Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

COVID-19 closure

In consideration of the current health situation, the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogy & Historical Research Group has closed the Heritage Centre in Emerald St until further notice and all events and workshops have been postponed for a future date.

From time to time, members will be sent information regarding websites of interest for more family history research that can be accessed from home. Our Facebook page, will feature interesting family history websites for you to visit and help in your research. So forget Netflix and watch out for all our posts here on our website and those on our Facebook page.

RootsTech video archive Watch previous sessions

RootsTech Syllabus handouts - free downloads are available through the RootsTech app (iOS app store and Google Play store)

Highlights - 2019

Research, writing, specialist classes, guest speakers, awards and fundraising events - our year in 2019 had all these things along with a range of enjoyable social occasions.

Library News

There's a new face for our library catalogue. Enjoy the search, join our group to borrow resources from the library collection.

This short video provides some tips on various ways to search the catalogue.

Bevan Mahoney, Ashleigh Milnes, Janet Garvey

The inaugural 2019 Year 6 Writing Award was presented to Ashleigh Milnes by Janet Garvey.

Laraine Mahoney Writing Competition

The Cooroy State School held its Graduation on Thursday 12th December for Year 6 students. There were many awards - for sport, academic, reading, leadership and writing.

In what will be an annual award for writing, the Cooroy-Noosa Genealogy and Local History Group presented the award with the topic being family history or local history.

The Laraine Mahoney Memorial Writing Award is presented in memory of a much loved member of both the Group and the Cooroy Book Club. She was a much loved teacher at the school for many years.

The Centenary Medal

Awarded to the Group for contributions to the preservation of local history. Celebrations at the Award ceremony

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 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.