The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc. was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. This move was perceived as making a distinction between local history and family history research.
The inaugural committee consisted of: Chairman Keith Rash, Senior Vice-President Alan Howard, Junior Vice-President Graeme Beanland and Honorary Secretary Lois Reynolds.
Meetings were then held in the Tippett Library, School of Mines, Lydiard St Sth, Ballarat. These days meetings are held in the meeting room of Ballarat Central Library at 178 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat 3350.
Please note that the Society's postal address is Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Inc, PO Box Bakery Hill Mail Centre, Victoria, Australia 3354
Ballarat Group The Genealogical Society of Victoria Newsletter No 1 [Provided by Trina Jones]
The Society meets monthly (December & January excluded)
The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy.
Members may be available at the library to assist other members and newcomers.
The Ballarat and District Genealogical Society Inc. collection is housed at the Australiana room Ballarat Central library.
Friday 9.30am - 7pm
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm
Sunday 1.15pm - 4pm
Collection includes: Family histories, references assisting local research, local histories, cemetery records, birth marriage and death records, computer access, electoral rolls, interstate records, directories.
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Phone: Secretary 0467 241 352