Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

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Changes at Ancestry that may affect you.

Read the follow up story on page 25 in the Cooroy Rag dated 6 October 2021.

Download a copy if you missed out on the paper one.

Cooroy Rag Grant

Tuesday night, 17th August was a big night at the Saw and Mill restaurant when the Cooroy Rag newspaper presented 21 Grants to local community groups ranging from sporting and family history, to schools and pony clubs. Nearly 100 people enjoyed the night and the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogy group was successful in receiving a grant of $1000 to assist in its digitisation project of over 10,000 local photos.

The Rag is unique in the newspaper world as it is owned by the Cooroy and hinterland community and all profits are returned back to the community.

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🎈Birthday Celebrations🍰

To recognise its 25th Birthday, the Group held a lunch at the Saw and Mill restaurant in Cooroy.

Past and present members attended and Win Wynn presented a history of the Group and some of the highlights of the past 25 years

The Local History index now has more than 10 000 entries. If you are searching for information about the Noosa Shire, its people and places be sure to visit our index. Additional indexes to local materials are available when you visit the Heritage Centre.

  • Index to Agricultural organisations which includes fruitgrowers and the agricultural and industrial society.

  • Index to local sports clubs - Specific to sports clubs their memberships and activities. Further entries about sport related activities may also be located in the general index.

  • Index to early land records and ratepayers

  • Index to Sunshine Coast Daily BDM notices : Oct 2004 - Feb 2005

  • Noosa Hospital Auxiliary Roll and meeting attendance records

Trove updates

These local titles are now available through Trove. If you wish to limit your search to one of these titles, choose the link below then from Filter, check the box to limit the search to that title.


We welcome new volunteers. Please fill in this form to indicate your areas of interest

Noosa Shire Heritage Walks - Pomona, Cooroy, Tewantin

Local town and locality histories - Cooroy, Kin Kin, Peregian Beach, Pomona, Gympie Terrace, Noosa Heads, Cooran, Tewantin, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach & Castaways Beach

The Noosa Council assists community and not for profit groups by making funding available to assist with some of the general running costs. The benefit enables the Group to use its fundraising income to plan future projects for its members, visitors and the community. The Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group has been awarded a three year Community Alliance Grant for 2019 -2021.
The Group acknowledges and thanks Noosa Council for its support and its commitment to the many groups and community activities within the Council area.