Queensland Family Historian 1979-2010 Set: Journal of Queensland Family History Society
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (4556 pages)
Author: Queensland Family History Society
Year: (1979-2010) 2010
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia
This CD contains a complete run of the Queensland Family Historian from 1979 to 2010 the journal of the Queensland Family History Society. First published in 1979, the journals have articles on a wide range of topics relating to Queensland and the research interests of the societys members stories of convicts, pioneer families, articles on researching interstate and overseas, on reading old handwriting, school histories and much more.
So Harry set off in September 1852 from Plymouth at age 2½, with his parents and older sister Catherine, brother George and baby Tom, on the Parsee for Moreton Bay. They arrived on 10 January 1853 after what must have seemed to Harry a surreal experience over those 102 days. Although the passengers were apparently of exemplary behaviour, the crew had behaved badly throughout the voyage. The second officer threatened the captain's life and was placed in irons and eight seamen absconded near the mouth of the Brisbane River. Moreover, tragedy had struck the family during the voyage with the loss of little Tom, who had been baptized only weeks before they had left Plymouth ...
For the first time the journals are fully searchable as a PDF document on CD ROM published by Archive Digital Books Australasia.
This CD contains high quality scanned images of the original journals, and has been bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text
Since joining QFHS more recently, I had often wanted to read articles in back issues of their journal. This CD covers to period from their first issue to 2010 and is fairly easy to search once you get the hang of it. It is certainly a much cheaper way to acquire these back issues and, of course, it saves a lot of space on the bookshelf.