Category Archives: Family History Research

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 – 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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Additions to the GFHG web site

Now that we have all the basics on our new Geelong Family History Group web site we’ve been able to start working on some important additions. Pivot Tree: we’ve added procedures and closing dates for submitting articles to our Geelong … Continue reading

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1849 Land Purchase document

I just love it when other Societies share their collection when it isn’t relevant to their own region. That’s what happened today – I received an SMS that there was mail in our (Geelong Family History Group) Post Office Box … Continue reading

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Geelong Heritage Centre – this weekend

A great opportunity for locals and out-of-towners to research at the Geelong Heritage Centre this weekend. As part of the Word for Word Festival the Heritage Centre will be open Saturday AND Sunday this weekend. SATURDAY: 10am – 5pm SUNDAY: … Continue reading

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Can you identify this building?

This image was in the Geelong Family History collection – it had a note on the back that said ‘This may be Little River’. Have you seen this building before?  Any ideas where it was?  Does it still exist? Tell … Continue reading

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GFHG news and events

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