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

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SATURDAY  13 February 2016

From 9.30am

Maureen Irvine will speak on what you can discover

 at her regular Scottish and Irish Interest Groups at GSC

All welcome

Bring a plate to share for a delicious morning tea...


Monday 15 February 2016

1.00 - 3.30pm

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


Tuesday 16 February 2016

Scottish Interest Group with Maureen Irvine commencing 9:30 am. 

Share your family names, places and years of interest.
There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

GSC Resource Centre
Monday 14 March 2016
2.30 to 4.00pm

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre - 

A library refresher 

12000 items - maps, journals, digital files 

Most useful resources for family research at GSC

-a great introduction to our library and different ways to use resources to extend and confirm your research 

- lots of ideas -

and some fantastic new resources. 

Jan will be explaining the layout of the library and detailing information that we hold that is not available on the internet. 


THURSDAY 17 March 2016


Special Presentation
Irish Morning Tea

Commencing at 9.30am

9.30-10.30 - Plantation Settlements in Ireland with Maureen Irvine

From about 1540 to 1703 the Kings and Queens of England tried to control Ireland by ‘Planting’ Settlers loyal to the crown on confiscated land. 
An understanding of the events of that time can lead us to the documentation available. 
This presentation will describe some of these records which contain a great deal of personal information on the landowners 
and the people who worked and lived on their estates often covering several generations and importantly, where to find the records.

10.30 to 11.00am - Morning tea

11.00 - 12 noon - Famine in Ireland with Lee Goleby

Heritage Discovery Showcase 
Sunday 20 March 2016

 at Eumundi School of Arts

10am to 3.00pm 

Heritage Discovery Showcase - Sunday 20 March 2016 at Eumundi School of Arts Hall - 10am to 3pm If you love the region's rich heritage, make sure you head to the showcase - see antique cars, hear interesting stories from local museums and heritage organisations, watch digital stories about local places and identities, participate in kids activites and more.

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