Wangaratta Family History Society Inc.


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

Wangaratta Rate Books - Digitising and Indexing 130 years Local History

The Society has received a Grant of $10,678 to Digitise and Index the Wangaratta Rates Books including -

  • Borough of Wangaratta 1863–1939
  • Shire of Wangaratta 1917–1994
  • Shire of North Ovens 1867–1916
  • Shire of Oxley 1937 – 1939
  • Create and Publish a searchable database.

This three year project is already well underway with the first run of digitising completed and indexing of the records currently being carried out by the enthusiastic members and volunteers in our Project.

We are always keen to talk with individuals interested in working with us either as members or volunteers in the research library, assisting with research or any aspects of our project work. Contact us or just drop in and have a chat.

On-Screen Book Catalogue Updated

The on-screen book catalogue available in the library has been updated and is available for use by members and visitors. New books still being catalogued may not be on this latest version, so please check with the Duty Officer if you cannot locate an item.

See also the Library Page for new acquisitions and updates.

New DVD & CD’s

New DVD & CD’s to arrive include:

  • South Australian Deaths - Digger and
  • School & Court Records for North Eastern Victoria

Members' Book & Resource Collections

A database of Members' Resources and/or Collections is currently being compiled which may include books, references, documents, maps, CD's or any research resource.

Should you have resources which you would be willing to list on our Resource Catalogue, please contact the Secretary in the first instance. Doing so means that you are prepared to share information from your holdings with other researchers or family historians, however all item(s) will remain the property of and be retained by the owner.

Your listings will be included on our Catalogue, clearly marked as Members private resources and carry a member number. All items are listed as “Not for Loan” unless otherwise stated and all requests should come in through WFHS.