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.
Download the calendar of events for January to June 2020 so that you never miss a GSQ event!
The clinic help sessions are available to all GSQ members only, and won't be held at GSQ, but rather with individually timed virtual meetings through Zoom or GoToMeeting, depending on how many folk need appointments. If you want to make an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org stating you would like an appointment (provincially they will be for 30 mns each) on the Wednesday evening in between the times of 7pm - 8:30pm and set out your DNA problem. A virtual meeting link…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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. …Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »