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Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year

Wow how time has flown this year, we are getting ready for a holiday and the Society will be closed from Friday 15th December 2017 and reopening on Tuesday 16th January 2018.

We have our last cemetery tour on Friday the 15th December and we hope you enjoy this one.. and we have a whole year planned next year with lots of exciting things happening and more and more information for you as a researcher to utilise..

Enjoy your Christmas and we will see you in the new year.

Regular Links

Flat out like a lizard drinking

How time flies when your having fun so they say but we have been so busy on so many fronts we put our heads up and the year is flying. So whats new

 

Cemetery Tours

Our Cemetery Tours are getting bigger and bigger and July was the biggest tour we have ever done. We hope everybody had a good night and the next one is on the 18th August. So if you haven’t been then don’t miss out

 

Facebook

We have been adding so many new pictures on Facebook recently Jenni our Facebook Manager is flat out putting up pics, answering questions and finding new stuff.

Society

The volunteers at the rooms ( the amazing crew) have had so many research requests recently that we are getting a little thin on indexers for the Big M but oh wow how much we have learnt about the history of the local area while we have been doing it.

The Big M is still powering along and it is great to be able to take a little idea and turn it into the most amazing idea that makes our jobs so much easier. We will never have it complete as we are constantly getting more and more information to put into it daily, and so if you message us and we haven’t got the information yet then believe us we will make the most of your request to add the research to our program to build it step by step.

If you have anything you ever want to donate please do not hesitate to let us know we of course can never say we have it all and every tiny little bit of info builds the threads that put together the rich history of Maryborough.

A huge thank you to the volunteers.

Indexers

Our indexers are the most amazing people they are constantly working new projects and their whole goal is to transcribe written records or scan old records into a digital form so that we can build the Big M.. they are a special kind of people who work so hard and are so gifted in patience.

Online books

Very shortly we will have a whole stack of books that you can access for purchase online. They are mainly passenger lists and are a great source of information for any researcher.

Membership

If you live locally and would like to take advantage of our society and its resources and amazing team then why not join. That way you pay once a year and you can use our computers that all have full subscription to Ancestry and Find My Past.

You also have the advantage of talking and bouncing ideas or theories off some of the most advanced/ experienced researchers in the Wide bay area.

Our library and even the Big M is available to you.. Interested then email Barbara our Secretary for more details. maryboroughfamilyhistory@gmail.com

  • 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

WE HAVE A CHANGE HAPPENING

The Society had a meeting on Saturday and have discussed due to a small number of volunteers at the moment who are busy for the Society all week then trying to do Saturdays its a little too much. So we have changed our hours to every 4th Saturday in the Month.

We are open next Saturday the 27th May and will then the next Saturday will be the 24th June. We have updated the calender so you can check what dates we are open. 

ARE YOU VISITING… If your planning a visit for a weekend then please contact us to make an appointment time and we will come down and meet with you, so even though we are closed most Saturdays we are still able to assist you with an appointment.

You can contact us by phone, email, the website, or even facebook.. our Contact Page

Till next time

  • 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