Location: Room 3 Upstairs, Bicentennial Centre,
Nerang-Southport Rd, Nerang, Qld 4211
Our Events Page lists all coming talks, workshops, mini seminars and other interesting events for you to attend.
Events are open to both GCFHS members and the General Public
for a small fee, bookings are essential as numbers
will be limited.
There should be plenty of parking available at the top level
car park. No permit is required for Saturday parking.
Please try to arrive promptly as talk commences at 1.30 pm
Refreshments: Tea & Coffee are available between talks
GCFHS - 2023 Seminars
Event Guest Speakers: Helen Connor & Ailsa Corlett
Why they left Ireland & Where they went
With Helen Connor
Find out why people left Ireland, particularly before the Famine. Where did they go, and why? What did they expect to find when they arrived in their new country? Explore immigration records and find what they contain to help you with your family history. This presentation will include live searching of databases to showcase how participants can search the troublesome Irish records.
Researching Scottish Records on the Internet
with Ailsa Corlett
Pre 1975 Scotland consisted of 33 counties. Each county has so much genealogical material if you know where to find it and who to contact. The county websites contain more records than those on Ancestry, FindMyPast or even FamilySearch.
By belonging to a county Family History Centre even for just a year you can ask for searches, obtain newsletters and contact others researching your family names in the same area. They are very willing to help with your research – at a small cost to join. Information obtained from some of the sites include photographs of headstones; photos of the churches and places; indexes relating to cemeteries; BDM’s, Probates; Workhouses; Farm records; publications that the societies have produced.
A full handout covering all the sites talked about will be available.
Event Guest Speaker: Sue Reid
Australian Newspapers & Substitutes after the 1950s
What can we do when Trove runs out?
When the wonderful Trove Digitised Newspapers project began more than a decade ago, the only newspapers available via Trove were those published up to 1954 for copyright reasons. Though the Trove collection now includes some more recent newspapers, some of the major titles are still only available up to 1954. We have come to rely on Trove Digitised newspapers to enrich our research, but what can we do 'when Trove runs out?'
Sue Reid will demonstrate some alternative sources you can use to find birth, deaths, and marriages after 1954.
Trove Newspapers & Keeping Track of Your Research
When searching on Trove Digitised Newspapers, it is good to know what articles we have already looked at and keep a record of them. This presentation will look at some of the features of Trove Digitised Newspapers that enable us to keep track of our research. We will look briefly at text correction and the benefits of having a Trove Account.
Past Events & Speakers
Details of talks will be posted here as they are confirmed. Don't miss out.