Australian Family History Societies

This section lists Victoria associations from Australian Institute to Mornington Peninsula, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Victoria (A-M)

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

Donald Grant and Peter Foard founded AIGS in 1973.  The association's aims are to promote the study of genealogy, transcribe memorial inscriptions and parish registers and to make records more accessible to the public.

Their site contains an extensive list of their collections accessible in their Reference Library, including resources relating to England and Wales. 

They have an index of some early Americans and Canadians in Australia compiled by Nick Vine Hall (1944-2006).  In addition, they have special interest groups covering England and Wales and a list of AIGS surnames.


Cobram Genealogical Group

Their site contains an index for Cobram Cemetery and it is also possible to buy an index for Barooga Cemetery.  They also have a list of Members Interests.


Cornish Association of Victoria

The association was founded in 1986.  Their site has details about the branches in Ballarat and Geelong and also has information about Activity Groups, which are the Cornish Language Group, The Cornish Born Group, the Camborne/Gwennap Group and the St Just Group.


Descendants of Convicts Group

The association was founded in 1981 by people who thought there should be a group especially for people who could claim they had a convict ancestor in their family who had been transported between 1788 and 1868, and for those who were interested in convicts. 

Their site contains a list of Members Convicts, along with details of Member Connections, some of whom were transported from England and Wales.


Mildura and District Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1977 and now has more than 120 members.  They have an comprehensive catalogue of resources, including some relating to England and Wales, which can be searched using their online catalogue.  They also have a list of Members Interests.


Mornington Peninsula Family History Society

The association was founded in 1979 and aimed to help people who wished to conduct family history research, specifically the Mornington Peninsula South-East of Melbourne. 

They have a specific interest in Frankston where they are located.  Their site includes details of their holdings which can be searched at their Library.  These include some resources covering England and Wales.