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West Gippsland Genealogical Society

March 13th 2014

Lady Teviot

GENEALOGICAL GEOGRAPHY: Essential to have geographical knowledge especially when researching in a country other than where you live. The different terms used to describe an area, the use of maps, county borders and duplication of place names need to be understood in the research.

WORKHOUSES: Their history, how they developed, when and how they were designed and built, why people entered the workhouse, the conditions in which the inmates lived, the records available include admission and discharge of inmates.
Times:   4.30 – 6.00 Genealogical Geography
Meal at own leisure, group booking at O&H Bistro please let us know if you intend to go to O&H
               7.30 -9.00 Workhouses
Cost $5.00 per session

Contact Barbara 03 5623 2898 or secretary@westgippslandgenealogy.com

 


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A bit about us

The West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc. is a non profit group formed in 1983 at Warragul. The Society's aim is to promote and assist the study of Family History, and to preserve records relating to the West Gippsland Region of the State of Victoria, Australia.
Our library is situated in the Old Shire Office building in the centre of Warragul - details are on the library page.
We are an incorporated organisation
Inc. No. A0023591F
ABN: 42597230613
What we do

The society has a large repository of local information plus Australian and International resources.

Members are very active in collecting and indexing local information such as cemetery and school records, continually adding to the valuable resource for future generations.

The society has recently published two new pioneer family books recording some of the rich history of the families who settled in the area covered by the Baw Baw Shire. See the Books section for details

WGGS towns and districts

West Gippsland districts and towns
Aberfeldy, Allambee, Allambee South, Athlone, Bona Vista, Bullswamp,
Buln Buln, Buln Buln East, Bunyip, Brandy Creek, Bravington, Childers, Cloverlea, Coalville, Coopers Creek, Cora Lynn, Crossover,  Darlimurla, Darnum , Drouin, Drouin East, Drouin South ,Drouin West, Ellinbank, Erica Ferndale, Fumina, Fumina South, Gainsborough, Garfield, Gould, Hallora, Hallston, Heath Hill, Hill End, Icy Creek, lona, Jeetho, Jindivick, Labertouche, Lang Lang, Lardner, Lillico, Loch,
Loch Valley, Longwarry, Mirboo North, Modella, Moe, Moondarra,
Mountain View, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Eccles, Mt Erica, Mt Worth, Narracan,
Narracan East, Nayook , Neerim , Neerim East, Neerim Junction,
Neerim North, Neerim South, Nilma, Nilma North, Nyora, Palmer,
Parkers Corner, Piedmont, Poowong , Poowong East, Powelltown, Ranceby, Rawson, Ripplebrook, Rokeby, Rosworth, Seaview, Shady Creek, Strzelecki, Sunny Creek, Tanjil Bren, Tanjil South, Tarago, Tetoora Road, Thorpdale, Thorpdale South, Tonimbuk, Tooronga,Topiram,Torwood, Trafalgar, Trida, Triholm, TyersJunction, Vervale, Vesper, Walhalla, Warragul,
Warragul West, Watson, Westbury.

WGGS Members

The West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc. has around 170 members. The society conducts a general meeting once a month, with the management committees meeting more often depending on the projects that are in progress. The monthly meetings consist of general business and usually a guest speaker of interest to all our members.