Our Research Room is in the Hervey Bay Public Library. Together we have some great resources! Anyone is welcome to use these materials. Members of the Hervey Bay Family History Association are available to assist – let us know if you’re planning a visit and we’ll try to ensure that help is at hand.

Births, Deaths & Marriages in the Maryborough Chronicle have been indexed for the years 1880 to 1940. The index may be accessed in the Family History Room or a request for a search of the index may be sent via the contact us link.

If you’re unable to visit Hervey Bay Public Library we also offer a Research Service.

Who can use this service?
Anyone, from anywhere in the world, wanting information about families from the Fraser Coast.

What questions can you ask?
The Hervey Bay Family History Group can help you with any questions that can be answered using our collections.

How will we send the information?
We can send information by email or letter.

What sort of answers will you receive?
We will try our best to provide you with a direct answer to your question (with details of the sources of the information). If this is not possible we can advise you on appropriate resources you may wish to inspect personally or refer you to an appropriate agency or website.

How long will it take?
We will acknowledge receipt of your enquiry within 48 hours of receiving it. We will provide you with an answer as soon as practicable depending on the complexity of your request.

How much will it cost?
Research is free! However, there may be a small fee depending on the extent of the research.

Questions we can’t answer?
Sorry, but we are unable to search for information on families outside of the Fraser Coast, do ongoing research, undertake lengthy newspaper searches or carry out student assignments.

Now ask us a question!


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