Ballarat and District Genealogical Society Inc

Ballarat Library (Australiana Room), 178 Doveton Street, Ballarat

Formed in 1978 the BDGS aims to help people discover their family history, with an emphasis on Ballarat and district sources. The society holds a comprehensive genealogical reference library relating to the usual sources, but specialising in Ballarat. Monthly meetings are held with speakers on family history research topics.

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Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Vic 2.05 km

The Ballarat Historical Society’s collection is housed in the Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat. It includes over 25,000 photographs, early Trade & Street Directories, the Register of Inmates for the Ballarat Benevolent Society and objects. The collection can be searched online via the Society’s website or accessed by appointment Mon – Friday, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Phone 5337 1107 to make an appointment.

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Secretary Nina Netherway
Sovereign Hill Post Office Ballarat VIC 3350 Australia 2.06 km
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M Smith
Cnr Magpie and Cobden Streets, Ballarat 3350 2.57 km

Ballarat Astronomical Society is custodian of the Ballarat Municipal Observatory. BAS provides Friday and Saturday night viewing if the weather is clear. School and other groups can be booked for Monday to Thursday.

37 Heights Crescent Ballarat North Vic 3350 Australia 2.84 km
03 9836 240103 9836 2401
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Ray White
43 Albion Street Sebastopol Vic 3356 Australia 4.74 km
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Neil Wright
Leigh VIC 3352 Australia 9.39 km
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Leigh Historical Society
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