Why become a member of the Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc. (GSQ)?

A genealogical/family history society such as GSQ offers its members a range of valuable services.When you join GSQ, you will gain access to one of Australia's best resourced family history centres and gain access to the accumulated experience of many other researchers. These resources cover a variety of subjects from local, national, and international sources and, in some cases, these will not be available anywhere else. Our experienced volunteers, guide you to the records you need and put you in touch with others with similar interests.

Benefits of membership

  • Free access to subscription websites, such as:
    • From Home and at the Resource Centre at Wishart.
      • MyHeritage, TheGenealogist, Biographical Database of Australia, RootsIreland, Irish Ancestors, Fold3 and Newspapers.com
    • At the GSQ Research Centre at Wishart:
      • Ancestry and FindmyPast (which now includes full access to the 1921 Census, British Newspapers Archive, The Society of Genealogists (UK) and FamilySearch (Affiliate Library)
  • Free copy of our digital journal, Generation, 4 times a year
  • Free copy of our digital monthly eNews to keep you up to day with what is happening in the world of family history and read what other members have discovered about their ancestors
  • Free access to the weekly articles on the GSQ Blog written by experienced family history researchers
  • Free use of our library collections and advice and assistance from our experienced volunteers
  • Free use of our library collections which includes books, journals, and magazines from around the world, microfiche and microfilm holdings, maps. The library catalogue can be viewed at https://catalogue.gsq.org.au
  • Free access to the member's only site, MyGSQ (login required for access)
  • Free participation in our Chinese, Colonial and Convict, DNA, English/Irish/Welsh, Family History Technology, German, Scottish, Scandinavian and Writing Special Interest Groups. In addition, there are general interest Zoom groups on Monday morning, Wednesday morning and Wednesday evenings.
  • Special member rates for GSQ events which cover a wide range of topics across the year.
  • GSQ products via the GSQ Shop
  • Research Service available at members rates plus additional benefits for Distant members (>100klm from Research Centre)
  • Free publication of research interests in the Member's Interest Area in MyGSQ
  • Reciprocal visiting rights to the collections of other family history societies.


New members do not pay a joining fee.

Membership is available either as Single, Dual, Affiliate or Corporate membership. GSQ Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 years.

Dual membership is for two members of an immediate family living at the same address and is at a discounted rate. Only one email address can be used for a Dual membership. While both members receive the same benefits as single members, they receive only one copy of the Society's publications, eNews a monthly electronic publication and Generation a quarterly publication. If you choose to have the quarterly journal, Generation, posted to you, instead of emailed, you will need to purchase this subscription from the GSQ Shop.

GSQ also offers discounted 3-year membership subscriptions - for both Single and Dual members. In addition, new or renewing members can choose to take a lifetime subscription.

IMPORTANT: Members are issued with a renewal notice at 1 month and then 1 week prior to expiry of membership. If a membership is not paid within 1 week after expiry, the membership will be cancelled.

New Members

To join, simply select Membership Sign Up on the Membership menu (or select Join Now on this page). Complete the online form and pay by credit card through our secure online facility. If you wish to direct deposit the fee into GSQ's account, you will still need to complete the online form. At the end of the registration process, if you select your preferred payment method of Bank Transfer you will be given a reference number to use when making your payment via your own bank. You can also join at our Research Centre, 25 Stackpole St, Wishart and pay by EFTPOS or Cash.

PLEASE NOTE that, for your membership to be confirmed, payment must have been received by GSQ. Membership is automatically conferred but must be ratified by the Management Committee at its next monthly meeting to be formalised.

The Society regularly sends emails to all members. We recommend that you add the email addresses secretary@gsq.org.au , president@gsq.org.au and mwadmin@gsq.org.au to your email contacts list so that our emails do not land in your junk mail box.

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Membership Fees
From 01 Feb 2024

New and Existing Members Fees
No Joining Fee payable.

  • Single 1 year $90
  • Dual 1 year $160
  • Single 3 years $240
  • Dual 3 years $430
  • Affiliate 1 year $180
  • Corporate 1 year $360
  • Life enduring membership $1460