Meetings of our Branch are held at the Upper Mt Gravatt Scout Den,
1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt (down Carson Lane between Upper
Mt Gravatt State School and the Progress Hall) on the 3rd Monday
of each month (excepting December) commencing at 7.30 pm. Library
opens at 6.45pm. Members can look at, borrow books and microfiche
(and a microfiche reader) before and after the meeting. Our library
assistants are on hand to help you. The Library is also open every
Wednesday - see page on the Library.
We have guest speakers at each meeting with a question time following
the lecture. The Guest speakers for the 2013 include:
||Helen Smith - "Life in the Workhouse"
||Stephanie Ryan - " What's new at SLQ"
||Judy Lofthouse - "Family History Googling
- What Google is hiding behind its white front page. Be surprised
at what will help you with your family history"
Geoff Doherty - "Oh what a tangled web we weave.... - The story behind Australia's first successful military deserter"
||Niles Elvery - "Land records for family history
Pam Gilbert - "The hospital ship Centaur
- a personal story"
Rosemary Kopittke - "Connecting with family lines, online"
|AGM and Helen Smith - "Fishing for cousins using blogs"
Some of the subjects we have covered in the past include:
- The law and copyright
- Records of persons arrested by police & victims of violent
crime in Queensland pre 1900
- Fossicking in the State Archives
- The joys & frustrations of overseas research
- The little used resources at the State Library
- Latest developments in oral history collection
- Community and personal histories - records held
- Scandinavian records, especially Danish
- Police records, wages books
- Newspapers, Australian & overseas, local histories at Griffith
- Genetics and the family historian
- Maritime Museums and their records
- Colonial Secretary's papers in 1. London; 2. Queensland, 3.
- Inquests & No Inquests at the Qld State Archives
- Records of Interest to Researchers at the Education History
- Red Cross Archives
- Archerfield and Early Aviation in Queensland
- The Flying Doctor Service and their Records