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Queensland Family History Society

Contact Information

Library and Resource Centre - 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, Qld 4051, Australia

Postal Address - P O Box 171, Indooroopilly, Qld, 4068

Telephone +61 7 3355 3369

Email -




Directions and Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation - See Visiting QFHS


On-street parking available

History, Aims, and Objects

The Society was formed in Brisbane in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political organization.

The aims and objects of the society:

  • To assist people to research their family history in Queensland, in Australia, and worldwide.
  • To provide opportunities for people to further their knowledge of family history research.
  • To preserve historical records and material bearing on the families and people of Queensland.

Description of Collections

QFHS maintains a substantial collection of reference books, microfiche, microfilms, CDs, maps, cemetery records, millions of unique records indexed by the Publications group, and a comprehensive collection of genealogical journals from both Australia and overseas.

See our publicly available online catalogue.

Benefits of Membership

Members have use of the Library and Resource Centre and all resources including:

  • Subscription Databases:
    • MyHeritage (available remotely)
    • Ancestry
    • findmypast
    • The Genealogist
    • The British Newspaper Archive
    • and more

Special Interest Groups

The Society has the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which meet regularly.

  • Central European Group
  • Colonial India and the Far East Special Interest Group
  • DNA Interest Group
  • English West Country Group
  • Family History Writing Group
  • Family Tree Maker (FTM) User Group
  • Irish Interest Group
  • The Master Genealogist® (TMG) User Group
  • Queensland Pre-Separation Group
  • Scottish Interest Group
  • Welsh Interest Group

Research Service

The Society offers a research service to members and non-members.

Tips for Your Visit

To get the most from your visit, see Visiting QFHS.