Cairns Queensland Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:
  1. 147 Woodward Street, Edge Hill, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
  2. Parking off of Oxley Street.
  3. Cairns Family History Centre
Phone: 07 4032 0106
Open Hours: Tuesday 6:30pm-8:30pm; Wednesday 6:30pm-8:30pm; Friday 10:00am-12:30pm
Holiday Schedule: Easter and ANZAC day will not affect our schedule.
Time Zone: +10 GMT/UTC (See current time)

Centre Resources


  • Family History Library Catalog: This centre has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • Genealogical Research Dictionary 1989-2003
  • Assorted books and CD references

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. (Note to FHC: Not all FHCs have access to this portal. If you do not, you will want to remove this entire bullet. If you do have access to it, just remove this text in italics.)
  • PAF 5
  • Ancestral Quest
  • RootsMagic

Hardware and Equipment

  • Microfilm reader
  • Microfiche reader
  • Microfilm printer
  • WorkstationPrinter

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

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Cairns Libraries - If you visit a branch of one of the Cairns Libraries, you can access the following online databases on their computers:

Ancestory (Library Edition)

Find My Past (.ie, &

Cairns and District Family History Society Inc.

Pay to use their resources (See website for current details)

Can hire a researcher to research for you

Cairns Historical Society

Located in the Cairns Museum, they have a library open to the public (small fee for use)

Volunteer at the Centre

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