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Welcome to our FHANQ Resource Rooms and Library

Unveiling the Gateway to Your Ancestral Treasures!

Immerse yourself in our extensive library collection, carefully curated to provide you with a comprehensive range of worldwide books, maps, microfiche, and microfilm resources. Our library is a haven for both novice and experienced researchers alike. With the guidance of our knowledgeable volunteers and experienced Research Assistants, you can navigate through the vast collection with ease, making the most of your time and resources. Discover the techniques, tips, and tools that will elevate your genealogical pursuits to new heights.


FHANQ Opening Hours - Townsville

  • Monday:

    9:30am - 2:30pm

  • Tuesday:

    9:30am - 2:30pm

  • Wednesday:

    10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Thursday:

    10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Friday:

    Closed to all researchers

  • Saturday:

    10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Sunday:

    10:00am - 2:00pm (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

  • Public Holidays:

    Please call us on (07) 4728 2833 to check if we're open.

Here is a list of some books and resources in our research rooms.

Over the years, FHANQ has accumulated an extensive collection of genealogical resources as well as the equipment to access those resources. The collection is updated on a regular basis, either through donations of family histories or through purchases, subscriptions and grants. What you are looking for may not be in our collection, but we will try to locate the information you require.

  • Biographies
  • Birth, Deaths, and Marriage Indexes
  • Books covering most countries
  • Burial and Cemetery records
  • Census , muster and electoral rolls
  • Church history
  • Convict Records
  • DNA
  • England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Italy, New Zealand and Germany
  • Family Histories
  • History Books
  • How to and where to look information
  • Immigration and shipping lists
  • International Records
  • Maps
  • Microfiche covering the world
  • Military
  • North Queensland Collection Index
  • Old Newspapers
  • Railway Employment Records
  • School books and past pupils
  • Shipping Registers
  • Townsville City Council Rates
  • And much more – why not come and look

Start your research adventure today. Step into the FHANQ Library and unlock the stories that define you.

A Gateway to North Queensland's Heritage

The FHANQ Library proudly houses a unique local history resource—the North Queensland Collection. This in-house database meticulously indexes millions of individual references, documenting the historical development of Queensland shires straddling the Tropic of Capricorn. With over 52,000 surnames and variants represented, this invaluable resource provides a fascinating glimpse into the heritage of the region.

Join the FHANQ Family

Embark on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and connection. Become a member of the Family History Association of North Queensland and unlock the doors to our library—a gateway to your ancestral treasures. Embrace the stories of the past, honor your heritage, and forge meaningful connections with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for unearthing the hidden gems of history.