Hervey Bay Family History Association Inc.

Hervey Bay Library - Family History Room
161 Old Maryborough Road,
Pialba, Hervey Bay, Queensland (
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Phone: (07) 4197-4237
Contact Us

Hours we are open
Monday to Thursday 9am - 4pm; Friday and Saturday 9am - 3.30pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Christmas Closing
The room will be closed Friday 22 December, reopening Tuesday 2 January 2018

There are volunteers in attendance each day to assist you with your questions.
View the Genealogy Centre

Sign or View our Guest book
(Guestbook down until further notice due to Ancestry problems)

*** If you do not see a yellow navigation tool bar at the top of this page, click here ***

Doing Genealogy on-line?
Check out the Genealogy Links section (Updated weekly) 
Genealogy Links
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Doing Genealogy at the Family History Centre?
Check out our rapidly expanding list of resources available in our room 
What's On Site on the tool bar



 Single Membership Renewal - $10 per year
Family Membership Renewal - $15 per year
New Member Joining Fee - $10 single, $20 family

Bookings for Readers & Computers

Bookings are essential
for microfiche/microfilm readers/copier and computers:

Contact us by phone during our open hours [above] at (07) 4197-4237

Open to non-members without charge

To assist with the purchase of more research material, donations to the Association are most appreciated.


Records We Have On-Site

There are extensive records on Microfilm/fiche, CDs and in books in the HBFHA room, to help you trace your family's genealogy. These include the St. Catherine's House Index on Microfiche, English Probates, Australian BDMs on microfiche and CD,  1881 and some 1891 Census of British Isles on CD, Maryborough Chronicle Films with indexes (indexes 1900-1930 on microfiche and 1885 -1940 on CD), Immigration records, Cemetery Records including the Maryborough Council burial records at the Maryborough Cemetery, up to January 2005, on CD (does not include records of cremations).

For more information, see What we have in our Genealogy Library.   (Tutorial on how to search library resources is on this page)  
Local History Resources
at various Fraser Coast Libraries.

On site there are 2 microfiche readers, 2 microfilm readers, and 6 on-line computers available for your use.  We also have equipment to view pages from fiche or microfilm, like the Maryborough Chronicle archive films on-site, and save to a flash drive, or print them out. The Association has also purchased subscriptions at Ancestry.com, Find My Past (Aus), Find My Past (UK), British Origins and World Vital Records, for researching on-line records. All copies and print-outs are at a nominal charge per page. Avoid disappointment and book a machine (2 hr maximum) by dropping in to our room, or by calling 4197-4237.

The Maryborough Chronicle Indexing Project
(1860 - 1940)

Janet Martin is in the process of indexing 'All local names mentioned' in the Maryborough Chronicle newspaper and making it available on 2 CDs.  These CDs provide a very valuable research tool when used in conjunction with the http://www.trove.nla.gov.au newspaper archive website or the microfilms of the Chronicle at the Family History Centre, for finding people,  information about people, and events in SE Queensland, between 1860 and 1940.  More information

The Hervey Bay Family History Association Incorporated does not hold itself responsible,
for any statements made or opinions expressed by the authors of papers or articles included in their publications
or linked to from this website.


Website Last Updated: 17 December, 2017

Easy to remember web address for Hervey Bay Family History is tinyurl.com/HBFHA

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