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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Genealogical Society of QLD

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25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
07 3349 6072 https://www.gsq.org.au

February 2019

Management Committee meeting

February 18 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

February 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

February 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 20, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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DNA group

February 24 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 27, 2019

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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GSQ indexing group

February 25 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 25, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

February 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: Thomas ** Prior – What’s in a name?

February 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Three generations of Murray Priors were active in Queensland commerce and politics in the nineteenth century, their individual identity often mistakenly attributed in contemporary reporting (and subsequently). A not uncommon occurrence from the period when sons were named after their father, an ongoing challenge for researchers. This presentation will be based on a project that started life as a simple enquiry, Who were the original purchasers of land in what is now St Lucia?.  For members only with a gold…

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March 2019

Open Day

March 2 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ's first Open Day for 2019 is a wonderful opportunity for you to see what the Society can offer you to help with your family history journey.  There is free access to the Resource Centre for the day, numerous special interest groups and local archive on display plus experienced family historians to help you get started. As usual, tea, coffee and yummy food are available at a very low cost.

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Scottish group

March 3 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The purpose of the Scottish Interest Group is to provide assistance to those researching Scottish ancestors. This is done in three ways: providing resources to assist in research; providing opportunities to talk to other researchers; and organising seminars about subjects connected with Scottish genealogy, culture and history. Meetings are generally held on the first Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 9.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting usually commences at…

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Monday Morning Natters

March 4 @ 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 2019 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. March topic: Legacy Family Tree SIG Knowing which family tree program to use…

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Irish ancestry? Jump in now!

March 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

There’s an air of mystery surrounding Irish research, but why not ‘Jump in Now’? In this presentation, Bobbie Edes will demonstrate the various online records now available as well as different ways to get around some of the issues of missing records.   Join Bobbie as she explains why you should Jump In Now and tackle that ‘too hard’ family line. Following the talk, there will be a hands-on session so numbers are strictly limited and pre-booking online is a must.…

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Family Tree Maker group

March 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Family Tree Maker Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Family Tree Maker software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in FTM. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 10.30am, usually running until 12 noon. The Legacy…

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Legacy group

March 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Legacy User Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Legacy software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in Legacy. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10:30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 1.00pm following the Family Tree Maker Group, and will usually run…

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GSQ indexing group

March 11 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

March 13 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Caring for old photographs

March 16 @ 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

Numbers for this workshop are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Do you have old family photographs and/or precious family papers which have been torn or damaged?  Would you like to be able to identify your old photos? Then come along to this course and find out how you can: Identify and date 19th and early 20th century photos In this first part of the course, you will identify different the types of photographs and the clothing styles…

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DNA group

March 17 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2019

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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Scandinavian group

March 17 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Scandinavian Interest Group aims to provide assistance to members researching their Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish or Icelandic ancestors. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 12.30pm and closes at 2.30pm. The meetings usually commence at 12.30pm and take the form of discussions or guest speakers about Scandinavian research, migration or customs.

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Tracing your ancestors in the Scottish highlands

March 17 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$15 – $20 25 tickets left

Come along and hear Graeme Mackenzie discuss the sources for genealogical research in Scotland, showing how they are used, with particular reference to families of Highland descent and issues regarding the use of Gaelic names. Presenter: Graeme Mackenzie MA Graeme Mackenzie is Chairman of the Association of Highland Clans & Societies (of Scotland) and Seanachaidh (historian & genealogist) for Clans MacKenzie and MacMillan. He’s a trained historian, with a Masters Degree from the University of Cambridge, and has been a…

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Management Committee meeting

March 18 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

March 18 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

March 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 20, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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Military group

March 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 23, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the Military Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their military ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. The Resource Centre is open for research from 12 noon to 4:00 pm after the meeting. Guest speakers may be invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are informal as our members prefer to have general discussions in a friendly and open format. This gives us the opportunity to share…

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GSQ indexing group

March 25 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 25, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

March 27 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: Brisbane at war- military locations & using DNA

March 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Peter Dunn will show us details, including locations and numerous photos of many forgotten military camps in the Brisbane area. You will be amazed by the connections that a number of famous people had with these locations in Brisbane during WWII. He will also discuss the many children left behind by US soldiers and successful use of a DNA test to find a child of an American soldier. For members only with a gold coin contribution. Presenter: Peter Dunn Peter…

