Family History Open Day

Family History Open Day


Posted 2017-05-03 by Susan J Bowesfollow

Sat 06 May 2017

The question on many people's minds is "I wonder if I have any famous relatives"? Genealogy is the way to find this out. Genealogy is the study of families' lineages through history and you may be fortunate to discover you are related to a renowned character. At the very least, you may uncover secrets in the closet and interesting stories.

These days it's quite amazing the number of people all over the world who are researching their heritage. With organisations such as, Find My Past and others, connections can be made with distant relatives who are researching the same family lines as you. This way you get the opportunity to share information and stories.

On Saturday 6th May, 2017, the Genealogical Society of Queensland is holding a at Wishart where budding historians will be able to access the society's vast resources for free. There will be experienced resources on hand to help you get started and give you tips on the best way to go about obtaining the information you require.

Representatives from the following specific groups will also be present on the day to assist you with your search.

  • Scottish
  • English
  • Irish
  • Scandinavian
  • German
  • Military History
  • Convict Connections
  • DNA
  • Family History Writing Groups

  • Most sites like, Find My Past, etc require a fee to join their enormous organisations; however, on Saturday you will have free online access to these sites.

    Genealogy is addictive and before you know it, you will be researching several families at once. Membership to the Genealogical Society can offer many benefits to an enthusiastic family history adventurer. Cost for a single person per year is $70.00. More details relating to membership can be located on their website.

    If you cannot make this event, the society holds many different events throughout the year, so check their events tab on their website for more information.

    The open day on Saturday 6th May will commence at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm.

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