Over 100 people enjoyed the Queensland Family History Society Open Day on Saturday August 23rd, an annual event held during National Family History Month. This year’s theme was Your family tree – more than just names and dates.
Guided tours through the Society’s Resource Centre, a presentation sharing members’ stories of their family, and advice from the Society’s special interest groups (Scotland, Central Europe, Wales, English West Country, DNA Interest Group, Family History Writing Group, Family Tree Maker and The Master Genealogist) allowed participants to learn about resources, ask questions, and receive assistance.
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies was also there with information about our programs such as the Australian and English Records certificates and over 200 courses. A free course from the National Institute was won by Merle Grinly.
The Queensland Family History Society was founded in 1979, “providing research resources in a pleasant, friendly environment and to providing suitable premises for members to spend time, both for educational purposes and as a meeting place to discuss shared interests.” National Family History Month occurs in August of each year. For a schedule of events, see the official National Family History Month website. Special thanks to Brenda Wheeler, Rosemary Kopittke, and Charlotte Sale for their help in including The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in this event.
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