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To become a member of our Society you are invited to fill out a membership request form and pay $25.00 which consists of an initial $5.00 joining fee and $20.00 annual membership fee for a single membership and $25.00 per year for a family membership.
This will entitle you to receive copies of our "Golden Links" newsletter which is published four times a year, fiche hire for local members, and access to the many wonderful genealogical resources we have accumulated over the years. It also enables you to access our genealogical records which are held at the North Central Goldfields Library. Self research is free but volunteer researchers are available to help for a fee which is detailed in our Research link.
A print friendly
membership application form can be sent to the Society with the appropriate
level of payment.
Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month (except December & January) at 7.30 pm. Venue for meetings is the Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church Hall, Church Street Kangaroo Flat. There is parking available.
Visitors are very welcome at our meetings also.
We have guest speakers during the year and nights where members can ask questions about their own genealogical problems
MEETINGS & SPEAKERS COMING UP
January - No Meeting
February - Business Meeting
March - An Ordinary Life with Barbara Watson
April - Petitions of the People with Michele Matthews
May - 150 years of the Railway from
with Esma Turner
June - Heinrich Munzel model staircase with June Dorman
July - Annual General Meeting
August - Specimen Cottage and the Brierley Family with Barbara Poustie
September - Digitised Newspapers with Joy Roy
October - Northern District
November - Christmas Meeting
December - No meeting
The Society's records are accessible at the following location - Goldfields Research Centre, 1st Floor, Bendigo Library Building, 259 Hargreaves Street every Monday from 11 am until 3 pm (except Public Holidays).
Assistance will be available at that time to provide access to society records and to assist with information to family historians and researchers.
The Society will also undertake local research for those who are unable to visit the library in person. Contact the address above to request research from one of our volunteer researchers and remember to always enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with any correspondence to the Society. Fees are charged at thirty dollars ($30) for up to two hours of research - plus costs for photocopying, microfilm hire, printouts etc. Payment must be included with the research request. All research is done by volunteers and any funds raised assist the society to purchase new records for the benefit of all researchers.
The Research Process Explained:
payment is received we will investigate either your specific queries or start
at the beginning and check all records we use. We hold lots of records
We do many hours of ongoing research and mail the information to you. If there is an excessive amount of photocopying we may request a further payment to cover this as we have to pay the library for the use of their photocopier. However, if we are unable to find anything or very little we will refund all or some of your payment.
We then keep the information we have researched for you on file and it is then available to future people who may be researching your names too. Many times we have put people in touch with other researchers of their own trees.
Our research people do so much more work than you would realise to help you in your search for information. Please feel confident that everything possible is done by our volunteers to supply you with any relevant information we may have in our library.
funds raised from your payments for our research, assist us with obtaining
further records and to produce indexes etc. for easy access of family details
Payment may be either by cheque or money order made payable to BRGS at our PO Box.
Please do not email and request research through the email contact provided, as this contact is an administrative email contact and not for general research queries.
requests must be made to the address above or you can print and complete the
Research Request Form
Research Request Form
Listed here is the work of the Society and individual members which is available for purchase.
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Last updated: 3rd August 2013