Geelong and District

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

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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.

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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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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.

 

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Sparrovale Farm

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Click to view larger imageThe question that started this search for information ... is it Sparrovale Farm or Sparrowvale Farm?

The spelling is what sparked an interest in this amazing farm.  The farm commenced in the first decade of the 20th century - reasonably modern history - but many people worked on this property and its history is an important part of our local history.

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Where to start?

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As at 19th October 2014 there are more than 1,620,179 entries in the main database and other sundry indexes.

WARNING: If you're using Internet Explorer and the drop down menus from the main menu items above don't work, make sure you click on the Compatibility View icon - everything works when you do!

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Ocean Grove: Land Titles

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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 [with more to come] of some existing older buildings and some long since demolished.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 22:55 Read more...
 

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.

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Bellarine Historical Society

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Bellarine Historical Society and MuseumThe Bellarine Historical Society is a non-profit making organisation staffed by volunteers with a keen interest in preserving the history of the Bellarine Peninsula.  To achieve our objectives, the Society relies on the support of our volunteers, members, grants and sponsors ... we are indebted to them all.

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