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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: ​2 December 2014
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: 30 September 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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Deciphering old handwriting skills workshop
Date: ​30 October 2014 ​ ​ ​
Location: ​Gold Coast City Council Library, Robina
Booking: ​To book, please call the Gold Coast City Council Library, Robina on 07 5581 1600​.
Details: Queensland State Archives is presenting a workshop at the Gold Coast City Council Library, Robina on how to read old handwriting with examples of old handwritten text from records in Queensland State Archives' collection. Come along to learn the tips and tricks needed to read archival documents and enhance your research skills. This is a good workshop for anyone interesting in transcribing and indexing old records.
For more information, and to book, please contact the G
old Coast City Council Library, Robina.
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Find your First World War soldier
Date: 28 October 2014​ ​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2645

Time: 1 pm - 3 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. For more information, and to book, please call 07 3131 7777 or email info@archives.qld.gov.au.  ​
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First World War records
Date: 8 October 2014 ​​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 2975

Location: Genealogical Society of Queensland (Redlands branch)​
Booking: 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 Genealogical Society of Queensland (Redlands branch).
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Loveday Finn - a family history case study
​ ​ Queensland State Archives Digital Image ID 10561: Thallon township, c1954

Date: 30 October 2014
Gold Coast City Council Library, Broadbeach
To book, please call the Gold Coast City Council Library, Broadbeach on 07 5581 1555.
Date: 12 November 2014
Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Caboolture
To book, please call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Caboolture on 07 5433 2000.
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 local and family history research
​Date: ​12 November 2014
Location: ​Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Bribie Island
Booking: To book, please call the Moreton Bay Regional Council Library, Bribie Island on 07 3408 1388
​Details:

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 library or organisation hosting this event.​​

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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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Records of trades and professions: Your ancestors' life on the job​
Date: 6 November 2014​ ​​

​Location: ​Redland City Council Library, Capalaba
Booking: ​To book, please call the Redland City Council Library, Capalaba on 07 3843 8010.
Details: ​​This seminar explores the many types of employment records in the Queensland State Archives' collection including photographs, exams papers, trade certificates and barristers' rolls. This is an image-rich seminar presented by an experienced archivist who will provide research tips and tricks to locate those records 'on the job'. 
For more information, and to book, please contact the 
Redland City Council Library, Capalaba.
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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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For further details about Public Events, email the Manager, Public Access or phone 07 3131 7777.​​​​​​​​


Last updated 17 September 2014