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West Gippsland Genealogical Society Research

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We are able to research most of the West Gippsland area; roughly between the towns of Garfield in the West and Yarragon in the East & between Poowong in the South and Noojee in the North.
This includes the towns of Warragul, Drouin, Bunyip, Longwarry, Neerim South and Yarragon.

Contacting our research officer

Research Officer
West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc.
PO Box 225
WARRAGUL, Victoria 3820

Email the Research Officer

Local resources

Our members have a wealth of local knowledge to draw from to help and support research enquiries

Available Local Resources

Rate books for the Shires of Buln Buln and Warragul.
School pupil registers for most local primary schools Library school holdings
Local cemetery records see
Library Cemetery records
BDMs indexed from local newspapers c1880-1940.
Local District Directories

Research Fees

There is a fee for the initial enquiry, which allows for 1 hour research after which a report is sent to the enquirer with the results to that point and prospects for additional research.
Further research is charged at an hourly rate.

Rate Books

Shire of Warragul Rate Books1881-1965
Dog receipt Books 1895-1899
Dog receipt Books 1940-1943
Warragul Shire Rate books indexed1900-1930

Shire of Buln Buln Rates 1878-1941 & 1941 -1953

To go with the rate records we have the Parish Maps for the area to identify the property being researched