This section lists the societies of Victoria, Australia, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Donald Grant and Peter Foard founded AIGS in 1973. The association's aims are to promote the study of genealogy, transcribe memorial inscriptions and parish registers and to make records more accessible to the public.
Many resources, including some relating to England and Wales, are accessible in their Reference Library.
An index of some early Americans and Canadians in Australia compiled by Nick Vine Hall (1944-2006) is available. In addition, they have special interest groups covering England and Wales and a list of AIGS surnames.
Cobram Cemetery Index is available on their site.
Publications available for sale include Barooga Cemetery Index and stories on the settlers and pioneers of the Cobram and Barooga area, which includes stories of Italian families who settled in Cobram area in the 1900s. Surnames of families included in this publication are also available.
A schedule of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.
The society was founded in 1986. Their site has details about the branches in Ballarat and Geelong and also has information about Activity Groups, which are the Cornish Language Group, The Cornish Born Group, the Camborne/Gwennap Group and the St Just Group.
Many resources are available in their library, which incorporate:
Resources also include:
The association was founded in 1981 by people who thought there should be a group especially for people who could claim they had a convict ancestor in the family who had been transported between 1788 and 1868, and for those who were interested in convicts.
Their site contains a list of Members Convicts, along with details of Member Connections, some of whom were transported from England and Wales.
The society was established in 1977 and now has more than 120 members. Many resources are accessible, which incorporate:
Full details of these resources can be found by using their online catalogue. Some resources relate to England and Wales.
An index to people mentioned in Sunraysia Daily Newspaper 1920-1999 is also accessible.
Details of Members Interests are also accessible.
The association was founded in 1979 and aimed to help people who wished to conduct family history research, specifically the Mornington Peninsula South-East of Melbourne.
They have a specific interest in Frankston where they are located. Their site includes details of their holdings which can be searched at their Library. These holdings include:
These include some resources covering England and Wales.
Some publications are available for sale, including:
The Group is a non-profit making association whose primary aim is to encourage and promote local history in the City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia.
They serve the communities of Narre Warren, Narre Warren North and East, Harkaway, Pakenham, Cranbourne, Berwick, Beaconsfield and the surrounding areas.
Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate:
A list of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible.
Their site contains a comprehensive list of holdings, incorporating:
Archives also incorporate:
Some resources relate to England and Wales.
Three volumes of Early Families of Shepparton and District are available for sale.
A database of surnames currently being researched by members and a list of links to other sites you may find of use are accessible.
The association covers Leongatha, Korumburra and surrounding rural areas.
Numerous resources are accessible, which include:
A database of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.
The association was founded in 1941 and now has over 6000 members. Many resources are held by the society, which include:
In addition, the society also has:
Full details of these resources can be found by perusing their online catalogue. Some resources relate to England and Wales. You can also order LDS Films that can be perused at their Library.
The society was founded in 1985 to encourage and promote genealogical research, especially in Wangaratta and North East. Many resources are accessible in their library, some of which relate to England and Wales.
These resources include:
Other CDs include those relating to Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, USA and other countries.
A database of surnames currently being researched by members is accessible.
The association was established in 1983 to encourage and promote genealogy and also to preserve records and documents referring to West Gippsland. They have transcribed some school records from West Gippsland and also have a list of local cemetery records.
Many archives can be accessed in their Library, including:
Archives also incorporate:
Some of these resources relate to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Some books have been published regarding the genealogy and stories of the first settlers of West Gippsland from 1858 (Joseph Hennery Jackson) to 1925, an index of which is accessible on their site.
There is also a list of surnames currently being researched by members.
Many archives are held by the society, including:
Some publications are available for sale, which include cemetery inscriptions, Wodonga burial registers 1861-1937 and 1938-2004, Petty Sessions Transcriptions and Pupil Registers.