New exciting Research option

The Geelong Family History Group now offers TWO options for paid Research.  Both options cost $20 ($10 for Members).  You can request either Research option or both.  Today we’re announcing the second and most exciting addition for people researching in the Geelong and District region.

For those not sure of the area this covers –  it is in Victoria, Australia.  The boundaries are not rigid but basically cover an arc from the Otways up to a little south of Ballarat, across to Werribee and all points to the south east of that area.  Many of the web sites, databases and indexes cover this area, others are more focussed on specific areas, and some are relevant to all of Victoria.

  1. Research Requests – the traditional research option
    A Research Request enables you to identify the type of information you are looking for.  Geelong Family History Group Research Officers have extensive research experience and have access to an incredible range of local family history resources including those previously available at our former library and research centre.  READ FULL DETAILS
  2. GFHG Research Files – the exciting new option
    The GFHG Research Files enable you to search 953 documents / manuscripts  books containing more than 121,000 scanned pages for a SURNAME or PLACE NAME or SUBJECT and you choose the TEN PAGES you want.  READ FULL DETAILS

Users should also check the Geelong and District Database.  This free to search database contains more than 1.7 million records, many of which came from the numerous indexes created by the Geelong Family History Group since 1981.

The GFHG Research Files Catalogue List gives information about the documents included in Option 2 – the GFHG Research Files.

The GFHG Research Files option has taken a full year to prepare – I had a vision of what it could provide but even I was overwhelmed with how well the whole project worked!

At some stages during the year my lounge / dining room floor was covered with boxes of documents – 3 tiers high.  I created a tunnel between the armchair and the television so I could actually sit down to watch it!  The main image is just a small quantity (perhaps 10%) of the documents scanned to create this project.

ENJOY!  It results are really amazing.

3 Responses

  1. Rita cooper

    How much to join as I have so much history and brick walls in Geelong and need some help as I live in qld now thanks Rita Cooper

    • GFHG Geelong

      Hi Rita – $10 joining fee, $20 per year membership subs, $8 per year for journal posting.

      Subs renew on 1st July BUT big bonus at this time of year – if you joint in the first 6 months of the year you get 18 months members – renewal not due until 1 July 2021

      And of course you get half price research fees.

      Lots of good reasons to join now!

      Regards … Susie Zada, GFHG Secretary

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