Syllabus for General Meetings – 2021 & 2022

COVID limitations:

  • You must be DOUBLE VAXXINATED;
  • MASKS must be worn;
  • NUMBERS are limited;
  • BOOKINGS are essential.

Members will be notified via our Notice of Meeting newsletters, otherwise use our Contact Us form for enquiries.

Time: 7.30 p.m. – 4th Wednesday in month [except Public Holidays when it is on 3rd or 5th Wednesday in the month].
Visitors are welcome.
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Belmont Library
163 High Street
[Belmont] Geelong, Victoria 3216There is ample free parking at the side of the library – enter off Roslyn Road.
Map: Showing location of Library
Date Speaker Subject
27th Jan John STEWART Getting the best out of newspapers using TROVE
24th Feb Chris ELMORE, International Settlers Group The Changing borders of Europe and how this impacts on family history research.
31st Mar Colin MOCKETT Another history of Geelong
NOTE: – 5th Wednesday of the month
28th Apr Roy HAY ‘Scots wha hae’ made Australian football ‘for guid or ill’
26th May Prof Hamish MAXWELL-STEWART History on the Run: Mapping convict absconding patterns and State reactions
23rd Jun Susie ZADA You can’t research Irish ancestors – all the records have been destroyed!
28th Jul Jill WHEELER Linton and District resources for Family History research
25th Aug Carmen QUICK GFHG AGM plus speaker – State Library of Victoria resources for Family History research
22nd Sep Jennifer BURRELL Ballarat and District resources for Family History research
27th Oct Dr David ROWE Some surprises from the Greater Geelong Thematic History.
24th Nov Members’ Christmas night Jennifer BANTOW – Getting to the end of the line
Jen BAXTER – Irish eyes are smiling
Judith OKE – When is a Smith not a Smith – uncovering a family mystery

Short presentations from our members.

22nd Dec No meeting
Date Speaker Subject
19th Jan Susie Zada Researching Land in Victoria, Part 1 – TORRENS Title
NOTE: 3rd Wednesday due to Australia Day
23rd Feb Colin MOCKETT Strength & Grace: strong women who shaped Geelong.
23rd Mar Susie ZADA Researching Land in Victoria, Part 2 – OLD Title
27th Apr Michael RUMPFF German Research
25th May John STEWART TROVE – it’s not just newspapers
22nd Jun TBA TBA.
27th Jul TBA TBA.
24th Aug TBA GFHG AGM plus speaker – TBA
28th Sep TBA TBA
26th Oct TBA TBA.
23rd Nov Multiple speakers Short presentations from members followed by supper – please bring a plate.
28th Dec No meeting