THE Ipswich Genealogical Society has welcomed its newest members, who have all started the adventure of discovering their family history.
The society also used occasion to welcome Mayor Paul Pisasale and Councillor Bruce Casos as honorary members for their outstanding and long-term support and assistance they have provided over many years.
Society publicity officer Jane Kingston said both the mayor and Cr Casos were honoured to receive such recognition.
"It really brings home to us the important role we play in the Ipswich community," she said.
"You just have to look at the esteem in which we are held in Ipswich by seeing Jennifer Howard, Paul Pisasale, Bruce Casos, Andrew Antoniolli, David Pahlke and Cheryl Bromage all here this morning and making time for us in their busy schedules.
"We welcome new members and encourage our members to volunteer to help us when they can."
Certificates of appreciation were also given to MP Jennifer Howard, Crs David Pahlke, Cheryl Bromage and Andrew Antoniolli for their encouragement and recognition of the society as an integral part of maintaining Ipswich as the heritage city of Queensland.
For more about the Ipswich Genealogical Society, visit igs.org.au or phone 0491 105 184 during operating hours.