About us

The Cairns and District Family History Society Inc was incorporated in 1989 to promote family history and genealogical research in Cairns, its surrounds, Queensland, Australia and the World.  In 2018, we registered the business name Cairns Family History to simplify our branding and communications.

Cairns is located in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.  The districts covered range from Cardwell in the south, Normanton in the west, and as far north as the tip of Cape York.

The Cairns Family History Centre is located at 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt.

Refer to our opening hours and our contact page for more details.

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Annual General Meeting – 1 Sep 2018 at 1:30pm