Join us!

Come and collaborate with like-minded people who are passionate about family history.

Cairns & District Family History Society offers:

  • expert assistance with your family history and research problems
  • free use of our extensive library of books, journals, CDROMs, maps, and more
  • access to online subscription databases i.e. Ancestry, Findmypast, British Newspaper Archive
  • training sessions, workshops
  • interest groups i.e. DNA
  • presentations by specialist speakers


See our convenient location in Cairns CBD, just opposite the Convention Centre.


Our library opening hours are 3 days per week including one evening, plus two Saturdays each month.



Annual fees are due by 1st July of each year:

  • $50.00 per single;  $45.00 per concession single
  • $65.00 per family;  $60.00 per concession family

Half yearly memberships are available from January to June.


To Join

Click here to open the membership form and then either:

  • Complete it online and click the Submit button
    (depends on your browser, PDF viewer and email versions).
  • Complete it online, save a copy and email it to, or
  • Print it, complete it and return it to CDFHS.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or bank transfer (details on form), or visit our Resource Centre during opening hours.

Contact the Society for further information.


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