Wangaratta Family History Society Inc.


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

Local History Grant successful

The WFHS Committee is excited to announce that we were successful with our Public Records Office Victoria, Local History Grant Application.

In addition to support from the Wangaratta Library, and Wangaratta Lodge of St John, and the Wangaratta Chronicle, funds from this grant will allow us to purchase an up-to-date ScanPro machine.

The Scan Pro function is to digitise all our microfiche, adding that information to our vast collection of resources thus being more readably available to Members electronically.

Microfilm belonging to the Wangaratta Library will also be digitised with the same beneficial outcome.

2024 events success

WFHS has received very positive feedback for the events conducted so far this year.

May 2024 - The most recent “Dating Early Photographs” session was presented by Debra Parry. Debra was an impressive speaker providing valuable information and time to those in attendance.

March 2024 - Annette Delaney gave us an enthusiastic overview and an insight on how DNA can assist with your family history research.

February 2024 - Jenni Lannen’s, “Writing to share: techniques to make your stories more engaging” kept all participants involved, motivating everyone to achieve thought-provoking and exciting results.

We look forward to your input on events you would like attend in the future.       

Closed on 25 July

WFHS will be closed on Thursday 25th July for one day only. 

Otherwise our office in the Wangaratta Library will be open Thursdays 10 am to 3pm.

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