Ballarat & District Genealogical Society
PO Box 1809 Bakery Hill Mail Centre Vic 3354 Australia
4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
An engaging program of subjects of interest to the genealogist is being arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.
2019 MEETING DATES 2019
Tuesday 26th February - Paul Jenkins MLA for Ballarat West (1992-1999) - Jenkins families are inextricably woven into the history of Sebastopol. Come along and hear interesting stories of this suburb of Ballarat famed for deep lead gold mining.
Tuesday 26th March - Who Do You Think You Are? with BDGS researcher Helen Mollison
BBC crew filmed in Ballarat in March 2017 for a program about the ancestors of Craig Revel Horwood, a Ballarat boy, now a British TV celebrity. This episode was screened in Australia on Saturday 9th February 2019 so we are now able to show you the Ballarat section. Hear from Helen how the genealogical research was done and presented.
Tuesday 23rd April - Barbara Harris, BDGS Vice President speaking on the duties of a country cemetery secretary.
Tuesday 28th May - Carol Armstrong -Stalag XV111 A An insight into a POW's life 1941-1945.
Tuesday 25th June - Richard Gilbert has been involved with the Ballarat Tramways Museum for the past 47 years.
Tuesday 23rd July
Tuesday 27th August - AGM Anne Beggs-Sunter
Tuesday 24th September - Susie Zada - DNA: in Focus - and in English
Tuesday 22nd October - Robert Hamilton - Freemasons in Ballarat
Tuesday 26th November - Demonstration of the expectations of the re-build of the Society's website by Jenny Burrell. Christmas Quiz and Breakup.
Please note that the Library Meeting Room at the Ballarat Library is no longer available due to building works. In 2020 meetings of the Ballarat and District Genealogical Society will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) at 7:30pm at the Ballarat North Community Centre, 702 Walker Street, North Ballarat, 3350. This can be reached by travelling north on Doveton Street. The Centre has been refurbished and has plenty of easy parking. Please join us in February when we talk about record keeping for family historians. Jenny Burrell and Betty Slater will lead the discussions and show examples of various ways of recording and storing documents and photos.