Family History Group

9.30am, Tuesday February 20th

Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road Balwyn (Melway 46 F8)

Today, our guest speaker will be Wendy Brown from the AIGS (Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies). AIGS is an organisation that assists family historians in their investigations, with numerous facilities available, including access at their Blackburn headquarters to Ancestry and Findmypast. They also have special interest groups and lecture series.

As usual, the first part of our meeting will be members relating their various stories.

All members, particularly new ones, are most welcome. This welcome applies to partners and friends.

The Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

At “home” meetings, which are held at the Balwyn Baptist Church, members discuss their genealogical research and listen to guest speakers.

However, every second month, members visit relevant places of interest, e.g., historical societies, libraries, museums, etc.

In addition to the research discussions, members also make presentations about their family history and those presentations are always thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.

The Group also  hosts the “start-of-year” lunch at the RACV Club in Melbourne and the “Christmas in July” mid-year lunch, and has visited the Living Legends and Woodlands Estate at Greenvale, the MCG and National Sports Museum, Rupertswood (the historic house in Sunbury), Westgarthtown, the Immigration Museum,  Boroondara and Springvale Cemeteries, Schramm’s Cottage in Doncaster, Williamstown and the Percy Grainger Museum.

All members, partners and friends are always welcome to JOIN US.

Click here to view the Group’s photo gallery at

Click here for a selected list of useful Internet sites related to Family History research.

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