Family History Group

10.00am Wednesday 3rd April

Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Road Balwyn (Melway 46 E8).


The April meeting will take place in the large meeting room of the Balwyn Library.

This will be a family history workshop on using the library’s resources like Ancestry for discovering ancestral information and building your family tree.  If you are new to this, you can learn the basics. If you are experienced, you can extend your searching, or help the novices.  You may prefer to start writing your own family’s story. 

If you have a tablet computer or a notebook, bring it – some extras will be provided; also bring specific personal details of your oldest known ancestor/s.   To use iPads or computers, you will need to bring your Boroondara library card.  You can park in the library carpark or in Talbot Avenue.  Spouses/partners are particularly welcome.

Please note that the Family History Group is now meeting on the first Wednesday of the month.  This change is to enable the Movie Group to use the third Tuesday when the rates are lower. 




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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