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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




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Genealogy Sunshine Coast 

takes pride in announcing the first annual 

MADGE LYNCH MEMORIAL AWARD

for a short essay (800-1000 words) on the topic ‘100 years ago, my family…’

 

Born in March 1931 in Mackay, Queensland; Madge Ross was the daughter of sugar cane farmers.    She attended the local school and won prizes for her artwork.  After leaving school she travelled overseas spending 6 years in Canada, England and New Zealand before marrying Leslie Lynch. 

Madge’s interest in genealogy was sparked by discovering she was related to the 21st President of the United States – Chester Alan Arthur.  She was also related to early convict stock and so her passion continued.   Joining our organisation in September 1993, Madge took on the roles of Treasurer, volunteer librarian and assisted with the Beginner’s classes.  

She was a pivotal part of our organisation until she passed away in 2013.  Madge was a person of indomitable strength of character and determination who showed unswerving loyalty to GSC.

 

Entry

·         Entry is open to all – members and non-members alike.  Submissions are to be in the form of a short essay (800-1000 words) on the topic ‘100 years ago, my family…’

·         The completed entry form below must be attached to all entries.  No identifying information is to appear on the submission itself.

·         Entries are not to exceed 1000 words and must not have been published previously.

·         Entries may include photographs, diagrams or other illustrations.  Do not include original copies - they will not be returned.

·         As well as the printed version, submissions must also be supplied on CD or USB; in Word, or LibreOffice Writer Document. 

Judging

·         Judges will be appointed by the GSC Management Committee. 

·         No judge is permitted to enter the competition. 

·         Any entry not complying with the stated conditions will be disallowed.

·         The judges’ decision is final and no post-competition discussions will be entered into. 

Processing

·         Entries may be dropped off at the Resource Centre during library hours, or posted to ‘The Secretary Genealogy Sunshine Coast PO Box 1051 Nambour Qld 4560’.

·         The Secretary will process each entry by removing the cover sheet after allocating each entry an individual number.

·         Genealogy Sunshine Coast (GSC) will retain copyright of all submissions and entries may be published in our journal (Kin Tracer), on our website or Facebook page.

 DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM FOR THE MADGE LYNCH MEMORIAL AWARD 2015

 

                 

Please note the date for this discussion group is now 24th August- ( previously advertised as 17 August 2015)

DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 24 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



Come and meet our cheery Sausage Sizzle crew at 

Erbachers Fruit and Vegetables 

131-141 David Low Way,
Diddillibah   Qld   4559

Sunday 6 September 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 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 Workshops

Laptops for Learning


PRESERVE family history


Saturday 26 September 2015

 9.30 – 12 noon     


     Scanning photos, slides, negatives, documents and more... 

the basics of archival scanning and storage, 

and organisation of photo collections.


Also some tips on repairing damage 

via digital copies of your original photos.


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 26 September 2015

  1.00 - 3.30 pm   


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. 


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

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.. 


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