Ipswich Genealogical Society

"Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre

Redbank Plains Road

New Chum

Ipswich 4304

 

Postal

The Secretary

Ipswich Genealogical Society
P.O.Box 323

Ipswich Qld 4305

Email

secretary@igs.org.au


Opening Hours 

Mon 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tues Closed
Wed   Closed
Thurs 9.30am - 2.30pm
Friday    Closed
Sat 9am - 12pm
Sun Closed

 Closed Public Holidays


 Phone "Brigg House"

07 3282 6454

Projects

MINE WORKERS MUSTER: An ongoing compilation, computer based, giving the details of mine personnel from Ipswich and district coalfields.

RAILWAY WORKERS MUSTER: An on-going compilation, computer based, giving details of railway personnel from the Ipswich District.

INDEX TO BDM NOTICES: Computer based compilations of BDM notices published in The Queensland Times, other Ipswich district papers and Brisbane newspaper The Courier Mail.

OBITUARIES: An on-going compilation of obituaries and biographies of former residents of Ipswich and districts with over 9,000 records. Fully indexed on computer.

NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS: An on-going collection of clippings taken from The Queensland Times and other Ipswich and district newspapers. Fully indexed on computer.

MARRIAGE INDEXES: An on-going project of marriages over a wide time period, of persons with Ipswich connection. This collection is growing fast with 4000 records currently available.

IN MEMORIAM NOTICES: A new project collecting “ In  Memoriam ” Notices from the Queensland Times. The notices start at current dates and are being gathered working backwards year by year. These notices often contain many more family names than the funeral notices.

CEMETERY RECORDS & HEADSTONE PHOTOS: Indexes are searchable and copies of headstone Photographs are available for $5.00 each.

 

All projects are constantly being up-dated, therefore it is important to re-check these listings from time to time.

 

Trans-Australia Airlines or TAA began in 1946; 

 sold to Qantas in 1986 when it became Australian Airlines.

Update - 14th December 2016

 

Did You Know?

 

 Cotton was grown by John Panton in the early days of Ipswich, on his 12 acres on the banks of the Bremer River at Woodend. In May 1862, he wrote to the " London Times" as follows:-"Having forwarded from Ipswich, via Sydney, four bales of Queensland cotton, I shipped per “Light of Age” for London, and it being the first cotton exported from Queensland as an article of commerce, I am anxious to have it taken notice of, as I am clearly of opinion that this colony is capable of suppling any quantity of cotton required, with the assistance of labour and capital, which England can supply”

 

 “RED GUM” EXTRACTS FROM THE QUEENSLAND TIMES 14/07/1922

 

 Update 15th December 2017

 

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