Genealogy Sunshine Coast

Family history, local history, worldwide resources for research

All welcome to send in a query on local or family history - refer a friend

So here are some great sites to investigate in this rainy weather and uncertain times -

Coming up from 3rd to 5th March 2022 is RootsTech 2022 -

a free online virtual conference you can register for via

If you don't already have a log in to,

we recommend you get registered

and register for RootsTech 2022 as well -

You will find so much information and great advice and we will be walking you through some of the excellent videos and help sites you can find over the next few weeks.

There are some introductory videos for the 2022 sessions on line for preview - see what interests you! You can find helpful tips on all of your favourite databases and introductions to Familysearch databases.

Click on this link to register for RootsTech 2022

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LIKE us on Facebook to follow the tips and ideas from many related family history and local history pages with unique and useful information to help you with your research.

We trust that you and your families are keeping as well as possible in these difficult times for so many.

For the safety of our volunteers at Genealogy Sunshine Coast we are not currently open to the public until Monday 7 February 2022

- however this is still subject to change depending on current health advice.

However, we can still respond to your queries and provide assistance by phone, email and via our website and Facebook.

We thank you for your patience and encourage you to email us on with any queries you may have regarding family and local history research.

We are still able to research from home to help you with your research and we are also updating our Facebook page with new tips and ideas for your research.

We look forward to hearing from you - it's a great time to actually get around to delving into some family research, so don't hesitate to contact us.. we love the challenge of solving a mystery!

For your information - these will be our usual hours of opening for 2022 subject to the availability of our volunteers each week.

Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre is normally open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4.30pm each week.

Due to the 2022 COVID-19 situation, you will be requested to follow the current handwashing and social distancing rules to keep all of our volunteers and researchers safe and well.

Please do not visit if you have any cold and flu symptoms - we can assist you via email or phone with any research queries.

Remembrance Day

11 11 2021

To honour and remember all of our servicemen and women,

telling their story is one way your family can bring their contribution and sacrifice to the fore and make others aware of the full story and their part in our collective history.

We will always remember them and appreciate their service.

Sharing their story with family is a memorable experience for all and each of your skills and memories will help build a detailed picture for your children and grandchildren to appreciate over time.

We have created a list of useful sites for researching military history and records in Australia -

If you need help with researching you can email

or message or post a comment on our Genealogy Sunshine Coast Facebook site..

Visit our Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre in Petrie Park Nambour

Monday from 9 till 4.30 pm

Tuesday from 9 till 4.30 pm

Wednesday - closed

Thursday from 9 till 4.30 pm

Friday - closed

1st and 3rd Saturday from from 9 till 4.30 pm - see GSC calendar for days open and events

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

15000 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

GSC Resource Centre Collection Guides