EVENTS

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.

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April 2020

Angie Bush talks DNA

April 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Your place Australia
$25 – $40 58 tickets left

Angie Bush talks DNA April 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $25 – $40 On behalf of the GSQ DNA Special Interest Group, GSQ is pleased to offer a very special session on DNA presented by Angie Bush who has agreed to doing two live online presentations. These will not be recorded. Book now to reserve your place for this event. Session 1   9:00 – 10:10am: Working with Your DNA Results This presentation will discuss how best to evaluate,…

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Publishing Your Family History

April 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$35 – $50

This workshop will provide you with information about the publishing process and will outline a number of alternatives available to participants.

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DNA Group – 4thSunday

April 26 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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May 2020

Google Tools for Genealogists

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

With search engines, a part of our everyday lives, most of us have turned to Google at some stage in our family history research. It is so easy to type in a name or genealogy search query and discover all the fantastic resources the internet has to offer. However, Google search results can be unpredictable when it comes to research. Sometimes you have to trawl through the rubbish to find the real genealogy gems. You will learn handy Google tricks…

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Researching Ancestors from Cornwall – A Poldark in Your Family

May 16 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40

Following a case study it will show researchers how to trace ancestors in Cornwall and how to access parish registers and other not so well known records, including finding Cornish mining ancestors.   Presenter:  Annalies Nutley Professional genealogist working the last 13 years, founder of Bygone Days Genealogy in 2015, studied with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies for 3 years to attain PLCGS (with certificates in English Records, Australian Records, and Methodology)

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DNA Group – 3rd Sunday

May 17 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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Annual Seminar DNA

May 23 @ 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Nazareth Lutheran Hall, 12 Hawthorne St
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102 Australia
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$75 – $90

Annual Seminar DNA Helen Smith with others at the Nazareth Lutheran Hall

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June 2020

Getting the Most out of Family Search

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

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…

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Finding Tasmanian Records

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40

During this presentation Helen will show you how to access Tasmanian online genealogy records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy. Birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration and naturalisation records will all be explored.  Additionally, you will learn how to access Tasmanian archives and original documents and published resources. Presenter:  Helen Connor Helen is fascinated with history and addicted to family history.  She has been researching her Australian, New Zealand, Irish, Scottish and English ancestors for over thirty years. …

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DNA Group – 4thSunday

June 28 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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July 2020

Exploring Find my Past Worldwide

July 4 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

Learn how to search for Australian, Irish, UK and US records on Find my past that is available at GSQ. This is a hands-on session so bring information about your ancestors to take advantage of the help available.(Limited to 14 participants) Presenter: 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…

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Brick Wall Workshop

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$35 – $50 10 tickets left

Do you have an ancestor that you can’t find in a census or find his or her birth/baptism or marriage? When you do a search, are there so many entries that you can’t work out how to narrow them down or know which ones to choose to view? This frustrating experience – hitting the brick wall – occurs to all family historians at some time.  Sometimes the problem can be easily resolved, sometimes unusual sources may need to be consulted…

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DNA Group – 3rd Sunday

July 19 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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August 2020

Get your hands dirty with Ancestry.com.au

August 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

Learn how to search the genealogical records and use family history tools available on the version of Ancestry.com.au that is available at GSQ. Bring along information about your ancestors so you can take advantage of this hands-on session. Limited places available.(Limited to 14 participants) Presenter 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…

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Lives of London Ancestors

August 15 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$35 – $50

TBD

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DNA Group – 4thSunday

August 23 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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September 2020

British Newspapers

September 12 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40

TBC Presenter:  Pauline Williams Pauline has been researching her family history for over 30 years and has regularly presented talks for GSQ and other organisations on a wide range of topics. She convenes GSQs Writing Group, contributes to GSQs blog, and regularly writes for Generation.  

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Researching military ancestors

September 19 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

This course is designed to take you through the various record collections in Australia and overseas to help you locate your elusive military ancestors. Through your research, you may be able to glimpse what life could have been like for an individual during a time of great upheaval and unrest. Muster rolls, service records, maps and war diaries all help to build a clearer picture. Whether your ancestor came as an escort for a convict ship or served in World…

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DNA Group – 3rd Sunday

September 20 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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October 2020

GSQ is closed – Queens Birthday

October 5 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is closed - Queens Birthday

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New Zealand Research

October 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$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…

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Annual Seminar: Irish Ancestry

October 24 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Nazareth Lutheran Hall, 12 Hawthorne St
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102 Australia
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$60 – $75

The GSQ Irish seminar will be held on 24 October 2020 at the Nazareth Hall in Hawthorne Street, Wooloongabba from 8.30am – 5.00pm, with registration from 8.30am to 8.50am. Morning tea and lunch will be provided and the Joan Reese Award presented during the morning. Lucky door prize and raffles will be drawn at 4.30pm. The program presentations are: Ireland in a family history context; Land & Valuations, including Tithe, Griffith Valuation, Valuation Revision lists; Republic of Ireland archives; Northern…

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DNA Group – 4thSunday

October 25 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 26, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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November 2020

Brick Wall Workshop

November 7 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$35 – $50 10 tickets left

Do you have an ancestor that you can’t find in a census or find his or her birth/baptism or marriage? When you do a search, are there so many entries that you can’t work out how to narrow them down or know which ones to choose to view? This frustrating experience – hitting the brick wall – occurs to all family historians at some time.  Sometimes the problem can be easily resolved, sometimes unusual sources may need to be consulted…

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Using social media

November 14 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

Social media can be such a useful tool in genealogy. Come along to discover how it can work for you. Presenter:  Lyndal Maag

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DNA Group – 3rd Sunday

November 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30 AM on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2020

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to find out more about the fascinating study of DNA and see what connections you could make!

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Australian Joint Copying Project

November 21 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 14 tickets left

The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a collection of unique historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The project microfilmed over five million individual documents relating to the region which were held in UK depositories. The AJCP has been available on microfilm. The National Library of Australia is currently digitising these and making them available on Trove. Current timeline is for the digitisation to be finished by mid-2020. The AJCP is a…

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December 2020

Monday Morning Natters

December 7 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Morning Morning Natters provides you with an opportunity to chat with like-minded people in a casual environment and share information. Each month usually has a theme with a variety of topics covered. The theme for 2020 will be the GSQ Special Interest Groups as each month will feature a speaker from one of the groups to talk about their activities and benefit to members – all run by volunteers.

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