

Cost: Price starts at $25 and can be added to in increments of $25


Sometimes we need a little help in identifying people in old photos or in deciphering the handwriting in an historical record.  The magnaglobe is a great addition to the genealogist’s tool kit. Cost: $25


Convict key rings

This is a great gift for those on a budget.  You can give them to family and friends who are descended from convicts or just for their novelty value.

Convict key rings

Cost: $2 each, minimum purchase of 3.

Souvenir tins of tea bags

Australiana decorated tins, each holding 15 Nerada tea bags. Cost: $5 per tin.

Tea: souvenir tins with tea bags