Meetings & Activities

The Gisborne Genealogical Group has decided to open our doors again for assisted research, commencing Thursday Feb 4, 2021. In order to meet covid requirements bookings are essential.

Phone 5428 3925

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. For the foreseeable future our meetings will be held in the Uniting Church, Brantome Street, Gisborne .

Members - Free.

Visitors welcome - $2.00 donation.

We also run occasional courses in family history research.

The 2022 Events Diary provides a summary of forthcoming events.

Research Assistance

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

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

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.

2022 Events Diary

Annual Stocktake & Cleanup Day

29 January 2022 (Sat)

Starting at 9am

Genealogy Workshops

1st Saturday of the month. These will run for 2 hours, from 10.00am to 12 Noon. Numbers will be limited to 10 people. Cost is $10 for GGG Members, $15 for non-members. To book and to pay please phone 0402 091 034 or email 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.


20th April (Wed)


PROV (New Centre)

and places of interest

Contact Mary for bookings

numbers limited

10th September


Places of interest


24th Feb

The Language of Headstones

Frank de Groot

Geelong Cemetery Trust

24th March

Annual General Meeting

followed by

“The Ancestor you would like to meet”

Members to share a story

(3 minute limit per person)

28th April

Women in War

Members Night

26th May

DNA - Tips and Tools

Julie Dworak

23rd June

The Psychology of Genealogy – Why do we

research our ancestors?

Members Night

28th July

Organising Records

Members Night

Family History Month

27th August


9.30am – 4.00pm

Cornish – Lynley Hall

Scottish – Joy Roy

Irish – Susie Zada

lunch break 12.15-1.15

afternoon tea at 3.15pm

22nd September


Julie Dworak

27th October

Manorial Records

Lynley Hall

24th November

Genealogy Quiz Night

Tricia McLay

2nd December

Christmas Dinner

Venue TBA