Calendar of Events
Saturday 20 April 2013
Military Records for Family Historians Seminar
Cost (includes morning tea): $15 QFHS Members $20 Non-members
From: 9am to 12.30pm
At: Queensland Baptists Conference Centre
53 Prospect Road
Please contact the Queensland Family History Society to book, or for more information click here.
Bookings can be made online at www.qfhs.org.au, by mail, by phone 3355 3369, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 20 April 2013
Redcliffe & District Family History Group Inc. are holding an Open House
from10am to 3pm. Ample off-street parking, bus routes 693, 694 and 695. Enquires, contact Leonnie on ph. 07 3885 3533
25th May 2013
The History Queensland Inc AGM and 6-monthly meeting of History Queensland will be hosted by Caloundra Family History Research Inc. at the Guide Hut, Arthur Street, Caloundra, on Saturday, 25 May 2013
1st June 2013
The Maryborough Family Heritage Institute Inc will be holding an Immigration Celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the David McIver, the second ship to come direct to Maryborough from Great Britain in July 1863.
In conjunction the 150th anniversary for the Monmorency, whose passengers arrived on the coastal steamer Queensland two weeks later in July 1863 will also be celebrated. This ship went to Moreton Bay but the passengers were transhipped directly on to the Queensland . Therefore these people are classed as settlers who came direct to Maryborough.
It is planned that the descendants will meet at the CWA Hall on the morning of 1st June where memorabilia will be displayed and a light lunch provided for a small cost. Then we will join the catamaran, Spirit of Hervey Bay at 2.00pm for a journey down the river and around the bay before the boat docks at the marina at Urangan. A dinner will be held at the Boat Club and a free coach trip back to Maryborough. Cost is $55 per head regardless of age. Money is to be paid in by 1st May 2013.
The lists of passengers for these ships are on the Facebook page of Maryborough Family Heritage Research Institute.
Anyone interested could please call the Institute on 41 231620 or email email@example.com. Money to be sent to PO Box 913 Maryborough 4650.
AFFHOs National Family History Month - previously only a week and now trialling for a whole month, has been very successful in past years and we would like your help and support to make it even more successful in 2013.
For details see http://www.familyhistoryweek.org.au/