Syllabus for General Meetings – 2022 & 2023

At this stage, and in fairness to our members, we need to limit our on-line meetings and in-person meetings to our financial members only.

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].

Scroll down for details.

Location:

 

Parking:

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

2022

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

Kate FOLLINGTON, Public Record Office Victoria 

Become a Mapwarper! And discover other state records.  ***** See below

27th Apr

Michael RUMPFF

German Research

25th May

John STEWART

TROVE – it’s not just newspapers

22nd Jun

MyHeritage

French Research and MyHeritage

27th Jul

Cheryl BAULCH

 

 

 

 

Resources from Torquay Historical Society, Anglesea (Surf Coast), Lorne, Winchelsea, Mount Duneed, and Museum Without Walls for Family History research.


SAVING FAMILY STORIES – SPECIAL exciting launch with the Belmont Library BEFORE our Monthly Meeting – you must RSVP direct to Belmont Library invitation for this event.

24th Aug

Nicholas HAMS

GFHG AGM plus speaker – National Archives of Australia – Finding Families

28th Sep

Carollyn WILLIAMS

Early Pioneers and Landowners in Torquay & District

26th Oct

Shannon SUTTON

Australian War Memorial resources for Family History research

23rd Nov

Members’ Christmas night

#1 Marg FREWIN
#2 TBA
#3 Susie ZADA

Short presentations from members.

#1 Copyright for Family History
#2 TBA
#3 Warping Geelong in 1854

28th Dec

No meeting

 

***** – Map nerds alert! The Historic Maps and Plans collection and Parish Plans of Victoria have been digitised and can be downloaded for free. This talk will show you how find the various types of plans from 1830s onwards, and how you can help to overlay the maps on a digital map of today.
This is a discovery talk not a deep dive research lesson.
Kate will also run through how to navigate Public Record Office Victoria’s new catalogue.

Date

Speaker

Subject

2023

25th Jan

Susie ZADA

Researching Land in Victoria, Part 2 – OLD Title

22nd Feb

Colin MOCKETT

Another part of local history

22nd Mar

John STEWART

Family History for Starters, “Do Overs” and Brick Walls – Part 1

26th Apr

GFHG Research Officers and others

Your chance to ask for Research advice – prepare your questions – a full session of Research Q & A – not restricted to Geelong region.  No guarantees that we can answer them all, but with the combined efforts of everyone we’ll have a really good crack.

Questions can be sent in advance to geelongfhg@gmail.com clearly titled GFHG April Meeting question

24th May

Chris GANLY

The racecourses of Geelong region

28th Jun

TBA

TBA

26th Jul

John STEWART

Family History for Starters, “Do Overs” and Brick Walls – Part 2

23rd Aug

TBA

GFHG AGM plus speaker – TBA

27th Sep

TBA

TBA

25th Oct

TBA

TBA

22nd Nov

Members’ Christmas night

Short presentations from members.

27th Dec

No meeting