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
The WFHS Library is located in the Hyphen – Wodonga Library Gallery located at 126 Hovell Street, Wodonga.
Use of our facilities and records is free for members. Non-members are charged $5 per session.
BIG DAY OUT
Wednesday 17th August 2022:
“Life on the Lake”. An inside look at what life was like around Lake Moodemere, Rutherglen and the Carlyle Cemetery. Meet at Pfeiffer’s Winery 9.30am. There will be a guided tour of the cemetery and a later talk by historian and genealogist Nyree Wiggins. Morning tea and lunch provided. Cost: $45 a head Bookings essential. Must be booked and paid for by 10th August 2022. Contact for full details and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 60563220 or 0447035725.
Saturday 10th September 2022: Bunnings Wodonga Sausage Sizzle.
Time: 9am to 4pm. Cost: $2.50 sausage etc in bread. Drinks $1.50
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.