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German group

March 31 @ 10:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The German Special Interest Group aims: to offer support and research assistance to all who are searching for their German Ancestry to encourage and exchange information in an informal setting to provide guest speakers when possible to help guide us through the maze of information available to us to learn the history of Germany and immigration and why our ancestors chose to leave to get to know about German people and their customs.   Bi-monthly meetings are held at the…

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April 2019

Monday Morning Natters

April 1 @ 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 2019 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. April topic: English/Irish SIG The earliest emigrants to Australia came from the British…

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English/Irish group

April 7 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the English/Irish Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their English, Welsh or Irish ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of even numbered months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.00am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting begins at 10.30am with a short discussion. Guest speakers are invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are…

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GSQ indexing group

April 8 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2019

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Webinar: Getting ready for your archive visit

April 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$15 – $20

If you have never visited an archives/records office before or have only been to your local one, then this webinar is a must-view.  As someone who has researched extensively overseas for many years, Bobbie is going to take you on a step by step journey from the time you make the decision to travel overseas through to what planning to do for after your archives visit.  A trip like this takes a lot of planning so you need to do…

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GSQ night opening

April 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Convict Connections group

April 14 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Convict Connections Special Interest Group aims to provide a specialist forum for members with a particular interest in convicts and our colonial heritage, to share and exchange information, achieve a wider knowledge of our colonial beginnings and foster a greater appreciation of those who suffered the horrors of transportation. Convict Connections meets bi-monthly at the GSQ Resource Centre on the second Sunday of even numbered months. The Resource Centre opens at 10.00am and closes at 2.30pm. The Annual General…

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Management Committee meeting

April 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

April 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 20, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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GSQ is closed: Good Friday

April 19
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is closed: Easter Saturday

April 20
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GSQ indexing group

April 22 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 25, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

April 24 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: DNA drop in clinic

April 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Interested in DNA testing and want to know more about it before taking the plunge?  Have you already done a DNA test and are unsure of what the results mean? Have a DNA problem? Come along to this DNA clinic session and let members of the DNA SIG help you with your questions. For members only with a gold coin contribution.

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GSQ is closed: ANZAC Day

April 25
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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DNA group

April 28 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until October 27, 2019

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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Writing group

April 28 @ 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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PLEASE NOTE: Changed date and time The aim of the Writing Special Interest Group is to provide a forum in which members can learn more about the writing, editing, and publishing processes. Each meeting will include discussions and presentations. Guest speakers will be invited from time to time. Members are invited to submit pieces of writing for comment and suggestions by other members. Stories will be published in forthcoming editions of the Society's journal Generation. Meetings are generally held on…

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May 2019

My ancestor was in Tasmania:Using Libraries Tasmania

May 4 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 12 tickets left

Around 76000 convicts were transported to Tasmania between 1804 and 1853, with some of them travelling to the mainland following their time in Tasmania. Libraries Tasmania (formerly LINC) has most of their records online and searchable.  Find out how you can view conduct records, indents, employment records and other records to build up a comprehensive picture of your Tasmanian convict. If your ancestor was a free settler, then you can find out what records are available online and how to…

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Scottish group

May 5 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The purpose of the Scottish Interest Group is to provide assistance to those researching Scottish ancestors. This is done in three ways: providing resources to assist in research; providing opportunities to talk to other researchers; and organising seminars about subjects connected with Scottish genealogy, culture and history. Meetings are generally held on the first Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 9.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting usually commences at…

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Monday Morning Natters

May 6 @ 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 2019 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. May topic: Scandinavian SIG Come and share a cuppa with Jeannette Oziganow to…

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GSQ night opening

May 8 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Using Google to create your own family history maps

May 11 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 12 tickets left

Following on from the webinar on using maps for family history, Sharyn will show how you can create your own custom family history maps using Google My Maps which can be shared with others and viewed on the web and mobile devices. You will learn how to map specific locations, create custom icons, change the look and feel of your map, import location data, embed your maps on family websites and access them. Mapping your family history is a great…

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Family Tree Maker group

May 12 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Family Tree Maker Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Family Tree Maker software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in FTM. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 10.30am, usually running until 12 noon. The Legacy…

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Legacy group

May 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 10, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Legacy User Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Legacy software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in Legacy. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10:30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 1.00pm following the Family Tree Maker Group, and will usually run…

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GSQ indexing group

May 13 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2019

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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

May 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 20, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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Open Day

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ’s second Open Day for 2019 is a wonderful opportunity for you to see what the Society can offer you to help with your family history journey.  There is free access to the Resource Centre for the day, numerous special interest groups and local archive on display plus experienced family historians to help you get started. As usual, tea, coffee and yummy food are available at a very low cost.

