Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

17 Emerald St Cooroy

Join us for help with your family history research

Genealogy Software for your computer

Come along on Mon 22 July at 9.30 am for an exploration and comparison of three useful software packages. RootsMagic 10, Legacy Family Tree 10 and Family Tree Builder.

If you have not yet saved your family history in a genealogy database, learn about the advantages of doing so and how to start. 

Have a package but want more? Perhaps one of these databases may suit you. If your data is online it can be downloaded and saved in a genealogy database on your own computer.

Newsletters and Journals - Latest editions added in June and July 2024 to the Members site

Another fun sharing session generated some mirth with Great Granny's undergarments the treasured possessions of one of our members. A mystery woollen coat from South Africa also garnered our interest. Some fancy needlework seemed to emphasize a focus on  materials of the past.

We enjoyed a rollicking sea shanty about citing one's sources, viewed Transkribus a platform for transcribing handwritten documents, took a quick look at a simple video creation tool and wrapped up the morning with this bullocky video

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 2024.

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.