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 2023 Events Diary provides a summary of forthcoming events.


From 2nd 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.

2023 Events Diary

Annual Stocktake & Cleanup Day

4th February 2023 (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

4th March

Lyn Hall

1st April

The Ryerson Index

Julie Dworak

6th May

Problem solving/Breaking down Brick Walls

Group discussion

3rd June

 Australian Government and Police Gazettes 

Lyn Hall

1st July


Julie Dworak

5th August

Victorian Land Records

Fran Thiele


25th March

SLV, Melbourne 

21st October


Contact Mary for bookings

03 5428 3887


23rd Feb

Using Family Search 

Jenny Harkness 

23rd March

Annual General Meeting

followed by


Members to share a story

27th April

Crimean War 

General discussion 

25th May

Researching and publishing 

"Over the Log" 

Jenny Trewhella

22nd June

Citing Sources 

Fran Thiele 

27th July 

True or False? How to prove family stories

General discussion 

Family History Month

Saturday Seminar 

26th August


9.30am – 4.00pm 

Bronwyn Quint

GSV - Descendants of Convicts Group 

Personal Stories

GGG members will share stories 

Professor Janet McCalman – Vandemonians 

28th September

Our ancestors through letters

General discussion 

26th October

Clothing through the Ages 

General participation and memorabilia 

23rd November

Education and School Records 

1st December

Christmas Dinner

Venue TBA