Family History Group
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month, except December.
During the COVID19 lockdown, meetings are held as ZOOM Meetings.
Meeting ID: 869 4239 7905 Password: Probus
At “home” meetings, which are held at the Balwyn Baptist Church, 517 Whitehorse Road Balwyn and commence at 9.30am, 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!
The following is a selected list of useful Family History Internet sites (with thanks to Kew Library).
How to begin and record keeping
Australian Historical Records
Australian Births Deaths and Marriages Registries
Australian War Memorial
National Archives Australia
Australian Dictionary of Biography
National Library of Australia: Digitised Newspapers
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