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Welcome to the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society in the Goldfields Region of Central Victoria, Australia
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If you have any membership queries or newsletter items visit our Contacts page. Use our Research Service, Help Wanted or Names pages for research queries. Links to Ballarat visitor information, travel, etc., on the right of this page.

View a Ballarat Timeline, read some advice on getting started in family history, find a map on Google Maps, or visit other societies.

1891 Petition The Society is working on the identification of the names of those from the Ballarat area who signed the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition. Go to the 1891 Petition Project.

Library Collection The Ballarat and District Genealogical Society's entire library collection catalogue is now accessible and searchable on-line on the Ballarat Central Library or direct from the link - B&DGS Library Collection

Notice Board
  • B&DGS Next Meeting
  • 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition (Project 2009->)
  • Ballarat Family Names (links to external webpages)
  • Ballarat Petitions 1860-1866 (CD Order Form - Jan 2011)
  • Ballarat East Petty Sessions Index (CD or Microfiche)
  • Ballarat East Rate Books Index (New CD - May 2010)
  • Diaries, Letters & Journals (Ballarat connections)
  • Victorian Mining Accident Index (Dave Evans 2006)

  • Cemeteries
  • Ballarat Cemeteries Index CD (released 29th Oct 2006)
  • Ballarat District Cemeteries Index (9.9 MB XLS file from BDGS)
  • Ballan Old Cemetery (330.8 PDF L S & G Reynolds)
  • Creswick Cemetery Transcriptions (156 KB XLS file)
  • Linton Cemetery 1860-1880 (27.1KB HTML Di Hughes)
  • Pitfield Cemetery (Cape Clear) 1856-1871 (41.1 KB HTML Di Hughes)
  • Ballarat Tourism Information
  • Ballarat Map Link (

  • Link Newsletter & files (for downloading)
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  • Aug 2011 May 2011 Nov 2010
  • May 2009 Feb 2009
  • Nov 2008 Aug 2008 May 2008 Feb 2008
  • Nov 2007 Aug 2007 May 2007 Feb 2007
  • Nov 2006 Aug 2006 May 2006 Feb 2006
  • Nov 2005 Aug 2005 May 2005 Feb 2005 Nov 2004

  • Applications for Residence & Business & Claims 1871-1914
  • Ballarat Banking Company 1921-1924
  • Ballarat Courier Personal Notices 1877-79 (Aug 2009)
  • Ballarat Courier Personal Notices 1880 (Nov 2011)
  • Ballarat District Telephone Exchanges 1940
  • Ballarat Divorce Records 1890-1924
  • Buninyong School Register 1850
  • Creswick-Franklin Electoral Division 1876
  • DENNIS Family Story
  • Farmers Wives & Daughters Petition 1873
  • Landsborough School A-D, D-G, H-L, M-O, P-S, T-Z
  • Mount Clear P.S. 1905-1952
  • Stock Brands Book 1855-1870 (XLS file)
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  • Advice on Getting Started in Family History
  • 1853 Bendigo Goldfields Petition
  • Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial Ballarat
  • Avenue of Honour Ballarat WW1
  • Ballarat Sturt Street Statues & Coffee Walk
  • Eureka Uprising Links
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  • Find & Connect Family Tracing
  • Vanish Victorian Adoption Network
  • Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
    Mail: PO Box 1809 Bakery Hill Mail Centre, Victoria 3354 Australia
    Research queries :

    Visiting Ballarat? Our Genealogical Resource Collection is housed in
    the Australiana Research Room of Ballarat Central Library

    Visit the Library Website or Search the Library Collection
    The following websites may be of interest...
    PROV Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room (Map available)
    Ballarat Visitor Information ; Ballarat Accommodation & Tourism
    City of Ballarat ; MADE Eureka Centre ; Sovereign Hill
    Transport Links... V-Line Trains - VicLink Planner - Davis Bus Services

    This Ballarat Genealogy Website is being REDEVELOPED

    This OLD site was last updated on 21 April 2012 but interim updates of content began on 21 November 2013 in preparation for the regeneration of this extensive website pioneered by Daryl Povey almost 20 years ago.

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