Tips from Vince Bourke’s approach to family history

Can your approach to family history research be improved? Have you ever wondered if your approach to family history research could be improved? Hearing how others approach their research often gives us ideas and tips that could enhance our own work. Recently at our monthly General meeting in the CFHR room and via Zoom, we Read More …

Update for access to the rooms: OPEN

Extracts from the 4th March email update for access to the rooms for research and general meeting details for hybrid in-person or zoom options from June Blackburn, President: Hello Everyone, ….. At the committee meeting yesterday, it was decided to open our rooms fully to all members and visitors without number restrictions.  You will still Read More …

Shauna Hicks “Why can’t I find it?…..”

The presenter at our February 2022 monthly general meeting was Shauna Hicks. Shauna has kindly provided a handout on her website for this talk. A jam-packed talk with strategies to help to find what you are looking for and reasons as to why you might not be successful in your searches. With great examples across Read More …

Covid-19 rooms access update

A letter from June Blackburn, President, about the latest decisions related to managing Covid-19 at Caloundra Family History was distributed by email on 10 January 2022. In summary, General Meetings for January and February will be held by Zoom only. Research at the rooms is available, with restrictions. For full details read a copy of Read More …

General Meeting Cancelled: Covid 19 Virus

Hello Members, As you know our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday (19 March) with our guest speaker Matthew Wengert on the topic “When Spanish Flu came to Queensland”. This topic is not only very topical but extremely interesting in view of the Covid 19 virus now spreading around the world. The situation with this Read More …

Freemasonry in Queensland with Ros Lauder

At the October 2019, General Meeting Ros Lauder talked about sources for Freemasonry in Queensland. It was of interest to people interested in local and family history. The following information is based on details supplied by Ros about her talk: Talk Synopsis: Freemasonry in Queensland Freemasonry came to Queensland with the first European explorers and Read More …