Anglesea and District Historical Society (Inc. A0009246F)

Surf Coast Family History Group

New 15 Sep 2015: Meetings, Fees.

Fees now due
Membership fees are now due. Now $20 for Historical component, and still $15 for Family History component. Please bring them to a meeting, post them to our Treasurer, or pay directly into our bank account ensuring you add your name as reference and preferably emailing our Treasurer.

Family Files Project
In co-operation with our parent Historical Society our group has started a new project to consolidate and make more accessible our information on early Anglesea and district families. There are two components: a new A3 filing cabinet organised alphabetically by family name, and a new family history database where for all the early local families we can consolidate most of our existing historical information such as their genealogical information, family links, the events in their lives, photographs, documents, and so on. If you would like to help us entering this information from our existing publications and records, please contact us at:

Our new Research Centre in Torquay
In co-operation with the Torquay Historical Society our family history group has set up a branch Research Centre based at their Torquay premises. This will particularly help with their research on early Torquay families.


Welcome to the Surf Coast Family History Group web pages. Whether you are a member of long standing, a new member, or someone who is just browsing, we hope that you will find these web pages useful. [ What's New ]

Our aim is to help our members research their family history. We are a non-profit organisation formed in 1999, staffed by volunteers, are an auspiced sub-group of the Anglesea and District Historical Society Inc, and a member society of the Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc. We also operate a Broadband for Seniors service sponsored by the Australian Government (open during research hours). New members are very welcome, so if you would like to join our friendly group, please print out the Membership Form and post it to our Treasurer (see our address below), or just call in to one of our friendly monthly meetings.


We meet on the second Thursday of every month except January at 10:00 am at Anglesea's History House (location below), with speakers on a variety of topics to suit the family historian. Please refer to our Meetings Programme. We'd be very interested to hear your story too, or your experiences with recording family history. Presentations or suggestions for presentations are very welcome: please contact our Programme Organiser, Jan Morris (below).


We publish a quarterly journal, the Inverlochy Log, with articles related to local family history. All its issues can be searched and accessed on line. Perhaps you'd like to add your own family history to it - new contributions are very welcome: please contact our Editor, Jan Morris (below).

Research Centre

Our library and research centre for members' use contains an extensive range of books, CD-ROMs, microfiche, and magazines, as well as Internet access. Experienced members are available on Library Days to help beginners. Visitors are very welcome.

Opening Hours:
Tuesdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm.
(Closed Tuesdays during School Holidays.)
Wednesdays: By appointment.
Saturdays: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm.

The following catalogues of our library are PDF files (100-200 KB each) which you can search for key words, or download to your PC for off-line searching. Our extensive CD-ROM and Australian fiche catalogues are in preparation and will be added to this page as soon as they are ready.
[ Books ] [ Periodicals ] [ Fiche (Overseas) ]

Contact Us

Enquiries: Email us at:, or contact one of our Officebearers below.

Location: History House, 5a McMillan St, Anglesea, Victoria.
(Entrance 4 of the Anglesea Community Precinct. Melway map 514 (was 196) E7).

Office Bearers for 2014-2015:

Chairperson Jan Morris (03) 5263-3085
Vice-Chairperson Vacant    
Secretary Susan Clarke 0438 070 560
Treasurer Christine Guerow (03) 5264-7602
Librarian Karl Jacklin 0412 619 219
Journal Editor Jan Morris As above As above
Committee Member Peter Matthews (03) 5263-1686
Committee Member Gwen Morgan (03) 5263-1865  
Committee Member Dulcie Quinlan (03) 5263-3017
Committee Member Marilyn Robinson (03) 5263-1338
Other Positions:      
Programme Organiser Jan Morris As above As above
Website Peter Matthews As above As above

Postal Address: Surf Coast Family History Group Inc., PO Box 98, Anglesea, Vic 3230, Australia.