Contact Us:

Email:        secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org

Mail:          Wodonga Family History Soc Inc,  PO Box 289, Wodonga 3689

Phone:       0260 563 220

Research Open Hours: 

Tuesdays –        1pm to 4pm
Wednesdays – 11am to 3pm
Thursdays –     11am to 3pm

Location:
The WFHS Library is located in the Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery located at 126 Hovell Street, Wodonga.

  • Entry:
    Use of our facilities and records is free for members. Non-members are charged $5 per session.
  • Please note: proof of double vaccination, QR code or written check in and mask wearing are required.

LATEST RECORDS RELEASED

Granya Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions and Cemetery Register–1880-1998 

Walwa Cemetery.  Cemetery Register 1939-1984, and Headstoned photographs and Transcriptions 2018

Yackandandah Shire Rates 1920-1935  & 1935-1950

$20 each.  Post and packing $5 for up to 2 CDs .  $10 for up to 4 CDs

EVENTS

MEETINGS. Held on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Felltimber Community Centre, Ritter Road, Wodonga.

Please note: proof of double vaccination, QR code or written check in and mask wearing are required.


18th January 2022: Members’ Show & Tell. Story Night.

“The Story Behind the FamilySearch Website”

15th February 2022: Guest Speaker Dr Chares Fahey. “Soldier Settlement Records to Help Family History Research”. Charles joined Latrobe University in 1990 after briefly teaching history at the University of Tasmania. Before becoming an academic, Charles was employed as an historian with the Victorian Government where he worked on the conservation of historic sites on crown land and the history of Victorian forestry.

15th March 2022: Guest Speaker TBA. “Using FamilySearch website”. Tips and techniques for using the Library version of FamilySearch.

19th April 2022: Guest Speaker Matt Bennett. “Military Connections Locally in WW1 with a Focus on Conscription”. Matt Bennett taught Australian history in schools & TAFE for over 25 years. He was awarded the NSW Premier’s History Scholarship in 2006 to visit the Somme and Flanders researching AIF involvement in the Western Front. Matt visited Gallipoli in 2015 as part of Latrobe University’s Ottoman Empire study program. His particular interest is on the impact of war on the home front with a focus on the divisive nature of the conscription debates of 1916 & 1917.

17th May 2022: Guest Speaker Suzanne Allen. “Restoring and Saving Old Photos using New Technology”. Suzanne has been using technology to save, enhance and publish photographs for many years using different forms of technology. Suzanne is a qualified teacher and has been researching her family history for many years, using her IT and photographic skills in the process.

21st June 2022: Guest Speaker Meg Bate. “What’s been Happening in Scottish and Irish Research”. Meg Bate is the Assistant Library Manager at GSV (Genealogical Society of Victoria). Meg has worked in La Trobe University’s Library as a reference Librarian and later in their digital infrastructure. Meg now uses her skills with GSV Library’s digitisation and indexing projects. Meg regularly writes for Ancestor Magazine for the GSV.

19th July 2022: Guest Speaker Janette Griggs. “Top Tips for Searching Within Trove”. Trove is a virtual “Aladdin’s Cave” of information. Find ways of making searches in Trove successful and rewarding.

16th August 2022: National Family History Month. “The Fabric of Family History”. Members’ Show & Tell, Bring your most loved textile/fabric heirloom. Guest Speaker Alice Lindsay introduces “The Rajah Quilt” and a book review “Dangerous Women”.

20th September 2022: AGM. Guest Speaker Mark Grealy. “Family History on the House”. Where to find records for the history of your house. Mark founded Archival Access Victoria, a business where he can track down and dig into records at the PROV (Public Records of Victoria) for anyone wanting research of documents held at the PROV. Mark is also kept busy on the speaking circuit, travelling around Victoria advising community groups what records are available and how they can be used to further their knowledge of their local area and their family history.

18th October 2022: Guest Speaker Pauline Weeks. “Kiwis Can’t Swim-Researching across the Ditch”. Pauline will focus on how you can use the NZ Historical BDMs online, New Zealand Archives, Papers Past and other sources for New Zealand research. Useful tips and shortcuts might help you find those missing links and break down brick walls. Pauline is a qualified Librarian and has been researching genealogy for 30 years. She is a member of SAG, and facilitates its NZ Interest Group. Pauline is also a member of the NZ Society of Genealogists (NZSG). Pauline holds a Diploma of Family History with UTAS.

15th November 2022: Guest Speaker Marie Elliot. Marie highlights the new home of the Wodonga Historical Society Collection.

13th December 2022: Christmas Party. Guessing competition and Trivia.

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