Meetings & Activities



Meetings & Activities

Our monthly meetings are informative evenings, with either a guest speaker or one or more members presenting a subject of interest to family historians.

Our meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. 


Members - Free.

Visitors welcome - $2.00 donation.

We also run occasional courses in family history research.

The 2024 Events Diary provides a summary of forthcoming events.


Resources

From 1st February our rooms will be open every Tuesday for both GGG members and the general public from 10am till 1.00pm. There will be a GGG member present but no help will be available. 

Research Assistance

GGG Volunteers are in attendance in the Family History Room on Thursday afternoons between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. 

GGG volunteers are available to assist members and visitors to undertake research using the resources in the Family History Room.

The Gisborne Genealogical Group does not undertake research for people. Our aim is to foster interest in family history research and to continue to build our collection of resources for individual family history researchers.

Researchers seeking information about individuals or families who may have previously lived in the Gisborne or Mount Macedon districts should contact the Gisborne & Mount Macedon Districts Historical Society.


2024 Events Diary


Annual Stocktake & Cleanup Day

3rd February 2024 (Sat)

Starting at 9am

Genealogy Workshops


1st Saturday of the month. These run for 2 hours, from 10.00am to 12 Noon. Numbers are limited to 15 people. $10 for non-members. 

 Many of the workshops will be exploring various useful genealogy websites in detail. Some will be free sites, others are subscription sites. A GGG member will lead each workshop.

No bookings necessary


2nd March

Understanding DNA

Julie Dworak


6th April

English Records and Resources

Lyn Hall


4th May

Land Records

Dr Fran Thiele


1st June

GRO Online Records + 1939 Register 

Heather Tumber


6th July

Irish Family History Research

Mary Henry


3rd August

How to write your Family History

Fay Woodhouse


7th September

Useful Resources on Computer 3

Julie Dworak


5th October

Victorian Hospital Records

Lyn Hall/Mary Henry


2nd November

The Australian Joint Copying Project

Heather Tumber/Fran Thiele


DNA Special Interest Group

The DNA special interest group will meet 5 times a year on the

3rd Saturday morning at 10am. $10 for non-members


18 May

20 July

21 September

16 November


BUS TRIPS/OUTINGS


Friday 5th April, 2024

Police Museum, Melbourne 


Weekend 19-20 October, 2024

Beechworth 






MONTHLY MEETINGS 2024


22nd Feb

PROV Records

Mary Henry 


28th March

Annual General Meeting

followed by

“Family Traits - Where have they come from?” 


18th April

Vietnam War 


23rd May

University of Melbourne Library

Katie Wood


27th June

"To Have, But Not Hold" (Divorce) 

Julie Dworak 


25th July 

"The Voyage to Australia"

General discussion 



Family History Month

Saturday Seminar 


24th August

THE GOLD RUSH

9.30am – 4.00pm 


Geoff Hocking - Goldfields Historian

 "A Man Called Bendigo"

A history of Sandhurst and the Bendigo Goldfields 

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Adrian Hem AFSM

"Hardship, Prejudice and Pride"

The Chinese at the Goldfields

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Professor Keir Reeves

"Metallic Connections: The Victorian Goldrushes" 




26th September

New Zealand Records

General discussion 


24th October

"The Squatters"

Fran Thiele 


28th November

Western Australian Resources



6th December

Christmas Dinner