Anglesea and District Historical Society

Surf Coast Family History Group

New 19 Mar 2018: Meetings updated.

Broadband for Seniors now replaced by Be Connected
We have transitioned from the Commonwealth Govt's Broadband for Seniors service (discontinued 30 Sept 2017) to their new Be Connected service. Our free sessions are on Tuesdays at 1:00pm at History House. Please phone Karl on 0412 619 219 to book in.

Facebook page
Our parent Historical Society now has a public Facebook page showing the latest happenings. And you can view it without joining Facebook! - just resist their invitations to join - click "Not Now".

Family Files Project
Our project in conjunction with the Historical Society to store our information about early district families in a genealogical database is now well under way. Data entry for Stage 1 is now almost complete, and our Pilot file will soon be demonstrated after testing by researchers.

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.

More News
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 service 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, 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 2017-2018:

Chairperson Jan Morris (03) 5263-3085
Vice-Chairperson Pat Hughes 0422 468 462
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.



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