P.O. BOX 1049
VIC. 3552.



Welcome to the Home Page of the Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society. For your interest you will find here details of our meetings, library duty hours, research services and membership fees to join the group.



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.

Membership Application


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











January - No Meeting


February - Business Meeting


March - Max Blume - Blume Name


April - Betty Jackman - Box Brownie Mystery


May - Members Night - Work of Yesteryear


June - Rob Lloyd - A visit to Cornwall


July - Annual General Meeting


August - Darren Wright - Chinese Research


September - Joy Roy - Family Tree Maker


October - Members Night - Stories


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:

Once 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 pertaining to Bendigo and its suburbs and a little about surrounding country areas.


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.


The 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 in Bendigo and district.


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.


All research requests must be made to the address above or you can print and complete the Research Request Form

Research Request Form


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Whroo Cemetery Internment List


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Society of Australian Genealogists


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Cornish Association of Victoria


South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society


Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc



Western Australian Genealogical Society


Australian Mailing Lists


Vic.PRO Home Page


Australian Family Tree Connections


Australian Libraries Gateway


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Australian War Memorial


Gould Books


Australian Family History Compendium


Tall Trees


Macbeth Genealogical Services


Cyndi's List - Australia


Victorian GUM Inc.


Australian Archives Record Search


Archives Around Australia


Victorian Department of Justice


N.S.W. Registry Office


Tasmanian Registry Office


Western Australia Justice Dpt


South Australian Registry Office


New Zealand Registrar General


LDS Family Search Genealogical Service


UK Census Records Online


Scots Origins


1901 UK Census


Cornwall Family History Society


National Archives of Ireland


United States Vital Records Information


BDM Certificates - UK

Other Links

Family Tree Maker Online


The Olive Tree Genealogy Home Page


Cyndi's Genealogy Sites on the Internet


Legacy Family Tree Software - Free Download


National Archives Ireland-Transportation Records


Genuki England



Publications for Sale

Listed here is the work of the Society and individual members which is available for purchase.

Indexes available for searching

Personal Notices from Bendigo Advertiser


Inquests, Obituaries, Fatal Accidents etc. Index


Mayors of Bendigo 1856-2001


Bendigo Hospital Admissions




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Last updated: 3rdFebruary 2015