Category Archives: Family history

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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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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Back when it began … 1981 !

What began?  The Geelong Family History Group!  It actually started in 1980 and was officially formed in 1981. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve said that family history groups and local historical societies are the worst at recording and … 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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