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DNA group

May 19 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 17, 2019

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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Scandinavian group

May 19 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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NOTE the changed time for this meeting. The Scandinavian Interest Group aims to provide assistance to members researching their Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish or Icelandic ancestors. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 12.30pm and closes at 2.30pm. The meetings usually commence at 12.30pm and take the form of discussions or guest speakers about Scandinavian research, migration or customs.

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Management Committee meeting

May 20 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

May 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2019

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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

May 22 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: Was your ancestor a slave owner?

May 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Surprising answers are waiting to be discovered in this database. In 1833 Britain abolished slavery in British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape. A new system of apprenticeships for the emancipated slaves resulted in free men and women tied to unfree labour for fixed terms. The British government (the tax payers) paid £20M in compensation to former slave owners, beneficiaries and agents acting for owners. A recent project of University College London has resulted in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership Database…

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Military group

May 25 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the Military Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their military ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. The Resource Centre is open for research from 12 noon to 4:00 pm after the meeting. Guest speakers may be invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are informal as our members prefer to have general discussions in a friendly and open format. This gives us the opportunity to share…

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German group – cancelled for May

May 26 @ 10:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The May meeting will not be held.

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GSQ indexing group

May 27 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Morning tea extravaganza!

May 30 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Come along to GSQ's dual morning tea event! Thank all the wonderful volunteers who help GSQ to keep operating and take the time too to raise money for cancer by being part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

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June 2019

Exploring our ancestors’ occupations

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 19 tickets left

Merchant, miner, tailor, tinworker, framework knitter, lace maker - which one do you have? What did our ancestors do to earn a living? You may have discovered a particular occupation listed on a certificate or census record – but what did this actually mean? Mechanisation and industrialisation changed the way things were done and many specialised occupations of the 18th and 19th centuries no longer exist. The traditional journey from apprenticeship to master in a trade could be long and…

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English/Irish group

June 2 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the English/Irish Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their English, Welsh or Irish ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of even numbered months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.00am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting begins at 10.30am with a short discussion. Guest speakers are invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are…

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Monday Morning Natters

June 3 @ 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 2019 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. June topic: DNA SIG DNA is proving to be a hit with family…

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DNA: Interpreting your results

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$25 – $40 12 tickets left

What are the best software tools to use to help you interpret your results and how do they work?  This two hour hands on session is a follow up from the earlier webinar and you will learn more about using DNAPainter, the Shared cM Project and What are the Odds?. To take this course you must have done a DNA test and have your results. Some pre-session homework is required. Presenter: Helen Smith Helen is a speaker, researcher and author…

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Convict Connections group

June 9 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Convict Connections Special Interest Group aims to provide a specialist forum for members with a particular interest in convicts and our colonial heritage, to share and exchange information, achieve a wider knowledge of our colonial beginnings and foster a greater appreciation of those who suffered the horrors of transportation. Convict Connections meets bi-monthly at the GSQ Resource Centre on the second Sunday of even numbered months. The Resource Centre opens at 10.00am and closes at 2.30pm. The Annual General…

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GSQ indexing group

June 10 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

June 12 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Writing group

June 16 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the Writing Special Interest Group is to provide a forum in which members can learn more about the writing, editing, and publishing processes. Each meeting will include discussions and presentations. Guest speakers will be invited from time to time. Members are invited to submit pieces of writing for comment and suggestions by other members. Stories will be published in forthcoming editions of the Society's journal Generation. Meetings are generally held on the third Sunday of even months,…

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Management Committee meeting

June 17 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

June 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

June 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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DNA group

June 23 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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GSQ indexing group

June 24 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

June 26 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: QLD Police Museum

June 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Police scour Brisbane for clues of Ether Man The signature of a predator, the dedication of police officers and the lucky break leading to the capture of the Ether Man will all be revealed in this presentation. Between April and September 1966 five women were attacked by a man who used either Ether or Chloroform to subdue his victims before he raped them. The attacks occurred in Brisbane’s north and south. The Curator of the Queensland Police Museum, Lisa Jones…

