2018 Events

Ancestry.com Search Strategies - Workshop

Learn how to navigate and search Ancestry.com. Laptops available for use, or bring in your WiFi enabled laptop. Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

When:  Saturday, 26 May 2018   Time:  1pm

Class: 5 participants only. Bookings essential. Phone (4031 8118) or call into Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton St, Westcourt to book.

Cost: Members: $2. Non-members $10

Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Get started or get some help researching your family history

When:  Saturday, 26 May 2018    Time:  10am - 4pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Free to members and first-time newcomers;  $10 non-members

Details:  Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Drop-In DNA Clinic

Call in to learn what DNA testing can do for you, how to get started, or to get help with your results.

When:  Saturday, 2 June 2018     Time:  10am - 4pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Free to members and first-time newcomers;  $10 non-members.

Details:  Drop-In DNA Clinic

Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Get started or get some help researching your family history

When:  Saturday, 9 June 2018    Time:  10am - 4pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Free to members and first-time newcomers;  $10 non-members

Details:  Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Colonial Ceylon - Presentation

Colonial Ceylon - Dutch & British Family History Records Online

When:  Saturday, 16 June 2018    Time:  2pm

Presenter:  Larry Andresen

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Members Free, Non-members $10

Legacy Family Tree - Workshops

Learn how to use the Legacy software program to organise your family history research. These are one-to-one sessions, available to members only.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

When:  Held each Tuesday and Thursday    Time:  10am - 12 noon or 1pm to 3pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Members only; Free. Bookings essential. Phone (4031 8118); email Kesley or call in to the Family History Centre

Details:  Legacy Family Tree Workshops

Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Get started or get some help researching your family history

When:  Saturday, 23 June 2018   Time:  10am - 4pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Free to members and first-time newcomers;  $10 non-members

Details:  Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

DNA Interest Group

DNA testing:  Discussion, presentation, and individual assistance.

When:  Saturday, 7 July 2018     Time:  1pm - 4pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Free to members;  $10 non-members.

Details:  DNA Interest Group

Shadows from the Past

Dramatised evening walks through McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

When:  Friday, 3 August 2018     Times:  6:30pm & 8:30pm

Where:  McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

Tickets:  Ticketlink   $15.73 adults; $10.50 concession & children

Details:  Cemetery Walks

Shadows from the Past

Dramatised evening walks through McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

When:  Saturday, 4 August 2018     Times:  6:30pm & 8:30pm

Where:  McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

Tickets:  Ticketlink   $15.73 adults; $10.50 concession & children

Details:  Cemetery Walks

Shadows from the Past

Dramatised evening walks through McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

When:  Saturday, 11 August 2018     Times:  6:30pm & 8:30pm

Where:  McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

Tickets:  Ticketlink   $15.73 adults; $10.50 concession & children

Details:  Cemetery Walks

Shadows from the Past

Dramatised evening walks through McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

When:  Friday, 17 August 2018     Times:  6:30pm & 8:30pm

Where:  McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

Tickets:  Ticketlink   $15.73 adults; $10.50 concession & children

Details:  Cemetery Walks

AGM & Guest Speaker

Annual General Meeting followed by a guest speaker

When:  Saturday, 1 September 2018   AGM:  1:30pm  Speaker:  2pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  FREE. No bookings required

Trivia Night

General Knowledge Quizzes, Giveways, Prizes, Raffles... come along for a fun night out!

When:  Saturday, 17 November 2018    Time:  6:30pm
Where:  Crosswell Hall, Cairns High School (enter via Grafton St)
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Cost:  CFH Members $10; Non-members $15
Bookings:  Trivia Night Details

Ongoing Events

The following workshops are repeated regularly:  Express your interest in attending

Family History for Beginners

Learn how to begin your search, the basic foundations of good research, records & resources available, as well as some common pitfalls to avoid.

When:  Next date TBA  (express your interest!)    Time: 

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Members free; Non-members $10

Details:  Family History for Beginners

Introduction to DNA Testing

Learn how to get started with DNA testing:  The types of DNA tests, the testing companies, the pros/cons/prices, how it works, what the results look like and how to use them.

When:  Next date TBA  (express your interest!)    Time:

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Members free; Non-members $10

Details:  Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy

Ancestry.com Search Strategies - Workshop

Learn how to navigate and search Ancestry.com. Laptops available for use, or bring in your WiFi enabled laptop. Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

When:  Next date TBA  (express your interest!)   Time: TBA

Class: 5 participants only. Bookings essential. Phone (4031 8118) or call into Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton St, Westcourt to book.

Cost: Members: $2. Non-members $10

Using FamilySearch Restricted Digitised Films - Workshops

Cairns Family History Centre is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. We are holding demonstration workshops on how to use FamilySearch digitised films.

When:  First series of sessions completed.   Next dates TBA (express your interest!)

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  FREE. No bookings required

Details: FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Getting More from FamilySearch

Learn how to take advantage of this amazing resource on your home computer or using restricted images at an Affiliate Library.

When:  Next date TBA  (express your interest!)    Time:  TBA
Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Cost:  Members $2; Non-members $10
Bookings: 4031 8118 or just turn up.

Legacy Family Tree - Workshops

Learn how to use the Legacy software program to organise your family history research. These are one-to-one sessions, available to members only.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

When:  Held each Tuesday and Thursday    Time:  10am - 12 noon or 1pm to 3pm

Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Cost:  Members only; Free. Bookings essential. Phone (4031 8118); email Kesley or call in to the Family History Centre

Details:  Legacy Family Tree Workshops

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