Gladstone City Library has a Local Collection Room which houses the local studies collection and family history resources. Our Local Collection Room has computers specifically for local and family history research.

The Third Thursday Family History Group is held in the room from 9am-12pm. As well as the third Thursday of the month we hold regular Saturday morning sessions. See the image at the bottom of the page for details. 


There are books, reports, newspaper clippings, microfiche, microfilm, and other materials that are only accessible in the Local Collection Room. Older editions of the Gladstone Observer are available on microfilm. Bookings to use the reader/printer (for microfiche & microfilm) can be made by phoning 4976 6400 (bookings are not essential).

Our Family History Online page contains links to a variety of useful and reliable websites to assist you with your family history research.  Connect to sites that provide instructions or guidance, cemetery records, archives and libraries, and access to records for births/marriages/deaths. We also offer some family history research guidance via our Tech Help program.

Our Information Links page can direct you to other reliable sources of information online. The Online Reference Collection page includes Text Queensland, which provides access to several historical resources.


Ancestry® Library Edition is a family history research database that can be accessed on the public computers located at each Gladstone Regional Libraries’ branch. Access is to the public library edition of Ancestry and may not contain all features available with personal subscriptions.

Click on the image below for information about our Tech Help programs and Saturday dates.

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