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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.


Program

Beyond the Patient: Hospital and Asylum Records

Discover the wealth of information available on patients and their relatives in hospital, mental asylum and benevolent asylum records. Presented by professional genealogist, Judy Webster.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 25 September 10.00am - 11.30am Join the waitlist

Blogging Your Family History

Discover how blogging can benefit your family history research. Shauna Hicks will provide a guide to the essential elements of creating a successful blog, including using different platforms.
Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 23 October 10.00am-11.00am Register now
Caboolture Monday, 19 November 1.30pm-2.30pm Register now

Bribie Island's Colourful History

Join the Bribie Island Historical Society as they bring to life Bribie’s riveting history, from first interactions with Aboriginal peoples, to being a tourist stop for the Koopa ferry, to the population explosion that followed the construction of Bribie Island Bridge.
Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Tuesday, 30 October 2.00pm-3.00pm Register now

Learn to Use Ancestry.com

Did you know your library card is really a secret key to unlocking the past. Learn how you can start your family history research.

Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Thursday, 22 November 6.30pm-7.30pm Join the waitlist

Find My Past for Beginners

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, 29 November 6.30pm-7.30pm Join the waitlist

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 (excluding 3 December) 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 Not required
Strathpine 4th Tuesday of each month 9.00am - 11.00am Not required

Genealogy for beginners

Come along to these regular hands on sessions where you will receive training on the use of genealogy resources such as Ancestry.com.

Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Third Tuesday of the month 9.00am - 3.00pm (one-on-one session)
Bribie Island availability varies 9.00am - 3.00pm (one-on-one session)
Caboolture availability varies by appointment

Historical Redcliffe

Join us to hear about Then and now: the changing face of Redcliffe, the exciting new publication of the historical group, History Redcliffe.

Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Friday, 19 October 10.00am - 11.00am Not required

Queensland Police Gazettes

It’s not just about criminals! Queensland Police Gazettes can reveal fascinating details about your ancestors if they witnessed or were the victim of a crime, or if they enquired about a missing person. Presented by Bob McAllister.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Wednesday, 17 October 9.30am-10.30am Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 13 November 10.00am-11.00am Register now

Researching UK and Ireland Records using GENUKI

Learn how you can use GENUKI, an online reference tool, to research ancestors who lived in the UK and Ireland.
Library Date Time Bookings
Burpengary Friday, 12 October 1.00pm-2.00pm Register now
Arana Hills Wednesday, 17 October 2.00pm-3.00pm Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 06 November 10.00am-11.00am Register now

You've got mail - by Cobb & Co.

Horse drawn Cobb & Co coaches were the life blood of Queensland from 1866-1924. Discover how bush folk relied on deliveries of mail and parcels, containing everything from kitchen pots to essential tools, in this presentation by Greg Cope from the National Archives of Australia.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Tuesday, 23 October 1.00pm-2.00pm Register now

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