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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 or contact any library. Registration is required for all sessions.


Australian Heritage Festival

The Australian Heritage Festival is an annual event between April and May celebrating heritage, history and culture. The 2018 theme is My Culture, My Story. The Festival is an opportunity to reflect on the places where we live, work, and travel, and why they are special.

In addition to the Moreton Bay History Seminar below, on Saturday, 19 May at Redcliffe Library, we're celebrating stories and our diverse and distinctive cultures with a day of events for writers and readers.

Learn more about the Heritage Festival events for writers

The Australian Heritage Festival is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Trusts Partnership Program.

Program

Moreton Bay History Seminar 2018

Moreton Bay History Seminar

The Moreton Bay History Seminar returns for its second year, celebrating the diverse history of the Moreton Bay Region.

  • Ray Kerkhove explores the history and traditions of Aboriginal peoples in our district, bringing to life the long Indigenous history of our region.
  • Peter Ludlow focuses on the fascinating characters who have called the region home, stitching together the communities that make up our region.
  • Cliff Pollard and Jeff Hopkins-Weise commemorate the centenary of the First World War by exploring the repatriation of our soldiers and how they were supported by local organisations.
 
Local History Displays
Visit our libraries to see a range of captivating displays, created in partnership with local historical societies, to celebrate the history of our region.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Community Centre, Level 2, The Corso North Lakes Wednesday, 16 May 9.30am - 12.00noon Register now

Australias Banned Books

Australia's Banned Books

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

Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Tuesday, 13 March 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now

Blogging Your Family History

Blogging Your Family History

Discover how blogging can benefit your family history research. This session provides a guide to the essential elements of creating a successful blog, including using different platforms.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Wednesday, 21 February 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

Dating Historical Photographs

Dating Historical Photographs

A little detective work can often reveal the mystery behind uncaptioned old photographs. In this talk participants will learn how to interpret information hidden within photographs.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 23 February 10.30am - 12noon Register now
Redcliffe Friday, 09 February 10.00am - 11.30am Register now

Ancestry Library

Discover Ancestry.com Library Edition

Learn how to kick start your family history research with historical information available free online in the library.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Thursday, 01 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm Register now
Caboolture Thursday, 08 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Strathpine Thursday, 03 May 6.30pm - 7.30pm Register now

Find My Past

Discover Find My Past

Learn how to trace your ancestry using Find My Past. Explore basic site navigation, discover the types of records you can access, and learn how to effectively search and save records.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Thursday, 08 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm Register now
Caboolture Thursday, 17 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Strathpine Thursday, 10 May 6.30pm - 7.30pm Register now

family history

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?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, come and meet with your local Family History Group. Everyone is welcome to these regular meetings.

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

German Ancestry

Finding your German Ancestors

Learn how resources for researching your German Ancestors have changed over time, and discover new research avenues utilising library resources.

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 14 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 21 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
North Lakes Tuesday, 22 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Woodford Monday, 28 May 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now

History of North Lakes

A History of North Lakes

North Lakes has been marked as one of the most successful planned suburbs in Australia, changing acres of farmed pine forest to a contemporary suburban and commercial centre, with a population of more than 70,000 people. This display captures the history of North Lakes; it shares the stories of community members and captures the importance of this burgeoning community to the individuals that call it home.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Tuesday, 20 February to Tuesday, 03 April during library hours Not required

Queensland Post Offices and Mail Service

Queensland Post Offices and Mail Service

Learn how to source information from the Archives on Post Offices and Mail Service in Queensland. Join Greg Cope from the National Archives to find special gems for your family history research.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 13 March 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Research in New South Wales

Research in New South Wales

Improve your knowledge of genealogy records available in New South Wales, and build stories of any (New South) Welshmen in your family tree.

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 05 March 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 16 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Tuesday, 17 April 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Caboolture Monday, 23 April 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 24 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 29 May 11.00am - 12.00noon Register now
Woodford Wednesday, 07 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

Researching UK Archives

Researching UK Archives

Learn how to trace your British ancestors from the comfort of your PC. Find out what records have been made available from the central record repositories in the United Kingdom.

Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Tuesday, 22 May 1.30pm - 2.30pm Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 22 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

The Gale NewsVault

The Gale NewsVault: a British Newspaper Resource

Discover more about The Gale NewsVault. This free resource offers access to British newspapers, such as The London Times, which are not available via the British Newspaper Archive.

Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 09 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 18 April 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Bribie Island Tuesday, 20 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Burpengary Friday, 27 April 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 15 March 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
North Lakes Thursday, 19 April 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 06 March 11.00am - 12noon Register now

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