Wangaratta Family History Society Inc.

About Us

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

We are a significant Family History organisation in North East Victoria, with an extensive collection of resources covering this region and available for use by novice and experienced researchers.

We are a non profit organisation with the aim of promoting and encouraging the study of family history and the preservation of records from our local region.

We have experienced researchers available on our regular Open Days to assist members and visitors with family history inquiries.  Fees: $10 per visit for non-members; for members the fee is included in the membership.

The Society is also engaged in digitising and indexing archival records for various district history Groups, Societies and Trusts primarily to -

  • ensure the preservation of the original archives,
  • provide working copy for the owners and
  • make the information available to family history researchers.

Our extensive collection of reference material. It includes books, microfiche, CDs and computer databases, also maps and periodicals. Our records not only cover North East Victoria but also Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries.

About Wangaratta Family History Society

Wangaratta Family History Society was formed in 1985 to support and promote family history research both within Wangaratta and North East and to assist members in their wider family research.

We have had a number of different homes since that time, now well situated in the Wangaratta Library, Docker Street Wangaratta.

Our Society continues to be active on a wide range of Heritage Imaging and Indexing Projects throughout the North East including the Wangaratta & Disctrict Rate Books 1863-1994; Wangaratta Cemetery; district Cemetery Registers, Minute Books, Maps and other official and community records of genealogical interest and heritage importance.

Our Research Library has over the past few years been updated, exanded, audited, re-shelved and re-indexed; leading also to updates of family surname files and surname indexes.

As these projects are made possible only through the interest, commitment and hard work of our members and volunteers, we acknowledge and very are grateful for their dedication.

We are constantly looking to improve and increase our holdings, our facilities and technology, and to encourage and promote heritage and family history research within the community of Wangaratta and North East Victoria.

If you would like to know more about us, becoming a member or volunteer, please check out the Members section or contact us via email or snail mail.