Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College
In 1854 ‘Friends of the National Movement’ opened a subscription list and asked the National Board for a land grant to establish a school ‘opposed to labelling children according to the religion beliefs of their parents’. Prime movers, Dr Thomson, … Continued
Important news from Vic Registry of BDMs
We now have direct contact with senior management at the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. To keep abreast of the current and changing status of the Vic BDM website and searches, follow the VAFHO (Victorian Association of Family … Continued
FamilySearch – getting the most out of it
I’m sure that you’ll learn something about FamilySearch that you didn’t know before. Come along to this FREE talk provided by Kings Funerals. You may be surprised just how much FamilySearch can help you with your family history research whether … Continued
Congratulations to our locals!
What a great day yesterday (8 October 2018) – the Victorian Community History Awards were held at the Pavilion, the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Jennifer Bantow (pictured) and Ros Lewis won the Judges’ Special Prize for their magnificent publication Barro-abil. Our … Continued
Immigration to Minor Victorian ports in the 1800s
It’s in Geelong today – it’s cold and it’s windy – why not get warm and learn something about immigration to Minor (Inter-Coastal) ports in Victoria? This FREE talk covers Western and Eastern Victoria. It’s not easy finding your ancestors … Continued
National Family History Events in Geelong
We’re being spoilt this year with a number of Geelong events for NFHM August 2018. A major one is the Closing Ceremony for Australia being held at The Dome in Geelong. Sponsored by the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre and … Continued
DNA Testing for Family History: Basics and Examples
Don’t miss out – ONLY 38 places available for this event! Due to the expected popularity of this Geelong Family History Group Meeting on Wednesday 25th July we have opened up bookings via Eventbrite. GFHG Members who added their names … Continued
Will we see you there?
I can’t guarantee that you’ll see the hounds and horses of the Hamilton Hunt Club but you’ll certainly enjoy all that is on offer at the VAFHO (Victorian Association of Family History Organisation) 2019 Expo. Make sure you add it … Continued
Why you should hear it live!
Sitting here quietly reading an article I wrote for the most recent edition of Geelong Coast magazine on Point Henry … a subject I know really well. Not surprisingly I choked on the peanuts I was munching on before I got … Continued
A daytime talk: Midwives, Nurses and Female Ancestors
Midwives and Nurses are a great way to track down female ancestors and family – you might be surprised at how many were involved in one or both of these occupations. You could find them in various references, certificates, and … Continued