Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

DNA testing to support family history research

Speaker - Jill Ball

Monday 14th November at 2 pm

A former librarian, teacher and IT specialist, Jill Ball (aka GeniAus), is an amateur genealogist and grandmother of 12 from Lake Macquarie, NSW. Jill has been chasing her ancestors for thirty years and, in retirement, devotes every spare moment to genealogy activities. In the last 11 years she has taken a range of DNA tests at a variety of companies.

This session is suitable for those who have yet to explore DNA as a genealogical tool as well as those who have tested and are keen to learn more.

This session will be held via Zoom and will be accessible in the Heritage Centre at Cooroy or from your home. The Zoom link will be sent after payment to those who register via email.

Payment via bank transfer or credit card on the day at the Heritage Centre.
Bank Details - Bendigo Bank, Cooroy
Account Name - Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc.
BSB - 633-000 Account No -119099182
Please use your surname and DNA as the reference. Cost $5

Local Photos

These photos are just a small sample from our Margaret Chinn collection. The photos were originally published in the Cooroy Rag newspaper and The Review from1984 until 1996. We have been working on this project for more than 18 months and are currently halfway through 1993. More than 2100 photos are now accessible on our computers when you visit the Heritage Centre.

If you would like to see these photos or find your family in one of them, please visit during open hours any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday morning.

Our willing volunteers will help you search for a name, business, club, occasion, celebration or any other topic that may have warranted a photo in those years.

Join us for help with your family history research

Access the latest journals from a wide range of family history groups from across Australia via our members only site. Receive help from skilled research assistants.

Start your research for aboriginal and Torres Strait islander ancestors at AIATSIS

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.

Digitisation Projects

Read the latest report on what is happening on Tuesday afternoons with photos in the Heritage Centre. If you would like to help with this or any other project, we'd be delighted to have your company and assistance.

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

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.