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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

Ancestors in Church

Ancestors in Church

Shauna Hicks explores this underutilised resources that can provide information on our ancestors not likely to be found elsewhere.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Monday, 21 August 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Albany Creek Thursday, 10 August 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Caboolture Monday, 28 August 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
North Lakes Thursday, 10 August 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Redcliffe Thursday, 17 August 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 22 August 10.00am - 11.00am 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
Redcliffe Wednesday, 21 June 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Redcliffe Wednesday, 16 August 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Woodford Wednesday, 02 August 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, 21 July 10.00am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Wednesday, 19 July 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

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DNA and Genealogy Research

Learn how DNA can be used to uncover your family’s history.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Monday, 05 June 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Burpengary Friday, 23 June 10.00am -11.00am Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 27 June 10.00am -11.00am Register now

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

Learn how to research your family history with the genealogy resources available in the library.
Library Date Time Bookings
Caboolture Friday, 09 June 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Shadowy Tales from Redcliffe

HISTORIC WALK - Shadowy Tales from Redcliffe

Discover an intriguing insight into the colourful history of Redcliffe in the 1920s and 1930s. Explore illegal gambling, assault, murder and other scandalous goings-on from the darker side of this quiet, holiday seaside city.

  • Wednesday, 9 August; meet at 6.15pm for 6.30pm start
  • Commencing at Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe

Please wear walking shoes and bring water. Finishes approximately 8.00pm.

Library Date Time Bookings
Departs from Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe Parade Wednesday, 09 August 6.15pm - 8.00pm Register now

Irish Genealogy

Free Irish resources online. National Archives of Ireland have digitised many new Irish records now is the time to search your Irish Roots.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 05 June 10.00am -11.00am Register now

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Memories of Bribie

Discover the fascinating history of Bribie Island and surrounds though our historic photo collection in this Queensland Seniors Week event.
Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Monday, 21 August 1.00pm-3.00pm Register now

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Scottish Records

Whether your ancestors were Highlanders or Lowlanders, learn how to get your Scottish research started.
Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Thursday, 08 June 10.00am -11.00am Register now
North Lakes Thursday, 22 June 1.00pm - 2.00pm Register now
Woodford Tuesday, 06 June 10.00am -11.00am Register now

The Passage of Time

Authors Noel & Del Bergman will present their new book The Passage of Time - the 1865 Voyage of the Susanne Godeffroy. Learn about the fate of 533 German immigrants as they travelled from Hamburg to Moreton Bay and settled in Australia. Copies of the book will be for sale.
Library Date Time Bookings
Bribie Island Thursday, 24 August 11.00am - 12noon Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 17 August 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 06 June 11.00am - 12.00noon Register now

Trove

Trove: Improving Your Searching

Learn how to become more effective and efficient by using the search and filtering capabilities of Trove. Identify only the historic newspaper articles you really want while keeping the false hits out of your to-do list.
Library Date Time Bookings
Albany Creek Monday, 03 July 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Monday, 17 July 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Burpengary Friday, 28 July 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Caboolture Friday, 28 July 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 27 July 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Redcliffe Monday, 10 July 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

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