Gympie Family History Society Inc.

Our society is run by volunteers with a passion for local history.

We are a not for profit organisation devoted to helping people research their family history in the Gympie and Wide Bay Region.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find information on the Gympie area and the people who once lived in the district.


Rooms have re-opened

Monthly meeting – 8 August  2pm

DNA Group – 1 August 9am 

Cemetary Crawl – 7 October – 6pm 

Subject to Covid 19 restrictions

We love history and we love our town. Gympie was an integral part of Queensland’s growth and posterity, due to the gold that was found here by James Nash and others. As with most gold mining towns it grew fast and often records of the people and their families who lived here were not recorded accurately, or at all. Through stories handed down, newspaper articles and family documents recovered decades later, we slowly piece together the towns history and the families that made a home here. Many of those families still have decendants in the area and more are discovering family ties to the area. 

We often get people call in when they are visiting the area, to ask about family history as they read or found something to indicate they had people living in or around Gympie in the year days of the town.

About Us

Gympie Family History Society was founded in 1980, and has grown from a small group of members meeting to help each other to do research, to a well equipped Society with our own rooms and a large library of reference materials and research facilities. The Society enjoys a good working relationship with the Gympie Library’s Local History section and is supported by the Gympie Regional Council.

The Society maintains links with other genealogical and family history groups, and reciprocal rights are enjoyed with a number of genealogical societies, whose members may visit and conduct research.

Some minor restrictions may apply.

Projects undertaken by the Society involve members conducting research for the purpose of collating and collecting local knowledge for the long term maintenance of our rich history. This information is then produced in book and CD format and sold.

Funds obtained from the sale of these items are utilised to provide additional research materials for our Library.

Gympie’s Great War books

Available for sale at $30.00 per issue, they can be purchased on line or from the Gympie Family History Society Office


Single Membership: $40.00 per year
Family Membership: $50.00 per year*

*Family Membership is two members of an immediate family residing at the same address.

Memberships are due 1 September each year, and are charged pro-rata for people joining throughout the year.


The Societies Annual General Meeting is held in September each year at 1:30pm in the Gympie Family History Society Rooms, Station Road, Gympie.   (Chapple Street, old ticket office)

Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Society meetings: Held the second Saturday of each month, 2:00pm in the Gympie Family History Society Rooms, Station Road, Gympie.       
(Chapple Street, old ticket office)

Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The rooms have re-opened and are subject to the Covid 19 restrictions.

When visiting please respect each others space and do not come if you feel unwell.



Gympie Family History Society Inc.
Phone: 07 5482 8211
Postal Address: PO Box 767, Gympie Qld 4570

Physical Location:
1 Chapple Street, Gympie Qld 4570

Opening Hours:
Wednesday: 9:30am – 2:00pm
Friday: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm – 4:00pm



Located in the Old Ticket Office, under the Rattler Railway Station, cnr Station Road & Chapple Street, Gympie





Disclaimer: The information/text material found within is posted with good conscience and thought to be true and correct, but we do not guarantee the information/text material and must be viewed in a similar way as other information on the internet. Our Society website is maintained by our members who volunteer their time and skills.