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West Gippsland Genealogical Society

will be notified when allowed
National Family History Month August 2021
see AFFHO website for competitions and events:

WGGS event for Family History Month:
One free research per person of local west gippsland family interest

We look forward to being able to help

Library Opening
- Subject to Covid Restrictions

Wednesdays and Thursdays

10.00 am - 2.00 pm

2nd Saturday in Month

10.00 am - 3.00 pm

4th Sunday in Month 2.00pm - 4.00 pm

COVID plan in place
Sign In using QR code or written record
hand washing
social distancing
limits in the library

Forecast of 38 degrees and above
Library will be closed

Book Launched Warragul Cemetery WW1 soldiers
A Tribute to Those Who Served
A Tribute to Those Who Served Order Form
Download the Index A Tribute to Those Who Served

WGGS Project - Life stories of WW1 Service Personnell buried or Remembered in the Warragul, Drouin, Drouin West, Yarragon and Neerim Victoria Cemeteries. The following are a list of people so far identified in each cemetery- If you know of others please contact us.
Drouin Cemetery List
Drouin Cemetery List
Neerim Cemetery
Warragul Cemetery List to be updated
Yarragon Cemetery List

The following forms are fillable .pdf's for family research download and save and fill in and save or print - enjoy
Family Group Sheet
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.