Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group Inc.

17 Emerald St Cooroy

Join us for help with your family history research

Newspapers on Ancestry and Findmypast

Join Sue Reid at the Heritage Centre 1 pm, April 13th for a presentation on the best use of these resources.

Newspapers can enrich your family history research and provide a wealth of information for family historians, far beyond notices of births, deaths, and marriage. We can find details of our family members’ community and business involvement, advertisements for their enterprises and sale of their properties, and historical data about the time in which they lived.

The subscription databases Ancestry and Findmypast both have extensive collections of newspapers. You can access these collections at the Heritage Centre.

Newsletters and Journals - Latest editions added in March 2024 to the Members site

Research informs historical fiction

Jo Braithwaite's Black Randall and other historical fiction

Courtesy of MyHeritage visitors to our Centre can now search their extensive range of resources. We also have subscriptions to Ancestry, FindmyPast and RootsIreland. Come in and let our volunteers help you use these databases. Bring a USB to save records from the databases.

Grateful thanks to those businesses who supported our group in 2022

Support these local businesses throughout 2024.

Useful links from Noosa Library Service

Noosa Shire Heritage Walks - Pomona, Cooroy, Tewantin

Local town and locality histories - Cooroy, Kin Kin, Peregian Beach, Pomona, Gympie Terrace, Noosa Heads, Cooran, Tewantin, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Marcus Beach & Castaways Beach

The Noosa Council assists community and not for profit groups by making funding  available to assist with some of the general running costs. The benefit enables the Group to use its fundraising income to plan future projects for its members, visitors and the community.   

The Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group has been awarded a three year Community Alliance Grant for 2022 -2025

The Group acknowledges and thanks Noosa Council for its support and its commitment to the many groups and community activities within the Council area.