2018 Events

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

Open Day to celebrate National Family History Month, Seniors Week & Our 35th Birthday!

Everyone welcome!  Explore our family history centre and resources.
Watch “Breaking Down Brick Walls with DNA” video. Ask Questions!
Bring along your ‘Show & Tell’ memorabilia to share
Light Refreshments & Lucky Door Prize

When:  Saturday, 18 August 2018     Time:  2pm
Where:  Cairns Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt
Cost: FREE

DNA Q&A Webinar

Email in your DNA questions beforehand, and we will respond to as many as we can in this free webinar for CFH members.  Or just register to watch, as learning from others’ questions often answers many of our own!  (Members-Only)

When:  Tuesday, 21 August 2018     Time:  8pm-9pm

Where:  Online, from your computer or mobile device

Cost:  FREE.  Bookings required – Register your free ticket now!

DNA for Seniors: Finding Biological Family

Learn how to get started with DNA testing to identify close biological relatives.

When:  Thursday, 23 August 2018     Time:  7pm-9pm

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

Cost:  FREE.  Bookings required – Register your free ticket now!

Drop-In Genealogy Clinic

Get started or get some help researching your family history

When:  Saturday, 25 August 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

AGM & Guest Speaker

Annual General Meeting followed by Guest Speaker: Tess Golding-Clark

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

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

Cost:  FREE. No bookings required

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, 6 October 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

6 Octoer

DNA Interest Group

DNA testing:  Discussion, presentation, and individual assistance.

When:  Saturday, 3 November 2018     Time:  1pm – 4pm

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

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

Details:  DNA Interest Group

Ongoing Events

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

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.

Scotland’s People – Workshop

Do you have Scottish ancestors?  Learn how to use and get the most out of Scotland’s People

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

Presenter:  Heather Cox

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

Cost:  Members Free, Non-members $10

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