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 May and June 2015 ? 

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You are welcome to work on a laptop if you wish - or bring your favourite writing materials and a sense of humour as per Bronwyn's instructions!

If you feel the cold, bring something warm to wear - including your feet.  Our big room is quite cool on a winter's morning, so some folk do feel the cold. Be comfortable and enjoy!

We will have lunch available for sale - orders will be taken early in the morning ... 

Sausage sizzle for lunch - $2.50 or $3.00 with bacon.
Plate of sandwiches  - $3.00  tea/ coffee included. 
Soft drinks $1.00

Morning tea will be bun & sweet things ( included in workshop price)

Notes will be provided.

See you there...
Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

SHARE your stories


this is the one not to miss...

Book now.. for an inspiring taste of creative writing !

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/

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning

DISCOVER family history

Monday 25 May 2015

1.30 to 3.30pm

Introducing DNA in family research - Part 1

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 $5.00 per workshop    -        Bookings preferred.


Saturday 30 May 2015

Come and meet our cheery Sausage Sizzle crew at 

Erbachers Fruit and Vegetables 

131-141 David Low Way,
Diddillibah   Qld   4559

Sunday 7 June 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!

Come and see us at our stall in the Ray Grace Pavilion at the 
Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show
Friday 12th June 2015 
Saturday 13th June 2015
Sunday 14th June 2015

Lots to see and enjoy -  check the website for all the details
and don't miss ANZAC Dawn


The 2015 Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show coincides with the Anzac Centenary. 

To commemorate this momentous occasion a new dramatic and musical work ‘Anzac Dawn’ has been specially written for the Show. It is the main evening arena event, supported by the Queensland Government Anzac Centenary Fund, and is attracting national and international interest.

The production tells the story of Gallipoli from the point of view of the soldiers, the generals, and their families back at home and is acted and sung by over 200 community volunteers from across the Coast.

It has been written by David Crewe from the hinterland of Maleny and Paul Coppens from Buderim.

We welcome you to come along and remember our history and honour our fallen soldiers in the pursuit of peace.


Saturday  13 June 2015

Commencing at 9.30am

Research tips and tricks

Lots of ideas for finding those missing clues to families and places

Don't miss it... and bring a friend 

Morning tea at 10.30am - all welcome - bring a plate to share



Monday 15 June 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 27 June 2015

9.30 to 12 noon



Many new opportunities for research hints are now

available in the latest version of this genealogy software program.

This program just gets better and better and many of my longstanding issues

 with a database accumulated over 15 years have been resolved 

- solutions, corrections and sources are now so much easier! 

All in all, it's pretty impressive and very addictive!

Come along to find out all about the new features

and how they can help you find family links 

and add sources easily to your data and much more .

Saturday 27 June 2015

1.00 pm to 3.30pm


Google has some great free resources for individuals, non-profit groups and community organisations to create online communities, run websites, manage groups and create an online presence to help you communicate both locally and worldwide.
Come along and find out what is on offer and how easy it is to use.
Useful for family history as well... planning reunions and creating a website you control.

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/

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