In November 2014, I was lucky enough to attend a very special commemorative evening held in Herberton, North Queensland – my home town.
The Herberton Lions Club hosted an evening presentation including a history walk through their local cemetery. Continue reading
McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery – Student Education Pack
Cairns Regional Council has just released the Student Education Pack for the beautiful heritage-listed McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery.
The pack, which consists of Teacher’s Notes and a Student Workbook, was compiled by… Continue reading
Coincidence? Fate? Serendipity? Call it what you like, but it happened.
My husband Ron and I were passing through Bowen in North Queensland recently, when we got a bit lost and took a wrong turn.
We had… Continue reading
To the internet-savvy genealogist, a blog is an everyday part of life… reading the daily, weekly or ad hoc blog articles that arrive via email, RSS feeds, or show up on our social media profiles accompanied by great recommendations and enticing titles. Continue reading
Cairns & District Family History Society Inc finally has a vibrant new website up and running, ready for visitors!
The former website served its purpose very well for many years, mainly as a static information site. Continue reading
When you leave a comment on any blog page on the internet, wouldn’t you rather see your own choice of profile picture (avatar) than the default icon chosen by the website owner or their theme default?
Well, we’d certainly prefer to see your smiley/cheesy grin or your own unique choice of icon design in amongst our new blog comments. Continue reading
Victoria Wills and Probates 1841 to 2009 can be searched online from the Public Records of Victoria website. Wills from 1841 to 1925 have been digitised and can be viewed and download free of charge. Copies of later wills can be ordered online.
One of the search criteria is residence. Continue reading
The Cairns Sun – 23 July 2014
The Shadows of the Past night-time cemetery performances hosted by the Cairns & District Family History Society Inc has been completely booked out and a wonderful success again this year! Actors volunteered their time, and the music was provided by the Cairns Brass Band. The performances were produced by community theatre director, Avril Duck. Continue reading
Cairns FHS has a bunch of new DIGgers… our own DNA Interest Group! Over 20 people turned up for the first presentation on using DNA in genealogy, and 15 presented for the inaugural DNA Interest Group meeting held last Saturday. Continue reading