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Seminars

Following is an alphabetical listing of seminars and workshops held at Queensland State Archives, Runcorn, and at external venues.

A listing of seminars and workshops by date is available under Events.

Advanced catalogue search
Date: 30 September 2014​ ​ ​ Advanced catalogue search
Time: 11 am - 12 noon​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​
Details:
Discover how to get the best out of Queensland State Archives' online catalogue which can be accessed online or in the Public Search Room at Queensland State Archives.
This workshop will teach you more advanced techniques to locate records of interest and will give useful tips for finding what you want. 
You're welcome to bring your wireless device – laptop or tablet – to join in with exercises presented during the workshop to help you learn how to use our catalogue. 
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
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Basic catalogue search
Date: 29 July 2014
16 December 2014​
Basic catalogue search
Time: 11 am - 12 noon​
Location:​ Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​
Details: This workshop provides researchers with an introduction to our searchable catalogue which can be accessed online or in the Public Search Room at Queensland State Archives. The catalogue will allow you to find records in our collection to help answer your research questions. This session will help you learn basic search techniques to find what you want.
You're welcome to bring your wireless device – laptop or tablet – to join in with exercises presented during the workshop to help you learn how to use our catalogue.
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au. ​
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Moreton Bay convict records
Date: 3 June 2014​​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 21817

Time: 10 am - 11 pm​​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​​
Details:
As part of Queensland Week celebrations, Queensland State Archives is presenting the seminar, Moreton Bay convict records. Focussing on convict records from Queensland State Archives’ collection, the seminar will provide researchers with insight into the importance of these records to Queensland and highlight online access to these records.
Entry is free. For more information, and to book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
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Find your First World War soldier
Date: 4 November 2014​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2645

Time: 2 pm - 4 pm​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​
Details: Join us for a workshop which may help you locate records on the life of your First World War soldier. Bring your wireless device – laptop or tablet – to join in research exercises presented during the workshop. Entry is free. Bookings essential as sessions hold a maximum of 15 attendees. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
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First World War records
Date: 23 April 2014 - Brisbane City Council Library, Nundah
To book, please call the Brisbane City Council Library, Nundah on 07 3403 8888.​
​​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2975

Date: 29 April 2014 - Victoria Point Library
To book, please call the Victoria Point Library on 07 3884 4011.​
Date: 25 May 2014 - Genealogical Society of Queensland
To book, please call the Genealogical Society of Queensland on 07 3891 5085.
Date: 26 June 2014 - Brisbane City Council Library, Wynnum
To book, please call the Brisbane City Council Library, Wynnum on 07 3403 8888. ​​​
Date: 8 October 2014 - Genealogical Society of Queensland (Redlands branch)
To book, please call the Genealogical Society of Queensland (Redlands branch) on
07 3821 0948.​
Details: Join us for a seminar on First World War records. Experience the impact of the war through the many non military records held in Queensland State Archives' collection and learn more about the Queensland effort during the First World War. For more information, and to book, please contact the library or organisation hosting this event.
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Getting started with research
Date: 22 April 2014
19 August 2014​
​ ​ Getting started with research
Time: 10 am - 12 noon​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​
Details: Find out about resources available at Queensland State Archives and learn how to use the collection to meet your research needs.
This workshop, presented by one of our experienced reference archivists, will provide you with the basics you need to start your research at Queensland State Archives and how best to find the information you are seeking.
This session includes a short tour of Queensland State Archives.
Entry is free. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.  
If you are unable to attend this workshop, please view the PowerPoint presentation on our website.
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Loveday Finn - a family history case study
Date: 4 September 2014 ​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 10561: Thallon township, c1954

Location: Logan River and District Family History Society, Kingston Butter Factory
Booking: To book, please call the Logan River and District Family History Society on 07 3808 6537.​
Details: By following the Loveday Finn story, discover how to use the Queensland State Archives' catalogue and indexes to locate family history records. Get search tips and discover how to access resources to research your own ancestor. The seminar includes examples of records located and details the information each record contains. For more information, and to book, please contact the library or organisation hosting this event.
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Maps for family and local history research
Date: 21 August 2014​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2865



Location: Redland City Council Library​
Bookings: To book, please call the Redland City Council Library on 07 3829 8999.​
Details: Join us for a seminar on using maps for family and local history. Learn how to make the most of Queensland State Archives' unique map collection for your family and local history research. For more information, and to book, please contact the Redland City Council Library on 07 3829 8999. 
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Seminars at Genealogy Sunshine Coast Inc (Nambour)
Date: 20 September 2014​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 10561: Thallon township, c1954

Location: Genealogy Sunshine Coast Inc (Nambour)​
Booking: To book, contact Genealogy Sunshine Coast Inc (Nambour) on 07 5441 4266.
Details:

​Queensland State Archives will present three seminars for Genealogy Sunshine Coast Inc (Nambour) on 20 September 2014.
Loveday Finn - a family history case study
By following the Loveday Finn story, discover how to use the Queensland State Archives' catalogue and indexes to locate family history records. Get search tips and discover how to access resources to research your own ancestor. The seminar includes examples of records located and details the information each record contains. 
First World War records
Experience the impact of the war through the many non military records held in Queensland State Archives' collection and learn more about the Queensland effort during the First World War. 
Maps for family and local history research
Learn how to make the most of Queensland State Archives' unique map collection for your family and local history research.  ​

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Seminar at Queensland Family History Society
Date: 7 June 2014 ​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 15153

Location: Queensland Family History Society​
Booking: To book, please call the Queensland Family History Society on 07 3355 3369 or register online. ​
Details:​ Where there's a Will: Wills and associated matters in Queensland, Australia, and the UK is a seminar day presented at the Queensland Family History Society on wills and other records relating to the administration of deceased estates. As part of this event, Queensland State Archives will present a session on using wills and other records from our collection for your research on deceased estates. For more information, and to book, please contact the Queensland Family History Society.
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Using microfilm and indexes workshop
Date:

14 October 2014

ScanPro 3000

Time: 8.30 am - 9.30 am​
Location: Queensland State Archives Public Search Room​
Details:

New microfilm equipment and Public Search Room computers have been installed by Queensland State Archives to provide enhanced functionality for researchers.  
Learn to use the Archives' new microfilm equipment, including scanning and saving records to USB from microfilm. The session will also teach you how to use our new Public Search Room computers which will provide access to the catalogue, the Archives' website, the Internet and index resources.
You will be required to bring your own USB device.
Entry is free. Bookings essential due to limited places for a maximum of eight attendees. To book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email
info@archives.qld.gov.au

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Voyages to Queensland
Date: 6 May 2014​​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 21817

Time: 2 pm - 3 pm​​
Location: Queensland State Archives Lecture Theatre Two​​
Details:
Was your relative an early immigrant to Queensland? Have you ever wondered about their voyage to Queensland?
As part of the National Trust Heritage Festival, Queensland State Archives is presenting the seminar, Voyages to Queensland. Come learn about:
·         the conditions of immigration and the characteristics of various categories of immigrant
·         the luggage limits and clothing requirements for immigrants
·         the different types of voyage reports held at the Archives
·         accessing records relating to immigration.
Entry is free. For more information, and to book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.
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For further details about Public Events, email the Manager, Public Access or phone 07 3131 7777.


Last updated 10 April 2014