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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

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

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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
Strathpine Thursday, 01 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm 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
Strathpine Thursday, 08 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm 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

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

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