Supporters/Useful Links


The RDFHG gratefully acknowledge the following people, local businesses, organisations who give us their generous support:

  • Patron  The Hon Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie and Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homeless and Community Services  
  • Patron Mrs Gayle Sutherland
  • Terry Rogers FCA of TWR Group Chartered Accountants of Redcliffe. Ph 07 3284 4582; Email
  • Alex Gow Funerals, 31-35 Tallowwood Drive, Deception Bay. Ph 07 3888 3535; email: contact Rita-Marie Lenton; Website:
  • Kippa Ring Lions Club for inviting us to be part of the Charity Gate days.
  • The Queensland Gambling Benefits Fund, from whom we received a substantial grant in 2011, which have enabled us to purchase a new computer and numerous library resources and research materials.
  • The Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Support Fund is a valued and generous supporter, from whom we have received generous grants from 2011 to present, which have enabled us to purchase a 3-in-1 printer/scanner/copier machine, a data projector, a hand-held digital audio recorder. laptop computers and a scanner to enable books to be scanned. 
  • Our Patron, The Hon Luke Howarth MP Federal Member for Petrie and Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homeless and Community  Services, who in May 2015, as Mr Luke Howarth MP, Federal Member for Petrie, gave us a generous cash donation to put towards a new laptop computer.
  • We have been extremely fortunate to have been taken under the wing of our friend and mentor, the Late Mr David Gibson OAM, the celebrated historian and broadcaster, the guiding force behind the launch event of our World War One Family History Project. David was a fund of knowledge and enthusiasm and we are extremely grateful for all his help and ideas. David was instrumental in our invitation to appear on 4MBS Classic FM 103.7 on the weekend of the 08 and 09 November 2014. 
  • The hugely respected and popular broadcaster Howard Ainsworth had our past Secretary as his guest on "Music Lover's Choice" which enabled details of our Project Launch event to be broadcast to an audience of between 50-60,000 listeners. a huge boost to our cause and one for which we are extremely grateful.

Useful Links.
We also gratefully acknowledge the following organisations and websites with which we are affiliated, or which have kindly included our details on their Links pages:

1.       The Redcliffe Guide is a comprehensive directory of local business and organisations. They have kindly added our contact details to their website: Their email address is
2.      Australian Heritage Online. An excellent website dedicated to Australia’s dynamic and colourful heritage where you will find articles on a wide range of topics and themes, as well as information on our country’s historic places, events, news, and even book releases. They have kindly added our contact details at RDFHG can be found through the Historical Towns, or Links and Resources tabs.

3.      History Queensland Inc. Established in 1995, HQ acts as an umbrella group to local and family history societies operating throughout Queensland. Its aim is to give all such societies a united voice in promoting the interests of family historians, local historians and genealogists. Their website can be found at:
4.      Queensland Family History Society is one of the biggest family history societies in Queensland and RDFHG is proud to be an associate member:  

5.        Moreton Bay Regional Council Cultural Directory
6. consists of 4,500 pages of more than 50,000 Free Genealogy Links; for US, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand. The pages include sites that either have online genealogy records through which you can search for your ancestors or sites that provide helpful information to aid in your research. The types of records you can find on this site include parish registers, censuses, cemeteries, marriages, passenger lists, city directories, military records, obituaries and more. Our site can be found at:
7.      99.7 FM Radio does an excellent job in supporting the local community and its various events, and have been kind enough to publicise our Open House. Their website can be found at:
8.     We are grateful to have received the support of the Redcliffe and Bayside Herald, part of the Quest Community Newspapers chain, who have publicised our various events over the past 12 months or so. Phone: 3480 8200.  This publication ceased printing in 2020.
9.     Genealogy Search Australia is a free Australian Genealogy and Family History Search Engine and Directory for the most useful Australian and International family history and ancestry sites. Websites about EnglandScotlandWales and Ireland are included, as most of our early settlers came from Great Britain
There are extensive lists of convictsbushrangersshipspassenger listscensusescemeteriesgenealogical clubs and societies and family history sites. There are links to databases, archivesshipping recordsimmigrant lists, genealogical directories and historical indexes. This site can be found at: and the RDFHG link can be  accessed through the Genealogy Australia  Societies and Clubs  Queensland tabs. We are number 22 on Page 3.

10.   Cora Num is an author who has published books on Australian Convict Records; Irish Research on the Internet; Shipping Records and Australian Occupation Records. Her Website for Genealogists contains over 1900 links in over 50 categories. Cora kindly lists RDFHG on the Family History and Historical Societies in Australia page at:
11.  Suzanne and Richard Brown run a very interesting site from the uk and have many good pointers towards starting out in family history research. The site is called and lists many helpful sources of information. Their site includes UK as well as international links and RDFHG is listed at: 
12.  Member Rick has kindly supplied the following sites which you may find of use:

United Kingdom and Ireland:












  • Genealogy Specialists - Tracing our Past, Discovering our Genes"  which is affectionately known as "TOP DOG" is a Family History forum whose aim is to offer mutual FREE help to each other in tracing our ancestors, following our family trees, and putting flesh on the skeletons that we discover. With a membership that stretches through 18 time zones around the world, and helpful moderators/admin on both sides of the globe, members will belong to an international, but friendly community. Membership ranges from enthusiastic amateurs to professional genealogists, and if they do not know an answer they will try to point members in the right direction to find one.
  • Patricia O' is a freelance professional researcher since 2005 who specialises in London, Middlesex and Surrey, as well as covering Sussex.  She is listed with the National Archives (Kew), Camden Archives (their list can be viewed on-line at, Southwark Local History Library, Kensington Local Studies Department, Kensington Central Library, Islington Local History Centre and Croydon Local Studies Library.  She is a regular visitor to London Metropolitan Archives, Guildhall Library, the National Archives (Kew), British Library, Westminster Archives and Westminster Reference Library (theatre and performing arts archives) and is a member of the Society of Genealogists. She also visits Friends' Library (Quakers) and various London hospital archive departments as and when the need arises.
  • Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) premises are at 25 Stackpole Street, Wishart QLD 4122. Their postal address is PO Box 1467, Carindale QLD 4152. Phone 07 3349 6072. Their web address is Email