Surf Coast Family History Group

Meetings for 2023

Updated 27-Nov-2023

Held on the 2nd Thursday in every month at 10am at Anglesea's History House.
Highlighted dates indicate changes from normal, or from previous dates.
Visitors very welcome. Please check back for any program changes.
No activities on Code Red or Extreme fire danger days for Central region.

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Date Program
We aim to have guest speakers on all topics requested.
Please send topics of interest or offers of presentations to Susan Clarke.
January Sorry - No meeting in January.
9 Feb Liz Rushen: 19th Century Immigration to Australia.
Mon 6 Mar
Outing to Forrest, combined with the Historical Society. Cost $15, includes transport and morning tea; lunch at own expense. Bookings: Susan 0438 070 560.
6 Apr John Stewart: TROVE - It's not just newspapers.
18 May Pam Jennings: What happened next?
Karl Jacklin: Family games of the past.
David Morris: How early families made a living.
8 Jun Carollyn Williams: Early pioneers and landowners in Torquay and district.
Thu 13 Jul
Mid-winter lunch with the Historical Society. Lorraine Smith: Journey of a Lost Manuscript. Venue: Anglesea Hotel. Cost: $25. Drinks at Bar prices. Bookings essential: 0438 070 560 or All welcome.
Thu 10 Aug
Surfcoast Family History Open Day. Come and talk to our friendly members and check out our family history resources! You can send us your family history questions in advance and we can start researching them for you before the day: just email us at:, or post to: P.O.Box 98, Anglesea Vic 3230. Free entry. All welcome. Location: History House, Anglesea.
21 Sep Excursion to movie at Waterland cinema: "Lion".
12 Oct Annual General Meeting. Plus member's stories.
9 Nov Pam Jennings: What happened next? Visitors welcome.
14 Dec Christmas Breakup and quiz. Kris Kringle.

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