After 134 years, the Cairns park known as Munro Martin Park has had a welcome ‘greening’. The new parklands were officially opened by the Cairns Regional Council and guests during August, and included the unveiling of a specially-commissioned sculpture, and guided walks for the public through all the features of the new park.
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, […]
The three photos below were part of a collection from the Pugh family of Ravenswood in North Queensland. Several of the Pugh daughters worked as nurses at different places throughout Queensland. Pam Cooper has shared these lovely photographs in the hope that someone may recognise the people involved.
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.
Google is an everyday tool used for searching for clues in our family histories. Out of habit, most users simply type one or more keywords into the search box and take it from there. But learning a few basic Google tips can have a significant impact on your genealogical research outcomes.
Cairns & District Family History Society was fortunate to have Dr Jan Wegner, Senior Lecturer from James Cook University in Cairns, visit our Resource Centre on Saturday, 21 March, and give us a detailed presentation on how to research properties and explore the history of houses in Queensland.
Late last year, CDFHS was invited to submit an article for the January 2015 issue of Cairns Life Magazine as a part of their special holiday feature on 2015 Bucket List Experiences.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.