GSQ holds unique records which are being added to on a regular basis. Most of these indexes are only available to members, via MyGSQ, once they have logged into the GSQ site. You may also view other members’ interest areas and update your own profile.
MyGSQ currently contains the following:
Funeral Director's Records Index
This index includes the records for some funeral directors, memorial inscriptions and lone graves.
Pedigree charts index
These charts have been lodged with GSQ by members, past and present, over a number of years. The charts can be viewed at GSQ during opening hours.
Family tree charts
This index was created some time ago and published in appreciation of those people who submitted their chart to GSQ for safe-keeping. The family tree charts may be accessed by members at GSQ during opening hours.
Unrelated certificates Index
These certificates have been lodged with GSQ by members, past and present, over many years. The certificates were obtained by members during their research and found to be unrelated to that research and have been lodged at GSQ in the hope other researchers may find them useful.
Queensland muster roll
Originally created as a Bicentennial project in 1988, the Q150 (2009) project has updated and added to the existing register through contributions from GSQ members and other family historians. The Muster Roll is a biographical register of over 25,000 pioneers resident in the colony of Queensland between Separation in 1859 and Federation in 1901, an important period of Queensland's history, when it had its own unique identity, neither part of the colony of New South Wales nor a state in the Australian Federation. The register contains birth and family details; occupations, businesses and properties; death details; and names of spouses and children, as well as other known facts about individuals.
GSQ has transcribed index cards held by the State Library Queensland compiled during WW1 by central Queenslander, Annie Margaret Wheeler (nee Laurie). Annie Laurie was born in 1867, to Scottish-born parents, at Dingo, about 150 kilometres west of Rockhampton, married Henry Wheeler in 1896 and had one child, a daughter. She was decorated with an OBE in 1919 for caring for the needs of Australian troops in London during World War 1. Annie kept an index card on each of 'her soldiers', recording what she knew about them. Annie died in 1950 and her memorial plaque is at Mount Thompson Memorial Gardens. GSQ is transcribing these cards and researching the families. As this is an ongoing project, only some of the records are online but are being added to on a regular basis.
GSQ offers 2 hour remote film viewing to our members. This means that members who are unable to attend the Resource Centre may view microfilms held by GSQ. This includes films you may have ordered from the LDS. Members living outside the Brisbane area will be given preference. GSQ microfilm holdings may be found under the Library Catalogue. Currently remote viewing is available on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evenings of the month between 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Times available will be expanded depending on the interest expressed by members.
Generation is GSQ's quarterly journal. All past copies of Generation (between 1979 and 2008, plus 2015-2016) can be downloaded by members. Generation publishes a wide variety of topics which includes stories about individual ancestors or families, research tips and how to use records. If you are interested in submitting an article to Generation, please contact the Generation editors.
All members may submit a free Short Research request addressed to the Research Coordinator by post or email - no telephone requests will be accepted. A Short Research request will be limited to no more than 30 minutes. The Research Coordinator will advise the member if extended research is required.
A free Short Request must be submitted on:
• an eResearch request form accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed DL envelope for return mail, OR
• on an eResearch form completed online.
If prints are required an estimate will be given.
Members may send in one Short Research request at a time. Another Short Request may be submitted on receipt of an answer. Requests will be answered in the order of receipt.
Members’ interest areas
Members can now submit their surnames and areas of interest. An email address must be included so that other members who may be researching the same families or locality can make contact and share information.
Webinars (Watch this space)
It is anticipated that in the near future, GSQ will offer online seminars (webinars) on a variety of topics.
YouTube (Watch this space)
Throughout the year, GSQ offers courses and seminars on a monthly basis. Some of these will be made available to members to view in their own time, using YouTube.
If you have any problems using MyGSQ, please contact the
MyGSQ is not a general membership database ― that is maintained separately by the Society. Data held in MyGSQ are subject to modification or deletion without notice.