Guest speakers normally follow the formal part of monthly meetings. Topics vary widely.
These are the confirmed 2016 topics.
February 15: Greg Cope : “An untapped Resource: Looking at Post Office and Mail Service Files in Q’ld.”
March 21 : Hilda Maclean: “Researching Colonial Chinese-Australian Ancestry”
April 18: Peter Dunn – Brisbane @ War – Military Locations in Brisbane during WW2
May 16: Rosemary Kopittke: -‘Suffrage in Queensland: Who, when, Where.’
June 20 : Janice Cooper: “Who were the mates? Identifying the World War 1 soldiers from one community’.
July 18: Helen Smith – ‘Using DNA to Unlock Genealogical Puzzles.’
Some of the subjects we have covered in the past include:
- What’s in a name: Surname Origins in Britain and Ireland
- Digitising and organising your Family History
- Really? They died of that?
- History of Women in the Queensland Police
- Burial in Queensland
- Ryerson Index
- The law and copyright
- Macarthur Museum: MacArthur the Man
- 150 years of Railways in Queensland
- Ipswich and South Brisbane Cemeteries
- Brisbane City Council Archives – Researching your Family Home
- 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 University
- Genetics and the family historian
- Maritime Museums and their records
- Colonial Secretary’s papers in 1. London; 2. Queensland, 3. NSW –
- Inquests & No Inquests at the Qld State Archives
- Records of Interest to Researchers at the Education History Unit
- Red Cross Archives
- Archerfield and Early Aviation in Queensland
- The Flying Doctor Service and their Records.