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

 

 

 

Resource Centre 

Ipswich Genealogical Society Inc’s Resource Centre is now located at "Brigg House" Cooneana Heritage Centre, Redbank Plains Road, New Chum Ipswich.

For access details, see our opening hours, contact details and location map.

The Resource Centre consists of a library with research area and computer banks, coffee / tea making facilities and table space for your comfort whilst researching.  

The Resource Centre is wheel chair friendly, and parking is available on site with easy access to both the Cunningham and Warrego Highways and the centre of Ipswich.  The library is staffed by experienced, volunteer family historians who are eager to assist you with your research.

We would love you to visit us!

 

Click here to download the Research Enquiry Form

Research Enquiries

Research from non-members of the Society are charged at $30.00 per hour and $25.00 for each hour thereafter.

Reduced rates are available for Members of the Society – please see our membership page. 

 

Resources of the Society

Lending Library

The Society has an extensive lending library from which Members may borrow two (2) books at a time for a period of 2 weeks.

Reference Library

The Society also has a reference library; these books are available only for perusal within the Research Rooms.

This section contains:

             School, Church and Family Histories;  Various Census Records;  Cemetery Records;

             Research Directories; Cemetery Headstones & Inscriptions;  Shipping & Immigration Records;

             Convict records; Journals & Magazines from Other Societies;  

Micro Fiche / Film

An Extensive microform collection is available for research within the Research Rooms. These include

        • The International Genealogical Index
        • Indices to Births, Deaths and Marriages for all Australian States
        • Cemetery Records
        • Ipswich North Australian 1858 to 1865
        • The Queensland Times 1864 to 1874
        • Fassifern Guardian 1901 to 1930

      

      Computer Records

The Society has an increasing number of records on the computers including:

        • Indices to Births, Deaths and Marriages
        • Burial Registers for the Ipswich Cemetery
        • Mine Workers Muster
        • Railway Workers Muster
        • The Research Library holds many other resources

 New Resources

           Index to Deaths extracted from the Courier Mail 1990 to 2014 Over 306,500 names

           Reeds Undertakers Records, those available from 1870's to 2015. An ongoing

          project with 20,000 + records currently listed  for Reeds and 1100 for Goodna Cemetery.

     Somerset Regional Councils Cemetery Records to November 2015

Cemeteries included are - Fernvale General Cemetery;             

Lowood General Cemetery; Wivenhoe Pocket General Cemetery; Esk General  Cemetery;

Caboonbah Cemetery; Toogoolawah General Cemetery; Moore/Linville General Cemetery; Kilcoy Cemetery.

(updated 6th June 2018

 

Did You Know?

 

Vi Jordan - A PIONEER IN A MAN’S DOMAIN

The first woman elected as an Alderman in the Ipswich City Council was Ellen Violet JORDAN in 1961.

Known as Vi, she was born in Ipswich 29th June 1913, daughter James Bertie Norman PERRETT, a railway fitter, and his wife Ann Jane, née BROWN and educated at the Brassall State School and the Ipswich Girls Grammar School. She married David JORDAN in 1932.

In 1966 Vi became the first woman from the Labour Party to be elected to the Queensland Parliament, and was the Member for Ipswich West, and retained the position until 1974.

The Queensland Government recognised her achievements when Vi was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977, and in 1978 she was awarded the Order of Australia.

Vi JORDAN passed away on the 7th May 1982 and was buried in the Ipswich Cemetery.

 Extract from  Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol 17 – 2007

Update 20th June 2018

 

 

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