Category Archives: Family History Research

Business as usual – well close!

The Geelong Family History Group has been a ‘virtual’ / online family history group since we closed our Research rooms and Library in 2006.  APART from our Monthly meetings everything we have done since then was online.  That’s why I … Continue reading

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DNA in Focus – and in Plain English

DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is more commonly referred to as Genetic Genealogy.  And if you can’t remember, or pronounce, the full meaning of DNA, it won’t impede your ability to doing DNA research. Thinking of taking a DNA test? Already … Continue reading

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New exciting Research option

The Geelong Family History Group now offers TWO options for paid Research.  Both options cost $20 ($10 for Members).  You can request either Research option or both.  Today we’re announcing the second and most exciting addition for people researching in the … Continue reading

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GFHG Members’ Surnames of Interest

Members of the Geelong Family History Group have submitted their Surnames of Interest. People who may be researching the same families can contact GFHG Members – read the details.

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NSW Research Seminar – Sunday 27th October 2019

The Geelong Family History Group are holding a NSW Research Seminar: When: Sunday 27th October 2019, 10.00 – 4.00 pm Where: Meeting Room, Waurn Ponds Library, 230 Pioneer Rd, Waurn Ponds. [NOTE: correct street number] Cost: $15.00 per person ($10.00 … Continue reading

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Don’t miss this!

Happy National Family History Month!  The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria has just announced a terrific gift for ALL family history researchers for NFHM! Click on the image at the right to find out more!

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Reminder – important news

Just a reminder to all Geelong Family History Group members and followers – here are two blogs that you really need to read and absorb! These are both REALLY important: Update on the changes and improvements to the Registry of … Continue reading

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Important news from Vic Registry of BDMs

We now have direct contact with senior management at the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. To keep abreast of the current and changing status of the Vic BDM website and searches, follow the VAFHO (Victorian Association of Family … Continue reading

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Update your diaries for 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a great year for family history researchers – both in Geelong and further afield. Pull out your diaries (and for those relying on their phone or computer diary, open up your diaries) and make … Continue reading

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Can’t find your ancestor arriving?

The more I looked at the latest Emigration records out of the UK from TheGenealogist™ the more useful bits I found – not surprisingly this blog has grown considerably since it was first started but persevere and hopefully you’ll find … Continue reading

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