Geelong Hospital again features in the latest additions to the Geelong and District database with another index of an Annual Report – this time for 1910. I’d forgotten how much useful information was printed in these Annual Reports. They don’t include name of patients or inmates but the really useful section covers subscriptions. These were akin to our present day Medicare – public health! There are pages of names, usually grouped under employers, of employees who were covered by these contributions which entitled them to Subscription Tickets or Inpatients Tickets for medical care.
These lists are quite extensive and provide data not normally available from other sources. In addition to the many names listed and indexed, many are just initials. If you suspect your ancestor worked at a particular trade or on a particular property in the country in Geelong & District, have a look at the actual report as they may be listed by initials only. Could they be B.P., or J.K. who were butchers at the Geelong Freezing Works? Or perhaps A.G.P. or T.L.W. who worked for Hawkes Brothers?
Numerous other indexes from the Geelong Family History Group collection and our volunteers are also included.
We now have 1,439,222 records in the Geelong and District database. This is what’s been added since the last major update on 21 December:
- Geelong: Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum Annual Report 1910 – 2,776 entries
- Geelong: Infirmary & Benevolent Asylum Annual Report 1920 – 2,122 entries
- Geelong: Geelong Advertiser – Trades and Businesses 1840-1851 – 1,767 entries
- Geelong District: Names from the Geelong Times – 814 entries
- Geelong District: Geelong Times – Admissions to Geelong Hospital 1874 – 152 entries
- Geelong District: Geelong Court of Insolvency c1854-1933 [VPRS 815] – 83 entries
- Geelong District: select land files from various VPRS at PROV – 33 entries
And don’t forget to search again for your ancestors in the Geelong & District Database – they could have been in the last load of additions!