The collection

Digital resources

Our Genealogical Resource Collection is housed at the Eureka Centre, Stawell St, Ballarat East.

Digger disks

  • Death Index. Victoria 1921-1985
  • Edwardian Index. Victoria 1902-1913
  • Federation Index. Victoria 1889-1901
  • Inquest Index. Victoria 1940-1985
  • Marine Births, Deaths & Marriages. Victoria 1853-1920
  • Marriage Index. Victoria 1921-1942
  • Melbourne Argus Birth Index 1914-1931
  • Melbourne Argus Marriage Index 1931-1941
  • Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888
  • Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914
  • South Australian Births 1842-1906
  • South Australian Births 1907-1928
  • South Australian Deaths 1842-1915
  • South Australian Marriages 1842-1916
  • South Australian Marriages 1917-1937
  • Tasmanian Federation Index 1900-1930 (Births 1900-1919, Deaths and Marriages 1900-1930)

Non-digger disks

  • 1856 Crown Land Licences Victoria 1856 (1851, 1852, 1854, 1855)
  • 1857-1861 Sands & Kenny's Melbourne Directories
  • 1862 Goldfields of Victoria
  • 1865-66 Ballarat Directory Dicker
  • 1873 Petition Farmers Wives&Daughters VPRS 2500/P0-U26
  • 1888 Land Tax Register and Valuation Victoria 1888
  • 1895 Ballarat & Vicinity, W B Kimberly
  • 1916 McCallums Citizens & Sport
  • 1904 Ballarat&District Directory
  • 1940 Ballarat District Phone Book
  • Aus Army War Dead 1885-1972
  • Aus Free Settlers 1788-1828
  • ADA Hatches, Matches and Dispatches Ballarat
  • Ballarat Cemeteries Index
  • Ballarat District Cemeteries Index
  • Ballarat East Petty Sessions 1858-1921 VPRS290/P0
  • Ballarat in 1901
  • Ballarat Petitions 1860-1866
  • Botanical Gardens Postcards April 2013
  • Burra Historical Cemetery SA Photos of Headstones
  • Clunes Cemetery
  • Creswick Cemetery Transcriptions -
  • Courier Indexes 1960-2012 MM Marilyn Miller 1960-64, 1970-75, 1977-2011 Courier 1965-1969, Courier 1976, Courier 2012
  • Early Australian Electoral Rolls Vol 1 WA 1901, NSW 1903, TAS 1903
  • Early Australian Electoral Rolls Vol 2 Vic 1903, Qld 1903, SA 1909
  • Golden Plains Shire Cemeteries, of the southern region
  • Goldfields Hospitals Admissions
  • History of Ballarat Withers
  • Kadina SA Headstone Photographs
  • Linton Cemetery 1860-1880 Di Hughes
  • Melbourne General Cemetery to 1989
  • Melbourne Hospital 1856-1905
  • Northcote Cemetery 1855-2003
  • Smythesdale Cemetery
  • South West Victoria Cemeteries Ian Marr
  • Tasmanian Convicts Index
  • Vic Mining Accident Index -2002 Dave Evans
  • Vic Mining Shareholders Index 1857-1886
  • VPRS 296-P0-U1-1856-Applicants for Licenses 6 Apr 1856-8 Jul 1857 Buninyong Court
  • VPRS 296-P0-U2-1857-61-Buninyong Court
  • VPRS 719-P0-May Applicant Licences 1859-Jan 1864
  • VPRS 2500-P0-U57-Soldiers Hill Fire Brigade 30 May 1887
  • VPRS 7266-P1-BE Rates 1859-69
  • VPRS 10859-P0-U5-Ballarat Gaol Book Prisoners Received 10May1864-24Dec1866
  • VPRS 10867-P0-U2-Male Prisoners1868-1915
  • VPRS 10879-P0-U1-Female Prisoners 1857-1887
  • VPRS 110-P0-U1-Male Prisoners c1838-1852

Other resources

The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society's  book collection has been inter-leaved with the Ballarat Library's Australiana book collection. Both are now located at the Eureka Centre. The online catalogue remains the same. The Society's items are identified by the label BGS. 

Visit the Library Website to search the online catalogue .

Ancestry.com, Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archive are available on public computers at the Eureka Centre. Ballarat & District Genealogical Society's computers may be used by members to access these programs via the internet but as of the end of the year 2019 we must alert potential users that access is extremely slow.

Content restoration in progess

The Ballarat Genealogical Society Inc is currently undertaking a reorganisation and restoration of the contents of this website. This may mean, some links to resources may not work. Try the resource again in a few hours it may well have been restored.

New Members' only resources as being added weekly. Become a member and check them out, in particular the new community pages. Thank you for your patience. BGS Digital team.

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.

The Ballarat and District Genealogical Society Inc Incorporation Number A0022692F ABN 40 041 783 778