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

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Program

Evdokia Petrov

Australia and the Cold War

Explore recently discovered details of the Petrov Affair, the 1954 defection of Russian spies Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov, and the political repercussions felt across Australia.
Library Date Time Bookings
Strathpine Tuesday, 28 March 10.00am - 11.30am 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
Albany Creek Monday, 06 March 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Bribie Island Thursday, 11 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Caboolture Tuesday, 14 March 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 20 April 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
North Lakes Thursday, 16 March 11.00am - 12noon Register now
Redcliffe Thursday, 18 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Woodford Monday, 20 March 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Genealogy for Beginners - Elanor Chambers

Learn how to research your family history with the genealogy resources available in the library.
Library Date Time Bookings
Arana Hills Monday, 06 February 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 23 March 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Tuesday, 14 February 10.00am - 11.00am 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
Caboolture Friday, 17 February 10.00am - 11.00am Event ended
Strathpine Tuesday, 11 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Redcliffe Architecture

Redcliffe Architecture on Show

Alex Enborisoff of AEV Architects discusses the innovative design practices to be used in the redevelopment of the heritage listed Comino’s Arcade.
Library Date Time Bookings
Redcliffe Wednesday, 05 April 6.30pm - 7.30pm 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
Albany Creek Monday, 08 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 10 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Burpengary Friday, 28 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Caboolture Friday, 21 April 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Deception Bay Thursday, 18 May 10.30am - 11.30am Register now
Redcliffe Friday, 17 March 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now

The Passage of Time : Book Launch

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
Albany Creek Monday, 06 February 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Arana Hills Friday, 21 April 2.00pm - 3.00pm Register now
Caboolture Thursday, 25 May 10.00am - 11.00am Register now
Strathpine Tuesday, 28 February 10.00am - 11.00am Register now

Moreton Bay History Seminar

Moreton Bay History Seminar

Discover a range of significant events and exciting narratives from the Moreton Bay Region that provide a glimpse of our shared history. As part of the National Trust sponsored Australian Heritage Festival, this event will feature the following:
 
  • Geoff Ginn explores the life of historian and religious visionary J.S.M. Ward and his role in founding the Abbey Museum.
  • Regina Ganter captures the significance of two German Missions at Zion Hill and their influence on the settlement of the Queensland frontier.
  • David Jones discusses the famous wrecks and incidents off the Moreton Bay coastline, including the Gayundah, Koopa and Anro Asia.
Library Date Time Bookings
North Lakes Community Centre, Level 2, The Corso North Lakes Thursday, 11 May 10.00am - 12noon Register now

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