Visitors to Cairns & District Family History society usually know a little about their recent family history, and are keen to use CDFHS resources to learn more about earlier generations and start building a family tree.
Not Bob Taylor. When he joined CDFHS in late 2015, the only facts that he knew were his name, his date of birth, and from his birth certificate that his mother was named Sheila Taylor. Continue reading
Far North Queensland must be one of the DNA testing hotspots of Australia, but here at Cairns & District Family History Society we still work hard at encouraging even more of our members (and their families and friends) and visitors to try DNA testing as a part of their family history research. Continue reading
“Ghost walks return to life” in Cairns with Shadows of the Past dramatised evening tours of the McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery. The event features 12 stories of the lives and deaths of the Cairns pioneers buried there. The cast of ghosts floating around and speaking their stories, or the stories of their loved ones, will take the audience back in time. The performance will be accompanied by the evocative music of Cairns Brass. 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