Australian Family History Societies

This section lists the New South Wales association of Tweed Gold Coast, the Northern Territory association, and Queensland associations from Caboolture to Caloundra giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (T-Z)

Northern Territory

Queensland (A-C)

New South Wales

Tweed Gold Coast Family History and Heritage Association

Many archives are accessible in their Research Room, located at the South Tweed Sports Club, South Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia(4 Minjungbal Drive).  Full information regarding these resources is available on their site.

A schedule of surnames currently being researched by members is on the site.


Northern Territory

Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory

The association was founded in 1981, and its main aim is to promote the study of genealogy.  

Some cemetery photographs are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Brock's Creek (Zapopan)
  • Fort Dundas
  • Maranaboy
  • Port Darwin Camp
  • Rum Jungle
  • Southport
  • Stapleton

Their website gives details of publications for sale, which include:

  • Alien Registers
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths Registers
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Directories
  • Newspaper Indexes
  • Pastoral and Mining Leases
  • Police Journals
  • Probate Indexes
  • Shipping Indexes

Pages relating to overseas Countries, including England and Wales, are also accessible.


Queensland (A-C)

Caboolture Family History Research Group

Their site gives details of their archives, which includes:

  • 1881 UK Census
  • Australian Genealogy Journals
  • Births, Deaths and Marriage Records of State Registrars in Australia from 1837 (Index)
  • Cemetery Records - around Australia
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Local Histories
  • Shipping Records - Australia and New Zealand
  • Victorian Deaths 1921-1985

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Caboolture State High School 40th Anniversary
  • Cemetery Transcriptions
  • Newspaper Abstracts of Public Notices and Announcements
  • North Coast and Stanley District News - Birth, Marriage, Death, Obituary and Legal Notices 1924-59
  • So Patient So Brave

A Message Board and a list of surnames currently being researched by members are also available.


Cairns and District Family History Society

The association was founded in 1989 to promote and encourage genealogical research in Cairns and its surrounding areas.  Many archives are accessible, including the GRO Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837-1910 and the 1841-1891 Censuses of England and Wales on Microfilm and CD-ROM. 

A schedule of Members Interests is also available.


Caloundra Family History Research

The Group was established in 1993.  Their website gives details of their extensive collection of archives, which can be accessed at their Library.  These resources include:

  • Family Histories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • History Books
  • Genealogical Society Journals
  • Maps

Indexes on CD-ROMs are available, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Electoral Records
  • Gregson and Weight Funeral Records
  • Landsborough Shire Records
  • Police Gazettes
  • Railway Staff Records
  • School Records
  • Vital Records

Publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Funeral Home Records Index 1972-2010
  • Landsborough Shire Records - Rates, Receipts and Payments Index 1912-1941
  • Queensland Government Railway - Staff Records Index 1878-1946
  • Queensland Government Railway - Staff Employees in Departments and Stations 1889-1912

More details regarding these publications is accessible on their site.

Information regarding Members Interests are accessible.


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