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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Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Laptops for Learning

DISCOVER family history

Saturday 23 July 2016

from Adopt A Digger
is our guest tutor

Researching Military History

How to research a Digger’s  record for the following sources:


Pre-war life

Army Service Record

Local Newspapers

Unit War Diaries

Official History

Red Cross files

Trench maps

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records

After death 

If you wish to let us know  the names of some diggers to research, we can try to include them in the presentation.

There will be two sessions devoted to this topic - so bring your notes and your names to see what you can find.

9.30 am - 12 noon 

1.00 pm -3.30 pm 

Cost for GSC Members is $10.00 per workshop or $16.00 for both   -        Bookings preferred.

Non-members $12.00 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/


Monday  25 July 2016

1.00 - 3.30pm

         While Bob May is taking a break till October, Milli will be available on the fourth Monday of each month to host the DNA Discuss group -

Bob is sending in some interesting information to share on DNA and its relevance to family history research 

and we have some DNA kits available if you want to test your DNA with FTDNA

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the fourth Monday of each month.. ( gatherings will resume on the usual date when Bob returns) 

If you are curious about DNA 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

Wednesday 27 July 2016
9.30am ENGLISH Interest Group commencing 9:30 am. 
On the fourth Wednesday of each month, English family history research help will be a focus...
Share your family names, places and years of interest.
There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.
$2.00 per session

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Workshops

Share your stories

Saturday 30 July 2016

9.30- 3.30pm 
An inspiring workshop with  Bronwyn Cozens 


 Writing short stories

Humans are innate storytellers; it is how we connect with our tribe, and how we  introduce ourselves to other tribes. 
The stories we hear give us a glimpse into other  worlds and other ways. 
And the stories we tell allow us to be our best selves, and to  touch others. 

In this full­day workshop, you will explore techniques of creating memorable short  stories from your family history research. Whether you want to write short stories to  create a collection for the family, or to submit to magazines and competitions, or just  for fun, you will find much to guide, inspire and challenge you.

 In preparation, please read three or four well­ written short fiction stories – focus on  the way the story is told, think about who is the voice telling this story, consider why you enjoy or dislike each story. 

And on the day, bring the usual tools for my workshops – pens, lots of paper and/or  laptop, a willingness to participate, and your sense of humour. 

Be prepared to write,  to listen, to share ideas, and to laugh out loud! 

Cost for GSC Members is $ 25.00 per workshop ( includes morning tea)    -        Bookings preferred.

Lunch will be available for purchase - a menu will be provided with bookings

Non-members $30.00 per workshop 

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/


During August events will be conducted across Australia and online that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects. Check your state for details of local events and remember to check online events which you can do at home.


Saturday 13th August 2016

Commencing at 9.30am

All Welcome - Bring a plate to share

Genealogy Sunshine Coast

is proud to announce a




Shauna Hicks Workshops

    Saturday 27 August 2016





9:00        Welcome and Registration


9:30        Archives You May Not Know – But Should


10:30     Morning Tea


11:00     Family History on the Cheap – Tips and Tricks


12:00     Skeletons in the Family – Looking at Convicts, Prisons and Asylum Records


1:00        Lunch


2:00        Bring Your Ancestors to Life – using Court of Petty Sessions Records


3:00        Afternoon Tea


3:30        It’s Not All Online – Where else can I look?


4:30        Thank-you and Prize draws



Cost for the day is $30 which includes morning tea.

Numbers Limited - Book Early


Booking is only accepted after payment is made.

We now have credit card facilities available in the GSC Centre (2% surcharge applies).

We also gladly accept cash, cheques and direct debit. 

 Please make cheques payable to “Genealogy Sunshine Coast”.

Direct Debit BSB 484-799 A/C 026106385. Please include the reference “SH” and notify us by email at genealogysc@gmail.com after payment has been made.



A variety of food will be available for purchase on the day - sausage sizzle, pies,

fresh sandwiches and drinks, etc.


We have limited fridge room available if you wish to bring your own lunch 


Contact Genealogy Sunshine Coast,   Phone 047 5441 42366, email genealogysc@gmail.com

You can find us at Petrie Park Rd Nambour (opposite the swimming pool)

PO Box 1051 Nambour Qld 4560

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