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. 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.


Beginning 1st March 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.

2022 Events Diary

Annual Stocktake & Cleanup Day

29 January 2022 (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. Cost is $10 for GGG Members, $15 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.

For all bookings and payments please contact

Lorna Jackson 0402 091 034

or email

Saturday 5th March

National Archives of Australia

Julie Dworak

Saturday 2nd April

Using Family Search

Julie Dworak

Saturday 7th May

Using Maps in Genealogy

Lynley Hall

Saturday 4th June

Deciphering Handwriting

Kathleen Neale

Saturday 2nd July


Wayne Brown

Saturday 6th August

Local History and Genealogy

Lynley Hall

Saturday 3rd September

Improving your computer skills

Julie Dworak

Saturday 1st October

Using Directories

Lynley Hall

Saturday 5th November

The National Archives (UK)

Heather Tumber


20th April (Wed)


PROV (New Centre)

and places of interest

10th September


Places of interest

Contact Mary for bookings

03 5428 3887

numbers limited


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

The Gisborne Genealogical Group Family History Room, adjoining the Gisborne Library, will be open for research each day during the week preceding our Celtic Day

Monday 22 August until Friday 26 August

1pm to 4pm

Volunteers will be on duty each day to help you with your research queries

27th August


Featuring harpist - Fran Thiele

9.30am – 4.00pm

The Celts, Cornwall, and the Cornish in Australia

Lynley Hall


Scottish Kirk Session Records

Joy Roy


You can’t research Irish ancestors – all the records were lost – WRONG!

Susie Zada


lunch break 12.30-1.15pm

afternoon tea at 3.00pm

$20 (members), $25 (non-members) for the entire day

For bookings and payments please contact

Lorna Jackson 0402 091 034

or email

22nd September


Julie Dworak

27th October

Manorial Records

Lynley Hall

24th November

Genealogy Quiz Night

Tricia McLay

2nd December

Christmas Dinner

Venue TBA