Wangaratta Family History Society Inc.


Please note we are now based at Wangaratta Library, 21 Docker Street Wangaratta. Telephone: 0474 443626

Hello to all members

The WFHS Committee are excited to offer members an opportunity to join us in 2024 for
events that will assist you with your family history research.

1st March
Membership renewals are due by this date.  A form is below.

23rd March – AGM
AGM will be held on 23 March 2024
Venue: Community Room Wangaratta Library
Time: 11.00 am (followed by a light lunch)
Guest Speaker: Annette Delaney - An Introduction to DNA
Annette will offer advice on making use of genetic science and provide the tips and tricks
she has compiled during her own decades-long genealogical hunt.

A nomination form for office-bearer or Committee positions is included below.

31st May – Identifying an Era for Old Photos - Debra Parry, Manager, Melbourne
Conservation Services
Debra gained extensive experience as an art and heritage conservator, before setting up Melbourne
Conservation Services. She has previously worked for the National Archives of Australia, Heritage
Victoria, the National Museum of Cambodia and the National Library of Laos.
We have all come across old, undated photos whilst researching our families This session
may help you identify the era your photo was taken thereby giving you a clue to the identity
of the subject. In addition to identifying the era we may gain information on the handling
and storage of old objects.
Venue: Community Room Wangaratta Library
Time: TBC
Cost: $30.00 Members - $40.00 Non-Members

To ensure these events proceed WFHS would appreciate your early bookings.

For more information on 2024 events please contact us through our website,, email
or phone 0474 443626 (Tuesday and Thursday)

The upcoming AGM presents an occasion for members to nominate for WFHS Committee.

All positions, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee become vacant at the

In addition to these positions, we need assistance in the following areas:
Librarian: Library Assistant:
Research Officer: Assistant Research Officer/s – Duty Officer:
Newsletters distribution
Digitising Roles:
Social Media:

Please consider joining the team who have dedicated themselves to maintaining the WFHS
A membership form and a nomination for committee are attached for your action.

Remember, Community Raffle tickets are still available.

WFHS are looking forward to a productive 2024 and to ensuring positive results.


Rosslyn Makin
On behalf of WFHS Committee

This letter is available as a pdf below.


The internet is a valuable aid to research into family history.

This website contains a variety of information relating to family history and genealogy, including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents. We also provide links to other informative sites both in Australia and overseas that include pathways to make contact with other family historians via indexed family trees, mailing lists and bulletin boards.

A number of online resources for family history can be located via our indexes page.

We have a variety of resources available to you, some of these are subscription resources which can only be accessed by supporting us and becoming a member or by paying the relevant research online. The resources are also available to view in the Library's Wangarratta reading rooms.

Start your journey, explore our online indexes.

Our indexes include records from the following locations

  • Boralma School Past Pupils
  • Bowmans Forest Burials
  • Cornishtown School Past Pupils
  • Daisy Park Private Burials
  • Eldorado Burials
  • Handley Funeral Records
  • High Country Index
  • Milawa Burials
  • Milawa Death Notices
  • Petition for Marriage Stray BDM Transcriptions
  • Rutherglen Burials
  • School Honour Boards WW1
  • Springhurst Narimga Burials
  • Springhurst School Past Pupils
  • Tate Funeral Records
  • Wangaratta Burials
  • Whitfield (Hyem) Burials