Genealogy Associations (Victoria)

Genealogical Society of Victoria

Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO)
A Victorian umbrella organisation of family history and genealogical societies, together with State government instrumentalities.

Victorian GUM (Genealogists Using Microcomputers) Inc.
An association of family history researchers using computers to help them in their research. VicGUM is based in Melbourne, and has over 700 members around Australia.

Avoca & District Historical Society Inc.

Ballarat & District Genealogical Society

Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society Inc.

Colac & District Family History Group Inc.

Cornish Association of Victoria
The Cornish Association is based in Victoria, Australia. Among other things, it aims to promote and foster goodwill among Cornish people and people in Victoria, and to stimulate interest in the history, family history, antiquities, traditions and social conditions of Cornwall.

East Gippsland Family History Group

Echuca-Moama Family History Group

Goulburn & Murray Association of Local and Family History Groups

Hamilton History Centre Inc.

Kerang & District Family History Group

Lakes Entrance Family History Resource Centre

Mildura & District Genealogical Society

Mornington Peninsula Family History Society

Nathalia Genealogy Group

Narre Warren & District Family History Group Inc.

Swan Hill Genealogical & Historical Society Inc.

Yarram Genealogy Group Inc.

Genealogy Associations (NSW)

Cowra Family History Group Inc.

Deniliquin Genealogical Society

Forbes Family History Group
Has an online index covering Deaths of Forbes and district residents, as well as many former residents, taken from the “Forbes Advocate” and Undertakers’ Indexes. The period covered is from 1946 to 1998 (6800 names – approximately 80% complete, and growing!).

Kiama Family History Centre

Lithgow & District Family History Society

Orange Family History Group

Port Macquarie & Districts Family History Society Inc.

Wyong Family History Group Inc.

Death Indexes

The Ryerson Index
Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers.

War Records
This site has a link to a pdf download of a WW1 infographic. Very informative and easy to follow.


Australian Cemeteries
This site has been developed as a support and resource for the members of the Australia-Cemeteries Mailing List.

Victorian North East Cemeteries
A list of cemeteries in the north east of Victoria. The information has been submitted by subscribers to the AUS-VIC-NE mailing list.

How To Transcribe Cemetery Data – US GenWeb
The purpose of this project is to organize volunteers who will work together to create a lasting tribute to our ancestors. We will transcribe tombstone inscriptions and have that work archived for the future and made easily accessible to all.


National Library of Australia
This site is the National Library of Australia’s primary interface for delivering services to both onsite and offsite users. A resource of around 15,000 HTML documents provides access to information about the Library, its collections, services and activities.

State Library of Victoria
The State Library of Victoria offers a wealth of information and resources for anyone undertaking genealogical and family history research.

State Library of New South Wales
The State Library of New South Wales, which includes the Mitchell Library, is the major public reference and information service for the people of New South Wales.

Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian and Local History Library
Specialises in the history of Victoria, Australia. Over 7000 books for loan and offers a professional information service to members.

State Library South Australia

Local Albury/Wodonga resources

Albury & District Historical Society Inc.

Wodonga Library
The Wodonga Library serves the City of Wodonga.  This is the home of the Wodonga Family History Society Inc.

Genealogy 101

History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy
A handy site that gives an introduction to Genealogy and tips on how to get started. Thanks to Cindy Powell and her Brownie Scout Group for the link.


International Settlers Group (non- British research)
* Assistance with your research problems in Australia and overseas countries.
* A chance to meet and get to know fellow members and to exchange activities and ideas.
* Newsletter published regularly giving activities of the ISG, articles of interest and various reports.
* Guidance as to the records held in the GSV library, which may assist you in your particular area of research.
* An opportunity to contribute information in our ISG Newsletter to assist others.
* Starter Research Kits for sale for Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Netherlands.

GenWeb Project

Australia GenWeb Project
This site is part of the WorldGenWeb Project and is the local resource index page for Australian Research.

Canada GenWeb Project
The CanadaGenWeb Project was established in 1996 as a free central repository for Canadian genealogy. Over the past two decades hundreds of volunteers have contributed their time and expertise to build this 100% volunteer project.

