Can you help with this image?
Can you help identify this photo? It was left in Geelong and we are trying to work out who it is and if possible locate descendants of the family. In its frame, it is 60 cm high and 45 … Continued
Are we allowed to have this much fun?
Sometimes you are taught how to use a new feature online and you end up having so much fun. AND you learn new things. AND it just keeps on getting better! Have you used the PROV (Public Record Office) MapWarper? … Continued
Geelong Infirmary and WDYTYA
Records of the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum were a crucial source used for the Who Do You Think You Are episode featuring Grant Denyer on 13 July 2021. But, if you watched that episode you won’t have heard any … Continued
Significance of the Ocean Grove Corner Store
The iconic Ocean Grove Corner Store has been a focal point for residents and visitors to Ocean Grove for more than 100 years and was probably responsible for the location of the central Ocean Grove shopping centre today. The original … Continued
Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company employees
If you are researching someone who worked for the Geelong and Melbourne Railway Company you will discover that it isn’t easy to find lists of employees. Why is it difficult to find a list of employees? The Geelong and Melbourne … Continued
The Development of Libraries in the Colony of Victoria
Dr Peter Mansfield OAM is a historian, author and librarian who lives and works in Geelong. In January 2018 he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM). Community Service: Peter has provided more than 35 years’ service to historical … Continued
Ocean Grove Chalet – Shire of Bellarine Centenary celebrations
Friday 12 November 1965 – the day-long celebrations commemorating the Centenary of the Shire of Bellarine ended at the Ocean Grove Chalet when Sir Rohan and Lady Delacombe departed for Melbourne. These tables laid out for a meal were not … Continued
Hot off the press!
Discounted certificates for the month of March To say thank you to our valued family historians, the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria (BDM Victoria) are offering downloadable uncertified historical certificates for $20 each for the entire month of March. This is a … Continued
DNA in Focus – and in Plain English
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is more commonly referred to as Genetic Genealogy. And if you can’t remember, or pronounce, the full meaning of DNA, it won’t impede your ability to doing DNA research. Thinking of taking a DNA test? Already … Continued
Amazing Treasure Trove of Records
The foundation stone of the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum was laid in 1850 and officially opened on 23 April 1852. The records for both the Infirmary (Hospital) and Benevolent Asylum contain information that is an absolute gold-mine for family … Continued