About Us

OUR VISION

"To Preserve the Past for the Future"


OUR PURPOSE

"To bring together those people who are interested in the study of genealogy, heraldry, family and local histories and to assist and encourage members in their research"



The Redcliffe & District Family History Group Inc was established in 1986.  

We are proud to have as Patrons:

  • The Hon Luke Howarth M.P. Federal Member for Petrie and Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services; and 
  • Mrs Gayle Sutherland, wife of Mayor Sutherland, Moreton Bay Regional Council

 

The Group's elected officers for 2019 - 2020 Financial Year are as follows:

  • President: Cheryl Salisbury
  • Vice President: Sam Gill
  • Secretary: Joan Flack 
  • Treasurer: Ted Flack
  • Librarian: Penne Taylor
  • Almoner: Dianne Hendey

Life Member, Leonne Willis was appointed as Newsletter Editor.

The Group's Library is located in the Clontart Beach Scout Den at Isobel Street,  near the corner of Maine Road, (adjacent to Yourell Park) in Clontarf, Queensland.  There is free off-street parking.


We are open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30am to 12.30pm.   

Our members will always be on hand to help bring your family history to life and assist in any way possible.  Assistance is usually available to people with computer literacy challenges.   Visitors are always welcome, so why not come along and see for yourself?


From time to time we invite members and outside speakers with relevant skills and knowledge to enliven our library days by addressing us on all manner of subjects.  

We also arrange occasional excursions to other societies, seminars, etc. (see photographic pages). There is always something to hold our attention and interest on all aspects of family history.

Over the years the Group has amassed a library of more than 800 books, many of which are now difficult to obtain elsewhere, as well as numerous other records kept on Microfiche and CD.


This eclectic collection, many items of which have been donated periodically by Group members, covers not only subjects relating to family history, but also social history,  international history, heraldry and numerous other matters of interest.  The countries which are covered, include Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Italy and other European nations.


Currently, the Group has several microfiche readers and three computer terminals, with Internet access, which will enable members to further their research on-line.  Although most households these days have computers, and the Internet offers vast resources, researching your lineage can still be a challenging business and the one-to-one advice and assistance of fellow historians can be invaluable.


We are affiliated with over 60 other Family History Groups through Australia, with whom we exchange Newsletters, back copies of which are filed in our Library and are available for viewing or borrowing by our members.

 

Visitors are always welcome, so why not come along and see for yourself?

 
 
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