Message Boards

Tracing Our Past, Discovering Our Genes (TOP DOG) forum
The aim of the forum is to offer mutual FREE help to each other in tracing our ancestors, following our family trees, and putting flesh on the skeletons that we discover. With a membership that stretches through 18 time zones around the world, and helpful moderators/admins on both sides of the globe, members will belong to an international, but friendly community.

Genealogy Books, Supplies, Etc

GSV Bookshop
Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc. bookshop with thousands of titles about genealogy and family history. Has a wide range of genealogical resources including books, charts, microfiche, CDs and computer software.

Gould Genealogy
Australia’s leading genealogy store. Over 10,000 genealogy products – software, data CDs, books, microfiche, maps, videos and much more.

Zetta Florence
Archival stationery, presentation and storage products for photographs, records, etc. Located in Melbourne at 197 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Also offers an on-line store.

Albox Australia Pty Ltd
An Australian owned and operated product development company specializing in the design of leading edge products for records management – office, archival and photographic. Albox uses polypropylene in most of its products and the general thrust of the Albox design program is to use environmentally friendly contemporary materials to replace both P.V.C. and paperboard in stationery applications. Located in South Australia.

United Kingdom

The entire civil registration index from 1837 of England and Wales is being transcribed onto this site by volunteers world-wide. It is a work in progress and so far has around 85,000,000 entries.
This site is a pay for view of all births deaths and marriages from 1837 to the present. Some records are available for a free trial.

The National Archives (England)
This site allows you online access to The National Archives’ collection of digitised public records, including both academic and family history sources. Searching the index is free, and it costs £3.50 to download a digital image of a document.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London
A fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1834. It allows access to 100,000 trials, free of charge for non-commercial use.

Scotlands People
The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland. Containing nearly 40 million records, the Scotlands People database is one of the world’s largest resources of genealogical information and one of the largest single information resources on the Web. The site provides a fully searchable index of Scottish births from 1553-1903, marriages from 1553 to 1928 and deaths from 1855 to 1953. In addition, indexed census data is available from 1881 to 1901.

Family Relatives (this is a pay per view site)
Have transcribed over 150 million BMD records for the period 1866-1920, and a further 150 million records can be searched for the period 1921-2002. The website also offers in association with the Oxford University Press and Readers Digest free access to some fascinating essay pages on family history. There is useful professional guidance about how to conduct genealogical research, and detailed information about the history of names.


Irish Roots magazine


Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
Searchable database of U.S. Social Security Death records.


Canadian 1911 Census

South Africa

FamilyTree (some areas of this site require either free registration or paid subscription)
South Africa’s most comprehensive ancestral and genealogical service. You will find great data and software resources to help you kick-start your journey of self-discovery! You can access a unique Family Tree Builder to capture all your family members going back hundreds of years.

Genealogy Search / Links Sites

Lost Cousins
Lost Cousins links your entries in various census records to others researching the same person. Totally private and close to 100% accuracy in matching entries.

Cyndi’s List
An extremely comprehensive categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. A must-browse site for every genealogist!

A large directory of U.S. genealogy resources.
Over 30,000 genealogy links to censuses, cemeteries, passenger lists, military records, convict records for UK & Ireland, Continental Europe, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Surname Navigator (Warning: Search opens multiple browser windows)
This site shows possible links to your family name being research worldwide.


Conservation OnLine
A project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.


Identification of Major 19th Century Photographic Print Processes
Presenting the art and science of albumen printing, this site brings together 19th Century technical instruction, contemporary research, an online forum for conservation treatment and a wealth of images.


Australian Copyright Council
Learn about Copyright. Browse the publications. Lots of freebies. Extensive information about copyright.

U.S. Copyright and Genealogy
These pages are intended to help on-line genealogy researchers understand some of the important aspects of the U.S. copyright law.


Archaic Medical Terms
A list of sites that cover archaic medical terminology, terms that can be difficult to understand from a brief entry in a modern dictionary, descriptions of the more common causes of death in the past, some folk and slang terms.

Unlock the Past
Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Genealogy Research Strategies

The Genealogy Guide