WELCOME to the Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society Inc.

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

We now have available for sale copies of our latest publication

 Squatters of the Eastern Darling Downs 1840 -1900s by  TDDFH Society member Dr Diana J Beale

Squatters cover _400X 566

This is a collection of stories about the lives of the squatters and leaseholders who settled and lived on the eastern Downs from 1840 to the early 1900s.

A4 210 pages of stories and 4 introductory pages; illustrated


More detail can be found HERE

The book may be bought  during the society’s opening hours, Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm, or by post. The cost is $20, and postage  is $13.40.




Cover A Detailed History of Gowrie Junction

Also among our more recent publications is Dr Diana J Beal’s interesting and informative Detailed History of Gowrie Junction. This is available from our bookshop for $20.00 + $3.00 postage

Full details HERE


The Toowoomba & Darling Downs Family History Society will guide you through the basic steps of researching your family history. Details of past generations can be gleaned from the many records held in the Society’s library. These records are found on all forms of media – books, fiche, microfilm and computers.

The Society is well known for its many indexing projects. We understand that many people are now used to searching on the internet and want quick answers. We are a progressive society and many records of family can be found in our master indexes and newspaper index. As well we have many records such as Government and Police Gazettes, later Electoral Rolls for all states easily searchable by computer.

There is always a Duty Member available to assist at the family history centre to give advice on where you might find that elusive piece of information.
Duty Members will also show you how to use equipment that will aid in your research. Don’t forget to check the computer master indexes as they may save you valuable research time. The master indexes include a general index, cemetery index, newspaper index and school pupils index.

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