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.

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

FAMILY TREE MAKER workshop

Saturday 18th and/or Sunday 19th June 2022. The sessions on both days will be the same, but you may wish to attend both to consolidate what you have learned.

Time:      10am to 3pm

Place:      Felltimber Community Centre, corner Felltimber Creek Rd and Melrose Drive (enter via Ritter Road)

Cost: $35.00 for one day or $$55 for both. Includes, lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea on both days

Presenter: Jan Parker from Yarrawonga, who is an experienced Family Tree Maker user and researcher.

You can bring your laptop/iPad/phone to follow along or watch and take notes.

BOOKINGS: email: secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org or phone 0260 563220 or 0447 035 725

Bookings MUST be made and paid for by Friday 10th June. Limit of 15 attendees per session.

MEETINGS. Held at 7.30pm on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Felltimber Community Centre, Ritter Road, Wodonga.


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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