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Discover your heritage with our range of family and local history sessions throughout the year.

To book for events, use the online registration links below or contact any library. Registration is required for all sessions.

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Program

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Family History

Learn how and where to search for your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 27 October 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 14 September 10.30am - 11.30am Register now

Banned books

Australia's Banned Books

Australia once had the strictest censorship laws in the world. Explore the history of banned books in Australia.

The Thursday, 14 September event at Burpengary Library was originally scheduled for Friday 15 September. Due to unforeseen circumstances it has been rescheduled for Thursday 14 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Library Date Time Bookings
Burpengary Thursday, 14 September 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
North Lakes Wednesday, 27 September 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now

Caboolture Cemetery

Caboolture Cemetery Tour

Established in 1874, Caboolture Cemetery is the final resting place for numerous individuals who helped shape and define the region. Join us for a unique walking tour and discover stories of the cemetery’s 140 year history and its residents.

  • Wednesday, 4 October; meet at 9.30am
  • King Street entrance, 142-148 King Street, Caboolture

Please wear walking shoes and bring water.  Finishes at approximately 11am.

Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Cemetery Wednesday, 04 October 9.30am - 11.00am Join the waitlist

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Discover Ancestry.com Library Edition

Learn how to use Ancestry Library Edition to research your family tree.
Library Date Time Bookings
Woodford Wednesday, 01 November 2.00pm - 3.30pm Register now

Discover Find My Past

Learn how to trace your ancestry using Find My Past.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 13 October 9.30am - 11.00am Register now
Redcliffe Wednesday, 08 November 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

School Records

Education Department and School Records for Family History

This presentation will highlight Queensland records relevant to school students, teachers and district inspectors from 1860 onwards, which are useful for researchers.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 06 November 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 15 November 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Tuesday, 21 November 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Caboolture Friday, 17 November 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
North Lakes Friday, 10 November 12.30pm - 1.30pm Register now
Redcliffe Wednesday, 22 November 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 24 October 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Woodford Tuesday, 12 September 10.00am - 11.00am Event Cancelled

Family history group

Are you interested in researching your family history or genealogy? Would you like to swap research tips with other enthusiasts? Could you use some advice or assistance?

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek 1st Monday of each month 9.30am - 12.30pm Not required
Arana Hills 1st Thursday of each month 6.30pm - 8.00pm Not required
Caboolture Last Tuesday of each month 1.00pm - 3.00pm Not required
North Lakes Every Thursday 10.00am - 12.00noon Not required
Strathpine 2nd Tuesday of each month 9.00am - 11.00am (Legacy Family Tree help also available) Not required
Strathpine 4th Tuesday of each month 9.00am - 11.00am Not required

Genealogy for Beginners - Elanor Chambers

Research your family history with resources available in the library.
 
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 04 September 11.00am - 12noon Register now
Bribie Island Thursday, 14 September 11.00am - 12noon Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 07 November 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Ancestry Advanced

Getting the most out of Ancestry.com

Learn how to get more out of Ancestry.com using advanced function searches and new tips and tricks.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 09 October 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 18 October 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Monday, 25 September 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Burpengary Friday, 17 November 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Caboolture Friday, 15 September 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Wednesday, 13 September 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

Voyages to Queensland

Voyages to Queensland: 1848 and beyond

Thousands of individuals travelled across the world to find their home in Queensland. Join Saadia Thomson-Dwyer from Queensland State Archives to discover what records are available to trace your family’s voyage to our state.
Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 26 September 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

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