Uncover Your Family Stories
Discover the captivating stories of your ancestors and uncover the rich tapestry of your family's history with the Family History Association of North Queensland (FHANQ). Established with a passion for heritage and a commitment to preserving our collective past, we are a vibrant community who share a love for genealogy and historical research worldwide.
Vast Library Resources
Our extensive FHANQ library resources have been a valuable asset for countless members in their pursuit of family history exploration. Whether you are just beginning your journey or are an experienced researcher, our collection provides a treasure trove of information and insights waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the stories of the past as you explore our vast library of worldwide resources.
at Your Service
Our dedicated experienced volunteer research assistants, are always on hand to offer guidance and support during your visit to our Family History research rooms, open six days a week.
A Remarkable Database
In our relentless pursuit of preserving local history, we have painstakingly maintained an in-house database known as the North Queensland Collection. This remarkable resource is a comprehensive index of surname and forename references found within our library, comprising over a million individual references and encompassing more than 52,000 surnames and variants. Covering the historical development of Queensland shires straddling the Tropic of Capricorn 23.5°S and extending north to Cape York, west to the Northern Territory border, with the exception of the City of Rockhampton, this database is an indispensable tool for researchers seeking to unravel their North Queensland heritage.
Membership and The Benefits that Come With it
Facilities include in-house computer databases; guides; indexes; reference books and magazines; other reference tools together with microfiche and microfilm reader printers and scanners. The internet is available on internal computers or use our free Wi-Fi.
Find Answers to
To date all records are not online. Ancestry is not the only source. Your membership to FHANQ entitles you to access Ancestry and many other programs and resources in our rooms without paying a subscription.
- Make new friends
- Find long-lost cousins
- Find unknown relatives
- See how occupations have carried on in families throughout centuries
- Keep your brain alive
- Locate places
- Discover old homes and schools
- For the memories
- Fun for young and old
AND IT’S ADDICTIVE