Family History Group

9.30am Tuesday 17th September

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

The Christmas in July lunch was the ‘August activity’ for the Group.  The September meeting will be a home meeting. Details will be provided at the August General Meeting and in the September Bulletin.

Nine members and Greg Moore’s wife Catherine visited the Jewish Holocaust Centre and Museum for the Group’s July outing. After an introductory presentation, two descendants of survivors led us on a tour of the museum. After the tour, we were privileged to meet 93-year-old Sara Saaroni OAM, who told us how she survived the Holocaust as a teenager in Poland and Germany.


The Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except December.

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.

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

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