Author Archives: GFHG Geelong

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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A daytime talk – female ancestors – midwives and nurses

For those members unable to get to our meetings at night, you can come to a free talk on researching female ancestors, particularly Midwives and Nurses on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 at 1.00 pm at Newcomb. Full details can be … Continue reading

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Searching for records on PROV website

Some people have struggled with the changes to the PROV (Public Record Office Victoria) website – help is at hand. The blog might refer to searching for Yarrawonga but it could easily be Geelong or Gippsland – just follow these … Continue reading

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GFHG going to VAFHO Family History Expo in Sale, April, 2018

The Geelong Family History Group will be an exhibitor at the VAFHO Family History Expo in April. Have a look at the options for getting there by train. Of course another option from Geelong is to catch the ferry across … Continue reading

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A daytime talk – Point Henry

For those members unable to get to our meetings at night, you can come to a free talk on Point Henry on Wednesday 21st February, 2018 at 1.00 pm at Newcomb. Full details can be found on the Geelong and … Continue reading

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Australia Will Be There

We have received an invitation from Deakin University: The Shrine of Remembrance Trustees and Deakin University Library are pleased to invite you to attend the launch of Australia Will Be There, the centenary touring exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance. … Continue reading

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GFHG – how to get FREE months of membership

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. … Continue reading

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GFHG Speaker Program

The Geelong Family History Group has put together an excellent program of speakers for 2018 and 2019. To restore a document like the one in this photo you would definitely be commissioning an expert conservator, however for the everyday care … Continue reading

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Belmont, Geelong – our spiritual home

The Belmont Library meeting room has been the venue for Geelong Family History Group meetings since August 2013 – long enough for us to call it our ‘spiritual’ home.  Technically the library is on High Street however most of us … Continue reading

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