Wangaratta Family History Society



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We are 30 years old this year !


Come and help us celebrate -

  • on Saturday 28th March 2015  at 2pm 

         -  Our Annual General Meeting


  • during the 2015 Heritage Festival dedicated to WW1   April / May

  • or on any of our regular Open Days throughout the year to catch up on your family research or just to say hello


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Welcome to our Website

We are a significant Family History organisation in North East Victoria, with an extensive collection of resources covering this region and available for use by novice and experienced researchers.

We are a non profit organisation with the aim of promoting and encouraging the study of family history and the preservation of records from our local region.      Our Research Library has Donor Gift Recipient Endorsement which allows donors making gifts of $2.00 or more to claim a tax deduction.     


We have experienced researchers available on our regular Open Days to assist members and

visitors with family history inquiries.

The Society is also engaged in digitising and indexing archival records for various district history Groups, Societies and Trusts primarily to -

  • ensure the preservation of the original archives,
  • provide working copy for the owners and
  • make the information available to family history researchers.

We are always keen to talk with inividuals interested in working with us either as members or volunteers in the Library, assisting with research or project work.

Our extensive collection of reference material is housed on the First Floor at 100 – 104 Murphy Street, Wangaratta, above the Visitor Information Centre. It includes books, microfiche, CDs and computer databases, also pamphlets, maps and periodicals. Our records not only cover North East Victoria but also Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries.