2018 Victorian Community History Awards

Join us in congratulating our local Geelong and District winners!

Don’t know who they are?  Read this!

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Still time to book for Thursday 30th August 2018 at 1.00 pm

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See you there?

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National Family History Month in Geelong Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony for National Family History Month August 2018 is being sponsored by the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and co-hosted by the Geelong Heritage Centre and the Geelong Family History Group.

See all details in the NFHM Closing ceremony flyer.

There are limited spaces and bookings are ESSENTIAL.

For country groups, why not come to the closing ceremony and then take advantage of family history research assistance from members of the Geelong Family History Group?  Our members will be at the Geelong Heritage Centre every Thursday in August from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.  On the day of the closing ceremony there will also be GFHG members in the Heritage Centre to help you until 5.00 pm.

BOOK FOR THIS EVENT

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National Family History Month in Geelong

Start your family history journey at the Dome.

New to family history?  Need some help getting started?

During National Family History Month, August, members of the Geelong Family History Group will be available in the Heritage Centre to assist visitors with family history research.

No bookings needed.  Every Thursday in August 2018 – 1.00 to 3.00 pm.

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Only 2 days left to book for DNA Testing for Family History

Just TWO days left to book for this event!  Live webinar – ONLY available at Geelong Family History Group meeting room [Belmont Library] on Wednesday 23rd July at 7.30 pm.

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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DNA Testing for Family History: Basics and Examples

Hurry – ONLY 21 places left for this event which will be advertised in the newspaper on Friday 20th July!  Register NOW before others jump in!

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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DNA Testing for Family History: Basics and Examples

Don’t miss out – ONLY 38 places available for this event!

Due to the expected popularity of this Geelong Family History Group Meeting on Wednesday 25th July we have opened up bookings via Eventbrite.

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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From Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont.

Visitors are always welcome.

This Wednesday Max Beck will be talking to us about his gg-grandparents’ journey from Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia.

Max wrote his book A Different Earth about this journey.

Our full meeting program is on our web site.

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Getting the most out of TROVE

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont.

Visitors are always welcome.

This Wednesday our Research Officer, John Stewart, will be showing you how to get the most out of using digitised newspapers on TROVE.

Many people think they know how to use TROVE and the digitised newspapers – you might be surprised at some of the helpful tips from John.

Our full meeting program is on our web site.

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No research rooms but LOTS of research resources

It is more than ten years since the Geelong Family History Group vacated its library and research centre however in that time access to Research resources has escalated.

For our meetings we have access to state of the art facilities in the meeting room at the Belmont Library – WiFi for interactive sessions using the data projection facilities.

It has also meant that our volunteers have been able to put their energy into making resources available online to our members and local history researchers.

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