Thursday, July 19, 2012


"Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards."

National Family History Week

Family history and genealogy are becoming some of the most popular hobbies around the world. Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations so the week has broad appeal across Australia.

National Family History Week is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). This popular initiative has received broad support from some of Australia's leading government and non government organisations. Current sponsors and supporters include:

During the week events will be conducted across the country that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects including family reunions, seminars, talks, open days, history walks, book launches, film evening and expos. Check your state for details of local events.

This is the list so far for Brisbane and near by... to check you area or state, please go to


Events for Family History Week

Events are listed by postcode and date order

4051 4 August 2012 10 am to 3pm

Queensland Family History Society Open Day
Have a guided tour of the Queensland FHS library and discover the many resources available to assist in the discovery of your family heritage. Chat to members of our Special Interest Groups (Location groups - Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Central European, England West Country; Genealogy Software groups - Family Tree Maker and The Master Genealogist; the Queensland Pre-Separation Group and the Family History Writing Group)
Browse the bookshop and pick up one of our excellent specials.
Tea and coffee will be available all day.
Special guests will include our Patron, Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AC, Governor of Queensland
venue: 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne
group: Queensland Family History Society
contact: Bev Young (Secretary), email:

4114 27 July 2012 to 5 August 2012

Logan River and District Family History Society Open Days
We are going to open our rooms each day of the National Family History Week from 9.30am to 1.30pm
venue: 1 - 21 Milky Way, Kingston
group: Logan River and District Family History Society Inc
contact: Graham Popple -

4114 1 August and 2 August

Basic Ancestry Training Ancestry
Training Sessions
Aug 1st Greenbank Library 10:30am Jimboomba Library 2:30pm
Aug 2ng Logan Central Library 10:30am Logan Village Library 1:30pm
group: Logan City Council Libraries
contact: Jamie Treble

4119 2 August 2012 10.30am to 12.00pm

Family history in the 21st century
Researching your family history? Never before has family history research been so accessible. Martin Hawkins, an experienced researcher, will show you how the internet makes it possible for you to find your ancestors from the comfort of your lounge room or public library. Bookings essential.
venue: Logan North Library, 2-6 Sports Drive, Underwood
group: Logan North Library - phone 07 3412 4140

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