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July 2019

Monday Morning Natters

July 1 @ 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 2019 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. July topic: Family Tree Maker SIG Come along and find out more about…

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Scottish group

July 7 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The purpose of the Scottish Interest Group is to provide assistance to those researching Scottish ancestors. This is done in three ways: providing resources to assist in research; providing opportunities to talk to other researchers; and organising seminars about subjects connected with Scottish genealogy, culture and history. Meetings are generally held on the first Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 9.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting usually commences at…

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GSQ indexing group

July 8 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

July 10 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Irish land records

July 13 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Bobbie will cover Irish land records concentrating on Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland and the following Valuation Revision lists in depth with a hands on approach during this session. After the talk, there will be step-by-step instructions to take each member through to the location of one of their farming ancestors at the time of Griffith’s valuation. Ancestral homes in villages may also be able to be tracked in some circumstances. If you are feeling left out because you aren’t sure which ancestor…

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Family Tree Maker group

July 14 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Family Tree Maker Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Family Tree Maker software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in FTM. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 10.30am, usually running until 12 noon. The Legacy…

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Legacy group

July 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Legacy User Group aims to offer mutual support to any member in using Legacy software in their family history research. It provides information and help to members in obtaining the best use of their investment in Legacy. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10:30am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting starts at 1.00pm following the Family Tree Maker Group, and will usually run…

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Management Committee meeting

July 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia

If GSQ members have items they wish to submit for the Management Committee agenda, please contact the GSQ.

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TAG meeting

July 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Treasure Hunt in the GSQ Library

July 17 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Learn & Discover Enjoy & Share Find the treasures in GSQ's library. Enjoy a cuppa and bring along a plate to share. Please RSVP for organisation purposes. Email: secretary@gsq.org.au

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Brick wall workshop

July 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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$35 – $50 12 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

July 21 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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Scandinavian group

July 21 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The Scandinavian Interest Group aims to provide assistance to members researching their Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish or Icelandic ancestors. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of the odd months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 12.30pm and closes at 2.30pm. The meetings usually commence at 12.30pm and take the form of discussions or guest speakers about Scandinavian research, migration or customs.

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GSQ indexing group

July 22 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ night opening

July 24 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ is open on the 2nd and 4th Wed night each month.  On the 4th Wed night there will be a guest speaker.

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Wednesday night @ GSQ: Tossed or lost- what happens to your family history research?

July 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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Imagine your family history - documents, notes, scraps of paper, filing cabinets filled with photos and other bits and pieces either scattered or carefully organised. Do we really need to keep all of this stuff? When it’s time to downsize, an overwhelming pile of documents, photos and memorabilia can paralyse even the most ardent family historian. How do you decide to whom you should give your work accumulated over many, many years and which has cost you a small fortune?…

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Military group

July 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the Military Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their military ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. The Resource Centre is open for research from 12 noon to 4:00 pm after the meeting. Guest speakers may be invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are informal as our members prefer to have general discussions in a friendly and open format. This gives us the opportunity to share…

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German group

July 28 @ 10:15 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:15am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 24, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The German Special Interest Group aims: to offer support and research assistance to all who are searching for their German Ancestry to encourage and exchange information in an informal setting to provide guest speakers when possible to help guide us through the maze of information available to us to learn the history of Germany and immigration and why our ancestors chose to leave to get to know about German people and their customs.   Bi-monthly meetings are held at the…

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August 2019

Open Day

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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GSQ’s final Open Day for 2019 is a wonderful opportunity for you to see what the Society can offer you to help with your family history journey.  There is free access to the Resource Centre for the day, numerous special interest groups and local archive on display plus experienced family historians to help you get started. As usual, tea, coffee and yummy food are available at a very low cost.

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English/Irish group

August 4 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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An event every 2 months that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2019

Genealogical Society of QLD, 25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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The aim of the English/Irish Special Interest Group is to assist members with their research into their English, Welsh or Irish ancestry through discussion, guest speakers and acquisition of resources. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of even numbered months of the year, unless otherwise advertised. The Resource Centre opens at 10.00am and closes at 2.30pm. The meeting begins at 10.30am with a short discussion. Guest speakers are invited to the meetings from time to time. The meetings are…

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Monday Morning Natters

August 5 @ 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 2019 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. August topic: Scottish SIG Helen Bourne or Alistair Henderson will talk about the…

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