The Colac & District Family History Group are running three free family history workshops. All welcome. Bookings essential. 13 July, 20 August and 26 October. Details.
Family Files Project
Our project in conjunction with the Historical Society to store our published information about early district families in a genealogical database is now well under way. Data entry for Stage 1 is now almost complete, and is moving into the proofreading phase. Our Pilot file was demonstrated at our Winter Feast in July 2018.
Our associated hard-copy Family File which gathers further documentation on local families is also constantly being added to. Any contributions you can make about your own family or others would be warmly welcomed.
Geelong Library Sessions The Geelong Library regularly runs sessions around its various branches of interest to family historians. Family History Sessions.
You can find more family history news in the News section of the latest edition of our journal, the Inverlochy Log.
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. 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 also offer the free Be Connected computer training sessions sponsored by the Australian Government (Sessions 1pm Tuesdays at History House - please phone Karl on 0412 619 219 to book in).
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, Susan Clarke (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, Pat Hughes (below).
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.
|Tuesdays:||10:30 am - 1:00 pm.
(Closed Tuesdays during School Holidays.)
|Saturdays:||10:30 am - 1:00 pm.|
Your queries about Anglesea and district's history, early families or houses are very welcome. If actual research is required, there is an up-front charge of $10 for up to an hour of our research, and then $10/hour after that if further research on the topic is requested. Written reports can be provided, possibly also with photographs if available.
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) ]
Enquiries: Email us at: email@example.com, or contact one of our Officebearers below.
Location: History House, 5a McMillan St, Anglesea,
(Entrance 4 of the Anglesea Community Precinct. Melway map 514 (was 196) E7).
Office Bearers for 2018-2019:
|Chairperson||Jan Morris||0448 526 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice-Chairperson||Pat Hughes||0422 468 email@example.com|
|Secretary||Susan Clarke||0438 070 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Christine Guerow||(03) email@example.com|
|Librarian||Karl Jacklin||0412 619 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Journal Editor||Pat Hughes||As above||As above|
|Committee Member||Peter Matthews||(03) email@example.com|
|Committee Member||Gwen Morgan||(03) 5263-1865|
|Committee Member||Marilyn Robinson||(03) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Programme Organiser||Susan Clarke||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.
Facebook (Historical Soc.): https://www.facebook.com/Anglesea-District-Historical-Society-396007220817907/