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Sunshine Coast Historical and Genealogical Resource Centre Inc
Petrie Park Road, Nambour (Opposite the swimming pool) 
Telephone 07 5441 4266

Discover family history - Share your stories - Preserve local history
Family history, local history, worldwide resources for research




What's on in July, August and September 2015 ? 

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GSC GENERAL MEETING 
Saturday 11 July 2015 
9.30am
Discussion topic
BRICK WALLS AND TREASURES
Bring along your brick walls in your family history or local history research, -
and your discoveries, creations, publications and interesting clues you have found to 
share with your fellow researcherss.
ALL WELCOME - Bring a friend and a plate to share for morning tea.


Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history


Monday 13 July 2015

1.30 to 3.30pm

Introducing DNA in family research - Part 2


Bob May will give you an introduction to DNA tests and
research and how it can be applied family history
research.

Cost for GSC Members is $5.00 per workshop    -        Bookings preferred.




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history



Saturday 18 July 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

Reading old handwriting 

with Lee and Mary

to be confirmed



Saturday 18 July 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

Backing up your computer 

 Internet safety 

basic computer how to guide - all you need to know.

The basics of what you should know to back up

 your computer information.
  Hard drive crashes are inevitable.. 
so find out how to back up safely, 

keep a record of your programs and 
make easy work of restoring your computer and your data.

Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysc



DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 20 July 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


PRESERVE family history


Saturday 25 July 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


    The magic of Picasa

Excellent free software to help you organise your digital collections of images  


Photos and family trees, saving, storing, tagging, captioning, 

editing and finding your family  photos  - so many features!

PLUS Scanning basics, editing photos and adding them to your family trees -

what you need to know to create archival quality records of your

 family.


Saturday 25 July 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


NEWSPAPERS ONLINE 

How digital newspapers can help you rebuild the family stories that 

everyone has forgotten...

and how you can contribute to build on these resources 

Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysunshinecoastinc/


Come and meet our cheery Sausage Sizzle crew at 


Erbachers Fruit and Vegetables 

131-141 David Low Way,
Diddillibah   Qld   4559

Sunday 2 August 2015


from 8am till 2.30pm 


Enjoy a tasty sausage and bacon sizzle for breakfast or brunch or lunch or a snack with us - 
pick up the freshest fruit and vegetables from Erbachers -  
and check out our interesting local history books, recipe books and more... 
all you need for a relaxing Sunday!




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park Road

Nambour ( opposite the swimming pool)



DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


OPEN DAY


Tuesday 11 August 2015


  • You won’t believe the treasure that is Genealogy Sunshine Coast 
  • Discover your family history, learn how to preserve local history and gain the skills to share your stories.
  • Established 37 years and in a purpose built centre in Petrie Park, Nambour  ( opposite the swimming pool)
  • 14,000 books, magazines, CD’s, maps, newspaper cuttings
  • 500,000 digital resources, plus online resources in our fully networked /Wi-Fi accessible Resource Centre 
  • Full disabled access, disabled toilet and parking available
  • Our volunteers will help you on the journey to discover more of your family stories 
  • We can help you to make the best use of thousands of resources and online research as well
  • We hold regular hands on workshops to help develop your research skills
  • Plus a beginners course in September 
  • You can learn how to scan photographs, negatives and slides 
  • Get your own book published 
  • Learn the basics of your computer 
  • Check our website for more details - Genealogy Sunshine Coast
  • Come along to our OPEN DAYS to see what we have to offer. 




Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park Road

Nambour ( opposite the swimming pool)



DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


OPEN DAY


Saturday 15 August 2015

  • You won’t believe the treasure that is Genealogy Sunshine Coast 
  • Discover your family history, learn how to preserve local history and gain the skills to share your stories.
  • Established 37 years and in a purpose built centre in Petrie Park, Nambour  ( opposite the swimming pool)
  • 14,000 books, magazines, CD’s, maps, newspaper cuttings
  • 500,000 digital resources, plus online resources in our fully networked /Wi-Fi accessible Resource Centre 
  • Full disabled access, disabled toilet and parking available
  • Our volunteers will help you on the journey to discover more of your family stories 
  • We can help you to make the best use of thousands of resources and online research as well
  • We hold regular hands on workshops to help develop your research skills
  • Plus a beginners course in September 
  • You can learn how to scan photographs, negatives and slides 
  • Get your own book published 
  • Learn the basics of your computer 
  • Check our website for more details - Genealogy Sunshine Coast
  • Come along to our OPEN DAYS to see what we have to offer. 





DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 17 August 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each



Share your stories


NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


Genealogy Sunshine Coast  at YANDINA STREET FAIR


Come and meet us on

 Sunday 23 August 2015 


at the 

YANDINA STREET FAIR


11.30am  till 7.00 pm


As part of our involvement with local community history,

 we are bringing some of our stories, photographs, maps and more to the Yandina Street Fair. 


Come and see what we are working  on and tell us your stories!

  • the celebration of 130 years of education at Fairhill Provisional School, Fairhill State School and North Arm State School - lots of photos, lots of memories!
  • A book on military personnel commemorated in small cemeteries of the Maroochy Shire - Yandina, Eumundi, Mapleton, Diddillibah, Old Nambour and Gheerulla - can you help with information on your family?
  • A book on pioneer families of those areas, especially those who have memorials in those cemeteries - photos and stories welcome
  • Check out our website for the North Arm State School Reunion 2015 
  • Lots of photos and information on the Fairhill and North Arm areas... 
  • North Arm State School Reunion 2015 or check our Facebook page North Arm Remember When



Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning


DISCOVER family history

NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH


Saturday 29 August 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR FAMILY HISTORY 

What do I do.. where do I go next - where should I look for information...

Milli will outline some of the basic techniques for researching your family, using  a series of resources - 
CD's, microfiche, Internet, books and online archives..and family! 



Saturday  29 August 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

The Best of the NET

Free online resources that are worth exploring


Come along for an informative session

 on our  favourite free websites

 and how you can use them 

to research your family and local history

 on the Internet. 


We guarantee you'll find strategies 

and websites that are new to your research!


-       Cost for GSC Members is $8.00 per workshop or $15.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $10.00 per workshop or $20.00 for both

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre

Petrie Park  Road, Nambour Qld 4560   ( opposite the swimming pool) 

Phone 07 5441 4266

Email: genealogysc@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/genealogysc



Genealogy Beginner's Course 2015 

with Merle Black 

BEGINNERS CLASSES

Every Tuesday morning in September

Tuesday 1 September 2015  9.30-11.30am

Tuesday 8 September 2015  9.30-11.30am


Tuesday 15 September 2015 9.30-11.30am


Tuesday 22 September 2015  9.30-11.30am


Tuesday 29 September 2015  9.30-11.30am


Was Granny a Bigamist? Do I have a Convict Ancestor? How did my family get here and when? What did they do when they got here?

Am I descended from Royalty? Do I believe the Stories I have been told? These questions and many more you will be able to answer after participating in our popular Beginners Classes. Just bring along your enthusiasm for family history and learn the ways and means to do your research successfully, no frills and no gizmos just the way family history should be done.

Merle will lead you on a journey that you may never return from but that's part of the fun of being a family historian. Experienced researchers looking for a new way to be enthused should also consider coming along, all participants take something positive from these classes. Hopefully what you gain will be of benefit on your journey, come along and be inspired, our future generations will thank you.

Cost is $5 per week for members and $10 per week for non-members which includes all notes and a great morning tea. We look forward to your company. Book early to avoid disappointment by emailing genealogysc(a)gmail.com with 'Beginners Classes' in the subject line or calling 5441 4266 during GSC library hours.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast






DNA INTEREST GROUP


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 14 September 2015

1.30 till 3.00pm


Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research 

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month.. 


If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research.. 

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each







Genealogy Sunshine Coast





Visit our Resource Centre  in Petrie Park Nambour

Monday  from 9.00 till 2.30pm

Tuesday from 9 till 12 noon

Wednesday from 9.00 till 2.30 pm

Thursday from 1.00 till 5.00pm

Saturday 12 noon till 4.00pm


Feel the need to volunteer ?  

Come and meet our team of indexers and scanners and many wonderful folk who all help to create a fantastic community resource.

Learn new skills as you go.. discover a whole new world

READ ABOUT US IN THE SUNSHINE COAST DAILY ONLINE




See what fantastic resources we have to help with family and local history research

12000 items, books, microfiche, journals, maps, CD's, DVD's, newspaper clippings, computer indexes.... this is your 

chance to discover the wealth of family history information available for research. 

Come and meet our helpful volunteer librarians and researchers.... discover your family and your history!

Check out our latest online catalogues of some of our collection.. 


GSC Resource Centre