Category Archives: Local History

2018 Victorian Community History Awards

Join us in congratulating our local Geelong and District winners! Don’t know who they are?  Read this!

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Still time to book for Thursday 30th August 2018 at 1.00 pm

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National Family History Month in Geelong Closing ceremony

The closing ceremony for National Family History Month August 2018 is being sponsored by the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and co-hosted by the Geelong Heritage Centre and the Geelong Family History Group. See all details in the NFHM Closing … Continue reading

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National Family History Month in Geelong

Start your family history journey at the Dome. New to family history?  Need some help getting started? During National Family History Month, August, members of the Geelong Family History Group will be available in the Heritage Centre to assist visitors with family … Continue reading

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From Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont. Visitors are always welcome. This Wednesday Max Beck will be talking … Continue reading

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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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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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