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 April and May 2015 ? 

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Saturday 18 April 2015 

9.30 - 11.30am

Researching military personnel 

As an extra workshop this week and to help our volunteer researchers for our 

military publications make the best use of our collections, 

come along for a small group workshop in the library area and

 discover some new resources for research. 

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning

DISCOVER family history

Saturday 18 April 2015

9.30 to 12 noon

Introducing DNA in family research

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

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

Saturday 18 April 2015

1.00 to 3.30pm

                                                        Microsoft Excel - Graphs and Tables  

                                                                            with Nicola
Using data to make graphs and data sheets.

 Including a take home workbook.

Please book and remember to leave your name and contact phone details - 
As Nicola is the only tutor for this topic,
 we do need to have contact details in case of cancellation or date changes. 
Places are limited.

You are welcome to bring own laptop if you prefer
 but we do have some laptops available.

Cost for GSC Members is $25.00 per workshop    -        Bookings essential.

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/



Monday 20 April 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!


23rd to 27th April 

9.30am to 4.30pm

Buderim War Memorial Hall
Come along to the Adopt a Digger exhibition

 and visit our GSC display featuring military personnel from the Woombye Cemetery 

Make sure you visit the Adopt a Digger website

 and see if you can help add more information to the stories .

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

SHARE your stories

Saturday 23 May 2015

9.30 till 3.30 pm

A full day workshop

Writing family stories and memoirs



As your Family Tree grows, so do the questions and the speculation. 

Who was this person, what was she really like? How did that rift occur? 

What was this person like to live with? Was he really a gambler, or is that just an old family story.

Ah, family stories. That is the joyous minefield we shall explore in this workshop. 

Issues we will look at include:

·       Who has the right to tell family stories?

·       Do I have a responsibility to tell family stories?

·       Can I mix fiction with fact?

·       What about the sad or dreadful bits?

·       Do I write as 'I', or is it better to use third person (he, she)?

·       Should I employ a ghost writer? (The answer is NO!)

·       How do I set about writing each story?

·       Who will want to read the stories I write?


·       Your sense of humour, and a readiness to participate actively.

·       Pen and paper, laptops, as you prefer

Those who did my Family Stories Workshop in 2013 will find plenty of new material 

to stimulate you and to further your story writing projects. 

So whether you are new to this, or an old hand, you will find plenty to stimulate and inspire you. 

Be prepared to laugh, to tell stories, to share, to make new friends, and to have fun!

I am looking forward with great pleasure to working with you.


Cost for GSC Members is  $15.00 for a full day   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members  $20.00 

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/


Saturday 31 May 2015

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


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