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CFHRI is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Caloundra Family History is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Read on to find out what this means to Caloundra Family History Research Inc. members and visitors to the Affiliate Library for FamilySearch.

The benefit to members and visitors is access to 350+ million restricted images that are not directly available on the FamilySearch website unless being viewed at a FamilySearch Centre, FamilySearch Library or FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Members and visitors must physically visit our research centre to access the additional records which will only be available through PC #1 and PC #2 in the computer room. Access is via the FamilySearch website.

To access FamilySearch you will need to log in using your personal login details. If you do not have a login then register at the FamilySearch site to create a free account.  Anyone using FamilySearch at the rooms, home or anywhere else must log in. Note: make sure you log out at the end of any session, especially when using a public computer.

If you are unsure which computers in the computer room have access there is a FamilySearch logo on the computer’s login screen and the link to FamilySearch is just after Google on the toolbar.

If searching at home how can you tell more records are available at an Affiliate Library for FamilySearch? In this example of a hint, you can see the indexed details for Martha Gibbins.

Family Search Hint example

If you roll down to see more information after the mother’s name it is possible to see that the images are available at a family history centre or FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

FamilySearch example part 2

There is also the option to click the down arrow to find document information such as the film number,  how to cite the record and more This information may help you locate the images when at an Affiliate Library. Making it easier to find sources at a later date is a good reason to have a personal login to FamilySearch.

FamilySearch example part 3

Depending on the records being searched and what part of this record has been indexed, what is seen on your computer screen will vary from the above images.

Remember the FamilySearch tree is one large shared tree, not a personal tree. If you add new information or persons to the tree it is good policy to attach the source for the information. At the same time hints provided and sources, others have added to persons are not necessarily attached to the correct person. Care needs to be taken to review the material before adding it to your own tree or the FamilySearch shared tree.

When are the rooms open for research?

Check out our Events Page for opening hours.

Is there a cost?

Access to FamilySearch records is free for visitors.  There is an entry fee of $5.00 that will apply to all public visitors who wish access to other facilities and resources including books, microfiche, journals and all computer-based resources and sites.  Members are not required to pay a fee to use our resources as full access comes with membership.

Alternatively, join up and have access to all of Caloundra’s Family History records and facilities.

Do I need to book a session?

A computer booking system has been introduced to allow members and visitors better access to FamilySearch and other subscription sites. Bookings can be made by email to or in person.

When making a booking, members/visitors should indicate if they wish to use FamilySearch, so they can be allocated to PC # 1 or PC # 2. Each booking is for a 1½ hour session.

Where do I find the affiliated library?

Our rooms are located at Sunshine Coast Turf Club precinct, Pierce Avenue, Little Mountain. Entry is via Gate 2. A map is on the bottom of the About Us page. There is plenty of parking outside the building.

Do I need a FamilySearch Logon?

Yes, this is a requirement from FamilySearch to get access to the records at the affiliated library. If you do not have a login then register at the FamilySearch site to create a free account.

Any questions?

Contact us if you have further questions.

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