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 were due by this date.  A form is below.

Friday 31st May 2024 "Dating Early Family Photographs"

Venue: Masonic Lodge Hall, Appin Street, Wangaratta. 10.00 am – 3.30pm BYO Lunch – Tea and Coffee provided

Members - $30.00 Non-members - $40.00

Join us and hear conservator Debra Parry speak on 19th century and early 20th century family photographs and how these can be dated through clothing and hair styles, and through the studios where the photographs were taken. Bring along photographs you may want dating or conservation advice on. Debra is a qualified conservator and has a Masters in Cultural Material Conservation from the University of Melbourne. Debra has worked as a conservator for the National Archives of Australia, Heritage Victoria, the National Museum of Cambodia and the National Library of Laos. She now has her own business, Melbourne Conservation Services, and works on a range of items. Debra has worked on many photographic collections and has a keen interest in 19th century photographs.

Bookings are essential: Please use our email or phone to book for this event. Email: 0474 443 626

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 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