Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

17 Emerald St Cooroy

Join us for help with your family history research

Anzac Day is a special day of commemoration for all of us, and Neil Dearberg, Chief Historian for the Desert Anzacs and President of the Military History Society of Queensland, will be our guest speaker this year. 

On Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m., Neil will present "The Anzacs that Saved the British Empire" at the Heritage Centre, 17 Emerald St. Cooroy.

Neil will discuss the Sinai Palestine Campaign, 1916–1918, and how the Anzacs, as part of the British led Egyptian Expeditionary Force, ensured the success of this little spoken or written about part of WWI. He will explain how that happened and focus on some of the major figures who played such a vital part in our military and national history.

Journals added - March

Journals and newsletters are exchanged with a variety of family history societies across Australia.

Newly added to our Members only site this month include journals from GSQ, Armidale, Newcastle, Parramatta, Caloundra, Botany Bay and Richmond-Tweed.

Courtesy of MyHeritage visitors to our Centre can now search their extensive range of resources. We also have subscriptions to Ancestry, FindmyPast and RootsIreland. Come in and let our volunteers help you use these databases. Bring a USB to save records from the databases.

Grateful thanks to those businesses who supported our group in 2022

Support these local businesses throughout 2023.

Useful links from Noosa Library Service

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 2022 -2025

The Group acknowledges and thanks Noosa Council for its support and its commitment to the many groups and community activities within the Council area.