Anglesea and District Historical Society (Inc. A0009246F)

Surf Coast Family History Group

New 12 Feb 2015: Officebearers; news items.

Pat Hughes eases off
Pat Hughes has handed over her positions as Journal Editor and Program Organiser to Jan Morris because of her weakening health. We owe Pat a huge debt of gratitude for her work in these two positions over many years. Thanks Pat! And thanks Jan!

Family History Survey
Emma Shaw, a PhD candidate from the University of Newcastle, is doing a national survey of why people do family history and what they learn. It's an online form and takes about 30 minutes. If you would like to participate, please go to the website at: http://hermes-history.net/fhr/

New PROV files available
PROV (Victorian Public Records Office) has recently released many new Victorian records. You can find details at: http://prov.vic.gov.au/blog-only/section-9-files-now-open-for-viewing

Our new Research Centre soon in Torquay
In co-operation with the Torquay Historical Society our family history group will be setting up a branch Research Centre based at their premises in Torquay. Stay tuned for more details as this new facility comes into operation.

Welcome

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.

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).

Journal

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 Library

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.

Catalogues:
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: surfcoastfh@gmail.com, 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 davejanmorris@bigpond.com
Vice-Chairperson Vacant    
Secretary Susan Clarke 0438 070 560 susanclarke3230@hotmail.com
Treasurer Christine Guerow (03) 5264-7602 chrisguerow@gmail.com
Librarian Vacant    
Journal Editor Jan Morris As above As above
Committee Member Peter Matthews (03) 5263-1686 matthews@melbpc.org.au
Committee Member Gwen Morgan (03) 5263-1865  
Committee Member Dulcie Quinlan (03) 5263-3017 dulcieq@bigpond.com
Committee Member Marilyn Robinson (03) 5263-1338 mazza2paint@hotmail.com
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.

Email: surfcoastfh@gmail.com

Web: http://vicnet.net.au/~angen/fh_home.htm