Syllabus for General Meetings – 2020 & 2021 – seeBusiness as Usual – well close for updates

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.
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Date Speaker Subject
22nd Jan Susie ZADA Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum records – an absolute treasure trove
26th Feb Dr Liz RUSHEN Marshalltown and the MARSHALL Family
25th Mar Colin MOCKETT A Condensed History of Geelong
22nd Apr Geelong Cemeteries Trust The present and the future
27th May Colac & District FHG Colac resources for Family History research
24th Jun John STEWART Searching for Wills and Probates in Australasia online.
22nd Jul Col HUTCHINSON Connewarre District History
26th Aug Michael KING GFHG AGM plus speaker – Michael KING – The History of Undertakers and Funeral Directors in Geelong
23rd Sep Louise COAKLEY Practical Tips for Working with Speculative Trees – DNA and non-DNA
28th Oct Lorraine SMITH Author of Journey of a Lost Manuscript – signed copies of her book will be available for purchase at the meeting.
25th Nov Member’s Christmas night Cheryl BAULCHPages from My Album
Kerry COOPER – Henry George
HOLLAND: exploring a Convict’s origin
Irene MORGANAre we really O’Keeffes?
Carollyn WILLIAMS – Grave Mysteries
Short presentations from members followed by supper – please bring a plate – so YOU have something to eat during our Christmas Zoom meeting
23rd Dec No meeting


Date Speaker Subject
27th Jan John STEWART Getting the best out of newspapers using TROVE
24th Feb Michael RUMPFF, Chair, International Settlers Group The How, When, Where and Why of German Research.
31st Mar Colin MOCKETT Another history of Geelong
NOTE: – 5th Wednesday of the month
28th Apr Roy Hay Sporting history theme
26th May Susie ZADA You can’t research Irish ancestors – all the records have been destroyed!
23rd Jun TBA TBA
28th Jul Jill WHEELER Linton and District resources for Family History research
25th Aug TBA GFHG AGM plus speaker -TBA
22nd Sep TBA TBA
27th Oct Dr David ROWE Some surprises from the Greater Geelong Thematic History.
24th Nov Multiple speakers Short presentations from members followed by supper – please bring a plate.
22rd Dec No meeting