A quick update..

We are definitely on track for a huge year, and the volunteers are working so hard in the rooms trying to keep up with the huge demand for research for clients, and with indexing and organising events … WOW…. what a year.

We had our first tour for the year and are busy planning for the next one, and we have found we are a little thin on the ground for volunteers for both in the rooms and on the tours so if you would like to give up a little time we would love to have you come join us ..

No knowledge on family history, local history or who is in our cemetery is not a necessity as we will help you build your fascination and show you how to do research for clients. 🙂

We have also been out and about and are compiling a list of wonderfully historical things to do while your on holiday on the Fraser Coast and the page is What to Do on the Fraser Coast..

Our Family History software is coming along brilliantly and we are constantly receiving new items to put into it.. If you have anything that you would like us to add to our collection and to preserve for those reseaching the Wide Bay in the future please drop us a line…

For all the family historian / genealogists out there this poem is quite true of many of us.

Till next time.. 🙂

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February is full on…

Well we certainly have hit the ground running.. everybody is back and sorted, our first Committee meeting has happened and plans are laid out. The Society has so many things to achieve this year and we are going to need help doing it. So if you enjoy history and know how to research of if you don’t we will teach you.. we need local volunteers to come hang with us and help us with research requests.

We are always looking for indexers to assist us in building our Family Research Program.

Donations of collections is like Christmas to us and we hate to see anything thrown away, so remember if your going through a pile of old records/ photos etc and you have anything that relates to the history and development of the Wide Bay we would appreciate copies of your collections or you can give us the originals and we will ensure they are looked after to the best of our ability.

Michael Cassimaty recently gave us some amazing photos that he took in 1974ish and we will be displaying them shortly on here they are local images and it is always awesome to see the way we were.

But for now its on with the day.. OOHHH DON’T FORGET OUR CEMETERY TOURS START THIS MONTH…. 🙂  CLICK HERE for more information

  • If you are looking for some of the Fraser Coast Libraries collections or projects go to HERE.
  • Looking for Whats on Fraser Coast Click Here
  • Don’t forget we are having some time off over Christmas but we are still around for urgent requests.. just drop us a line through our CONTACT page.
  • If you have a research request go to “Contact Us”
  • To see all our dates go to : Calender of Events
  • Cemetery Tour Information: Tour Information

 

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Goals for 2017

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are ready to hit the ground running in 2017. They say its a year for new beginnings and we would love to know what your plans are for this year.

The Society has such a full on year planned with lots of new information becoming available, our family history software is growing all the time and our own local family tree is well under way. We are hoping to continue building the “Big M” at the rate we did last year and take it to a whole new level..

We are always looking for volunteers/ members so if you have some spare time then why not come along and join us… we have an amazing team that are obsessed with history and will give you some of the greatest leads and tips you will ever find, you will also have access to all our digital records as well as our written ones.

We are back into our cemetery tours in February and we have had some great people keeping on going behind the scenes during the Christmas break.. so as you can imagine when the doors open again on January 17th we will have lots of news and updates for you.. So don’t miss out we will update you on the years activities soon.. 🙂

INTERESTING LINKS TO FOLLOW 

  • If you are looking for some of the Fraser Coast Libraries collections or projects go to HERE.
  • Looking for Whats on Fraser Coast Click Here
  • Don’t forget we are having some time off over Christmas but we are still around for urgent requests.. just drop us a line through our CONTACT page.
  • If you have a research request go to “Contact Us”
  • To see all our dates go to : Calender of Events
  • Cemetery Tour Information: Tour Information

 

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A Merry Christmas and looking forward to 2017

Wow where did the time go this year it has flown by so quick.. and as the year comes to a close we too are closing the doors for a little holiday.. The rooms are open this week until Thursday and then we are having a holiday until the 17th January. 

If you need to contact us we are still checking our emails and the phones will be checked in the rooms once a week but the best way to contact us is through our webpage contact or on faceboook..

Maryborough District Family History Society would like to thank all of you for making this year as magnificent as it has been and we hope to see you all in 2017. This year has seen us finally release our family history research programme, have so many amazing volunteers join us, we have done bus trips, open houses, cemetery tours and assisted so many amazing people in their search for their history and heritage and we know this will only get bigger and better next years..

 

So on behalf of all of us

And to all the volunteers who had done countless hours we have had so much fun and without you it would not be possible..

INTERESTING LINKS TO FOLLOW 

  • If you are looking for some of the Fraser Coast Libraries collections or projects go to HERE.
  • Looking for Whats on Fraser Coast Click Here
  • Don’t forget we are having some time off over Christmas but we are still around for urgent requests.. just drop us a line through our CONTACT page.
  • If you have a research request go to “Contact Us”
  • To see all our dates go to : Calender of Events
  • Cemetery Tour Information: Tour Information
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New Pages on our website

We have been busy adding new pages and information to our website and we hope you enjoy what we are gathering for you. We have started Connecting Families where you can put who your researching and a contact so if anybody is able to help you then you can contact each other

To find the Connecting Families Page go to CONNECTING FAMILIES and if you would like to add to this page then please go to the CONTACT US page and flick us a message.

Our latest addition which we will be adding to regularly is the Journals and Newsletters where you can read our 3 monthly newsletter to see the latest go to JOURNALS 

INTERESTING LINKS TO FOLLOW 

  • If you are looking for some of the Fraser Coast Libraries collections or projects go to HERE.
  • Looking for Whats on Fraser Coast Click Here
  • Don’t forget we are having some time off over Christmas but we are still around for urgent requests.. just drop us a line through our CONTACT page.
  • If you have a research request go to “Contact Us”
  • To see all our dates go to : Calender of Events
  • Cemetery Tour Information: Tour Information
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