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Logan libraries open a window to the past

Published: 6 August 2019

Logan libraries open a window to the past
Logan City Council Local Heritage Specialist Hilda Maclean (right) discusses family history research with library patron Norma Gomez.

Anyone with a burning desire to learn more about their family’s origins will be interested in this month’s Family History Month activities at Logan City Council Libraries.

As part of National Family History Month, the libraries will be hosting various family history workshops and author discussions throughout August.

Participants can discover different sources and ways to find out more about their own family history.

The sessions include:

* Mayes Cottage, Thursday, August 8 (10.30am to 12pm): Reading handwritten documents

* Logan North Library, Tuesday, August 13 (6pm to 7.30pm): Family history: Broaden your family history horizons

* Logan Central Library, Wednesday, August 14 (2pm to 3.30pm): How to research Indigenous family history

* Mayes Cottage, Thursday, August 15 (10.30am to 12pm): Basic steps in research

* Logan North Library, Saturday, August 17, (10.30am to 11.30am): What will be worn: A McWhirters story with author Melissa Fagan exploring her family's history

* Logan Central Library – Wednesday, August 21 – (10.30am to 11.30am) - On the land

* Mayes Cottage, Thursday, August 22 (10.30am to 12pm): Italian family history for beginners

* Greenbank Library, Thursday, August 29 (1.30pm to 2.30pm): Count Me In

* Mayes Cottage, Friday, August 30 (10.30am to 12pm): Under the Lino: History comes alive with author Caylie Jefferie telling the intriguing story of what she discovered about her Queenslander home.

Bookings are essential for these workshops and can be made at Council libraries or online at

For more information on Family History Month visit