Our Origins.

The Society was started in 2001 by Glenys Prins and about 5 members in Munruben before moving to a Church Hall in Jimboomba.  It then moved to a small room at the back of the Logan Village Library.

In May 2005, Bet Halliwell placed a notice in the 'Albert and Logan News' saying that she would be holding a meeting at the Beenleigh Senior Citizens Centre for anyone interested in family history. Over the next few months around twelve people met at the Senior Citizens Centre where to talk about their research and to listen to a guest speaker. This group then decided to either join an established family history society as a branch of that society or to form a group of their own. Around August 2005, Glenys Prins, Secretary of the Logan River and District Family History Society, came to our meeting to discuss this society which was to disband at their next Annual General Meeting in October 2005 due to lack of membership. After discussion the group decided to join the Society if it could be moved into Beenleigh.  This was accepted by the three remaining members and at the Society's Annual General Meeting in October 2005 the two groups became one.

In January 2006 the Society moved into the 'Old Council Chambers' at the 'Beenleigh Historical Village' with a membership of fourteen.

This was not an ideal place as members had to pack equipment and the library away whenever they would not be present as the 'Chambers' were open to the public.  The Gold Coast City Council decided that they wanted to refurbish the 'Chambers' and display council related memorabilia and so the Society moved into rooms at the rear of the 'Old Beenleigh Post Office'.  This area was soon
outgrown. 

The Logan City Historical Museum Society came to the Society's rescue; they had space on a mezzanine above their museum at the Kingston Butter Factory. LRDFHS members became members of the Museum Society and we moved into Kingston Butter Factory on the 1st June 2012.  By this time the Society had grown from fourteen members to fifty members and today it has over sixty members.