BENDIGO REGIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY INC.

A0022731P

 

P.O. BOX 1049
BENDIGO
VIC. 3552.

 

 

Welcome to the Home Page of the Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society. For your interest you will find here details of our meetings, library duty hours, research services and membership fees to join the group.

 


MEMBERSHIP


To become a member of our Society you are invited to fill out a membership request form and pay $25.00 which consists of an initial $5.00 joining fee and $20.00 annual membership fee for a single membership and $25.00 per year for a family membership.

 

This will entitle you to receive copies of our "Golden Links" newsletter which is published four times a year, fiche hire for local members, and access to the many wonderful genealogical resources we have accumulated over the years. It also enables you to access our genealogical records which are held at the North Central Goldfields Library. Self research is free but volunteer researchers are available to help for a fee which is detailed in our Research link.

 

A print friendly membership application form can be sent to the Society with the appropriate level of payment.

Membership Application


MEETINGS


Meetings are held the last Thursday of each month (except December & January) at 7.30 pm. Venue for meetings is the Kangaroo Flat Uniting Church Hall, Church Street Kangaroo Flat. There is parking available.

 

Visitors are very welcome at our meetings also.

 

We have guest speakers during the year and nights where members can ask questions about their own genealogical problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS & SPEAKERS COMING UP

 

2014

 

January - No Meeting

 

February - Business Meeting

 

March - An Ordinary Life with Barbara Watson

 

April - Petitions of the People with Michele Matthews

 

May - 150 years of the Railway from Bendigo to the Murray River

with Esma Turner

 

June - Heinrich Munzel model staircase with June Dorman

 

July - Annual General Meeting

 

August - Specimen Cottage and the Brierley Family with Barbara Poustie

 

September - Digitised Newspapers with Joy Roy

 

October - Northern District School of Nursing 1950-1989 with Jenny Pata

 

November - Christmas Meeting

 

December - No meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY


The Society's records are accessible at the following location - Goldfields Research Centre, 1st Floor, Bendigo Library Building, 259 Hargreaves Street every Monday from 11 am until 3 pm (except Public Holidays).

 

Assistance will be available at that time to provide access to society records and to assist with information to family historians and researchers.

 

 


RESEARCH



The Society will also undertake local research for those who are unable to visit the library in person. Contact the address above to request research from one of our volunteer researchers and remember to always enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with any correspondence to the Society. Fees are charged at thirty dollars ($30) for up to two hours of research - plus costs for photocopying, microfilm hire, printouts etc. Payment must be included with the research request. All research is done by volunteers and any funds raised assist the society to purchase new records for the benefit of all researchers.

The Research Process Explained:

Once payment is received we will investigate either your specific queries or start at the beginning and check all records we use. We hold lots of records pertaining to Bendigo and its suburbs and a little about surrounding country areas.

 

We do many hours of ongoing research and mail the information to you. If there is an excessive amount of photocopying we may request a further payment to cover this as we have to pay the library for the use of their photocopier. However, if we are unable to find anything or very little we will refund all or some of your payment.

We then keep the information we have researched for you on file and it is then available to future people who may be researching your names too. Many times we have put people in touch with other researchers of their own trees.

Our research people do so much more work than you would realise to help you in your search for information. Please feel confident that everything possible is done by our volunteers to supply you with any relevant information we may have in our library.

 

The funds raised from your payments for our research, assist us with obtaining further records and to produce indexes etc. for easy access of family details in Bendigo and district.

 

Payment may be either by cheque or money order made payable to BRGS at our PO Box.

 

Please do not email and request research through the email contact provided, as this contact is an administrative email contact and not for general research queries.

 

All research requests must be made to the address above or you can print and complete the Research Request Form

Research Request Form


 

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Melbourne Dead Persons Society

 

Castlemaine Historical Society

 

Ballarat Genealogical Society

Sunbury Family History Society

 

Avoca & District Historical Society

 

Woodend & Dist. Heritage Society

 

Geelong Family History Group

 

 

Echuca/Moama Family History Group

 

Port Phillip Pioneers

 

Horsham Historical Society

 

Whroo Cemetery Internment List

 

Swan Hill Gen. & History Society


OTHER AUSTRALIAN SITES

 

Society of Australian Genealogists

 

Perth Dead Persons' Society

 

Cornish Association of Victoria

 

Canberra Dead Person's Society

 

South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society

 

Genealogical Society of Queensland Inc

 

 

Western Australian Genealogical Society

 

Australian Mailing Lists

 

Vic.PRO Home Page

 

Australian Family Tree Connections

 

Australian Libraries Gateway

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Australian War Memorial

 

Gould Books

 

Australian Family History Compendium

 

Tall Trees

 

Macbeth Genealogical Services

 

Cyndi's List - Australia

 

Victorian GUM Inc.

BDM / CENSUS/ ARCHIVES

Australian Archives Record Search

 

Archives Around Australia

 

Victorian Department of Justice

 

N.S.W. Registry Office

 

Tasmanian Registry Office

 

Western Australia Justice Dpt

 

South Australian Registry Office

 

New Zealand Registrar General

 

LDS Family Search Genealogical Service

 

UK Census Records Online

 

Scots Origins

 

1901 UK Census

 

Cornwall Family History Society

 

National Archives of Ireland

 

United States Vital Records Information

 

BDM Certificates - UK

Other Links

Family Tree Maker Online

 

The Olive Tree Genealogy Home Page

 

Cyndi's Genealogy Sites on the Internet

 

Legacy Family Tree Software - Free Download

 

National Archives Ireland-Transportation Records

 

Genuki England

 

Rootsweb

Publications for Sale

Listed here is the work of the Society and individual members which is available for purchase.


Indexes available for searching

Personal Notices from Bendigo Advertiser

 

Inquests, Obituaries, Fatal Accidents etc. Index

 

Mayors of Bendigo 1856-2001

 

Bendigo Hospital Admissions

 

 

 

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Please send any comments to

brgs2@hotmail.com

 

 

Last updated: 3rd August 2013