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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In Our Backyard No 3

Do you have a family member buried in "Our Backyard" -the Toowoomba and Drayton Cemetery with a story to tell?
Did you miss out  getting an entry in either of our last two "In Our Backyard" publications?

We hope to publish a third edition in early 2017 and are calling for entries to be in before the end of this year.

Submissions should be in story form and contain a maximum of approximately 1000 words. Photos are welcome and these need to be sent as separate files, at least 300 dpi.

This is a typical entry from a past publication, for your guidance.

By submitting an entry part of your research will be available for generations to come!

Our Contact Details for submissions or further details:
Telephone: 07 4634 7377

Postal Address: 452 South St Toowoomba  Qld 4350 Australia

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Black Gully now available as CD

Our Black Gully Publication is now also available in .pdf format as a CD .
Price is $15.00 which includes postage and handling.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Toowoomba Chronicle Index 1937

As promised we have added another year of Toowoomba Chronicle Indexes! Thanks to our wonderful team of indexers we always seem to have an expanding data base of super indexed records at TDDFHS.
You will notice that all sorts of records are mentioned.

Check the Toowoomba Chronicle Indexes to the right of this page for links to download.

Friday, July 22, 2016

An Addition to our Online Indexes

On our list of Indexes to the right of this post, you will notice a link to an additional year [1936] for those listed for the Toowoomba Chronicle. Another year [1937] is in progress and will be added soon! If you would like a copy of the relevant article our contact details are below!

Our many indexes seem to be ever expanding as more data is added.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

New Publication - Black Gully 1840 - 1914 The Manufacturing Centre of Toowoomba

Cover photograph showing the kilns of  the Old Maltings in Mort Street

Looking at the pleasant parkland that it is for the most part now, it is hard to realise that there was a thriving manufacturing area in Black Gully in Toowoomba.
Diana Beal has been investigating the people associated with this interesting part of our local history, their successes, failures and the development of industry in this mostly forgotten era. 
This was an area once located close to, without being within Toowoomba but now well within the City area. The book names those businesses and then later developers of the area into suburban blocks.
Includes index, illustrations and photographs.
You can read further information HERE
The A4 sized book is available now from the Society.

$15 + $5 package and postage.