The Geelong Family History Group is typical of most Family History Societies in Australia and around the world – run by enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers. We think we’re special because we are THE Family History Group in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
The Geelong region is chock-a-block full of history and is the second largest immigration site in Victoria – only Melbourne was larger. Before and after the discovery of gold, Geelong (through Point Henry) was the mecca of immigrants and activity. Our region is literally a gold-mine for family history researchers. Our newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser, has been published continuously since it began in October 1840.
All of that and more are really good reasons to become a member of the Geelong Family History Group.
The BEST reason to become a member? We run on a financial year for membership – renewals of membership are due on July 1st each year. If you join NOW, you do not have to renew your membership until 1st July 2019 – that means you get FIVE months free membership. Join anytime between January and 1st July 2018 and you’ll get a number of months free – the earlier you join, the more months you get free.
Have a look at all the benefits of membership and join us now – you won’t regret it!
The Geelong & District Database which contains more than 1.7 MILLION records is full of hundreds of indexes compiled by the Geelong Family History Group since its formation in 1981, and many more recent indexes transcribed by volunteers from the Family History Group. The GFHG Research Officer has access to the source of these indexes and much more.
Is this a sales pitch? You bet it is! Apart from all of those benefits, your membership will help support our group well into the future and we think that is IMPORTANT.