Welcome to the News Website of the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society.
We will be posting regular updates of Society News and other Local Family History items.
Check down the left hand side of the page for links to some great Society resources and past news items.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Free Open Day for Military Research Sunday 26 April 2015

Photo John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Queenslander Pictorial supplement 27 Nov 1915 p 21

Do you have an interest in those who served in World War 1 who have a connection with Toowoomba?
On Sunday, 26th April we will be having a FREE open day for WW1 Military Research in our rooms at 452 South Street, Toowoomba.
The day starts at 9.0 am with a brief tutorial on using the digital resources held by the society, followed at 10 am by a demonstration focusing on digital records, tips and techniques for researching World War I military ancestors.

The Society has developed a file on military personnel who were born in Toowoomba and enlisted in WWI, as well as a file of those not born in Toowoomba, but who enlisted in Toowoomba. These files along with others relating to both world wars will be available to research free of charge from 12 pm to 4 pm.

All are welcome to come and see what records we hold and we can help guide you through the research process!
Sunday 26th April
9am -12pm lecture/demonstrations
12pm- 4pm FREE military research 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Now Available - Squatters of the Eastern Darling Downs 1840-1900s

Our latest publication, by Dr Diana J Beal, Squatters of the Eastern Darling Downs 1840 -1900s
is now available to purchase from TDDFHS.
Orders are now being taken by contacting the society.
Price $20 + p &p $13.50

Contains over 200 pages of fascinating information about some of the original holdings [and their owners] of our region.
If you had connections to any of these early stations, this will make interesting and informative reading!
More details on OUR MAIN WEBSITE
You can check out a .pdf file of the contents HERE

Monday, October 27, 2014

Extra Years of the Toowoomba Chronicle Indexed

Check out more of your family!

We have just added more years of downloadable indexes for our local paper the Toowoomba Chronicle.
See links under Toowoomba Chronicle on the right hand side of this page.
Be aware that these later files have a lot of pages and may take some time for the .pdf file to load.
Once loaded, you can use the link at the top of the page to download.to your computer.