Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mary Examines Our Irish Roots

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Mary Examines Our Irish Roots

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A FULL house of eager participants attended an Irish research seminar at the Cooroy Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group's rooms at Cooroy last weekend.

Conducting the seminar was Irish research specialist Mary King, who had travelled from the Queensland Family History Society for the occasion.

She explained the intricacies and difficulties of this particular research, and offered many suggestions to overcome these difficulties.

Ms King also provided a great insight into the history and events taking place in that area over the centuries.

Power workshop

COOROY Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group is holding a PowerPoint workshop on Monday, April 2 from 9.30am.

PowerPoint is a program found in Microsoft Office and can be used in a wide range of situations - family reunions, celebrations, funerals, travel records, supporting lectures and talks and much more.

The workshop is being presented by Lucy Field at a cost of $5 which includes a lesson, handouts and practical experience on the research group's computers.

You are welcome to bring your own laptop computer.

Phone 54425570.

Reality Bites

PREPARATIONS are well under way for the 2012 Reality Bites Literary Festival from July 26-29 at the Cooroy Library.

Early bird tickets have gone on sale and are available for purchase online. Tickets will also be available for purchase through Cooroy Travel.

The festival this year is also featuring a Reality Bites True Story Award open to young people aged from 14-18 years.

They are being invited to write a true story of about 600-800 words on the theme of environment. Closing date for this is May 15.

More information is available on the website of the organising body, Sunshine Hinterland Writers' Centre, at or or phone 5447 7063.

Earth Hour

SUNSHINE Coast Regional Council is again switching off for Earth Hour tomorrow. …

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