Geelong and District

...covering local and family history in the greater Barwon region

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Don't miss anything - it's all in our Blog.

What's been added to the Geelong & District database?  What's happening in our region?  What's the latest discovery?  You just never know what will be mentioned!Geelong & District Blog site


Geelong and District

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GDHAMapSo where is "Geelong and District"?

It is in Victoria, Australia.

The boundaries are not rigid but basically cover an arc from the Otways up to a little south of Ballarat, across to Werribee and all points to the south east of that area.


Ocean Grove: Land Titles

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Updated 26th June 2016

Do you want to know who owned your land in Old Ocean Grove?  This database is an ongoing project however it contains at least the original Land Title owners for every allotment in Old Ocean Grove.  The details are on the Geelong and District Blog where major updates will be announced as they occur.  Many old photographs have also been added of some existing older buildings and some long since demolished.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2020 07:33

Time Capsules and the Addy

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Click to enlargeHow many Time Capsules contain a copy of the Geelong Advertiser?

I have no idea but we're going to try to find out.  If you have any details or references to a Time Capsule that contains a copy of the Geelong Advertiser, you can send them in by completing the Time Capsule form.


Where to start?

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As at 7th December 2019 there are more than 1,722,811 entries in the main database and other sundry indexes.


Ocean Grove Races

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Click to view larger imageThe Ocean Grove Races were unique in Australia ... a fully fledged horse racing meeting, on a beach, complete with bookmakers, race books and entertainment plus.

The Cup meeting was run annually, starting in 1995 with the last race in 2001.  Photos, race books and history - it's all here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:59

Sewerage and Building records

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Click to view larger imageThese records are a wonderful resource for local and family history researchers and can be found in a multitude of repositories.

If you find details of sewerage records, either on-line or in archives, please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so they can be added to this site to assist other researchers.



Not a Society!

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Click to enlargeThis web site doesn't belong to the Geelong Historical Society, the Geelong Family History Group, the Geelong Heritage Centre, or any other local or family history group or organisation in the district.  It belongs to one individual who for a couple of decades has been compiling, collecting, encouraging volunteers, and creating these 400+ web pages for people researching in our region.


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