Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum: Annual Reports

The Annual Reports of the Geelong Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum are being indexed by volunteers for the Geelong region.  The report for 1877 has just been added to the Geelong & District Database.  This makes a total of 28 Annual Reports indexed to-date.

Full digital copies of the reports from 1852-1922 are all available for download from the Geelong Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum web site.  You can also see which have been indexed – or even better you can volunteer to assist with the indexing!

The Annual Reports do NOT include lists of patients, however they include information about the staff and progress of the hospital and for family historians they include comprehensive lists of subscribers.  The subscription lists expand over the years to include employees of companies and inhabitants of small towns / communities making donations to the organisation and thus entitling the subscribers to medical services – similar to Medicare today.

A timeline history of this institution can be found on the Geelong Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum web site and a link is provided to two other important sites when searching for your ancestors:

The Annual Reports were digitised and provided to our Geelong & District web site by Geelong Hospital librarian Stephen Due who was also responsible for creating the wonderful Australian Medical Pioneers Index.

Christ Church, Geelong – Burial Register 1863-1902

The card index of the Christ Church [Church of England] Burial Register, Book 2 [27 Aug 1863 - 20 Jan 1902] has been added to the Geelong & District Database.

We have combined all details from the card index with comments and family history data added from the corresponding entries for Geelong Eastern Cemetery [contributed by Pam Jennings].  The new index contains 3,408 entries of people who appeared in the Christ Church burial register and were then buried in the Geelong Eastern Cemetery.  Not all burials were in the Church of England Section at the cemetery – there are burials in all denominational sections and of course some are listed as “unknown location”.

The importance of this card index from the burial register is that they include many death dates which don’t appear in the Geelong Cemeteries Trust on-line database.  The new index also combines data from different sources providing the best combination for family history researchers.  Details of the contents can be found on the Potpourri Database page for this index.

The card index was transcribed with permission from the Genealogical Society of Victoria and the new combined database will also soon be available in the GSV members’ databases [LINX AUS and GIN]

From Native Creek to Teesdale 1837-1900

The index of this new book has been added to the Geelong & District Database.

From Native Creek to Teesdale 1837-1900 was written and published by Dianne Hughes.  The index contains 2,360 entries of people, places, organisations and subjects relating to the the town of Teesdale, formerly known as Native Creek.

The book was launched on 2nd April 2011 – copies are available from the Geelong Family History Group.

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