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Introduction to Land Records

Event Information

  • 24 Aug 2013 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: $15 (QFHS members) $20 (non-members)

Introduction to Land Records

Speakers: Carole Riley and Nola Fulwood

Carole Riley is a professional genealogist, a member of the Council of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and founder of the Sydney User Group of the Master Genealogist. She is the author of Land Records for Family Historians in Australia and New Zealand and Social Media for Family Historians.

Land and property research can tell us so much about how our ancestors lived and worked. In colonial times the buying, selling or leasing of property may have been the only times our ancestors dealt with government at all, and the records may contain information found nowhere else, such as birthdates and names of family members, and even wills and marriage settlements. Her presentations will introduce you to the main types of land records you can find, what they mean and where to find them – grants, deeds, Torrens titles, Crown leases, selections, soldier settlements, maps and plans.

Nola Fulwood is a member of the Queensland FHS and is a very experienced archivist – Nola is a former Queensland State Archives public access manager. Nola will cover the main series of Queensland Land Records held by the Queensland State Archives and how to find them – legislation, indexes, and some of the treasures to be found.

The cost includes morning tea.

To register for Introduction to Land Records, send your cheque (payable to QFHS) or credit card payment details to QFHS, PO Box 171, Indooroopilly, Qld. 4068. Book online www.qfhs.org.au or phone 07 3355 3369 during library opening hours.