Welcome to the Warrnambool Family History Group Inc. website. We have tried to include all the information you may need about the facilities and activities of our Group.

The Warrnambool Family History Group was previously the trading name of the Warrnambool Area of The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc. and was formed in August 1980. The Group achieved Incorporation in its own right on 26 October 2011.

The basic purpose of the Group is to foster the study of Family History in Warrnambool and District by conducting a varied range of activities in which members and the public may participate.

The Group publishes a monthly newsletter "The South-West Genealogist" ten times a year (February to November inclusive) which includes general genealogical news, items of local interest and news on the activities of the Group. For subscription details see the Newsletters page.  A major feature of past newsletters is the inclusion of summarised Historical information from the Warrnambool Standard covering the corresponding month 100 and 126 years ago. Due to the increasing size of the excerpts, from 2010, the Historical information has been limited to just 108 years ago. Therefore a single year, commencing with 1910, will feature throughout the year. Past issues of the Newsletter can be found by clicking the NEWSLETTERS link in the top menu.  These copies are PDF files and are therefore fully searchable using the PDF reader's "Edit/Find" facility.

The Group maintains and staffs a Reference Library at HeritageWorks, Gilles Street, Warrnambool which provides a range of resources for Australian and overseas research and collects and indexes local Family History material for the use of members and the public.

Membership and annual library access fee is $36.00 per year.
A discounted family membership fee (two people) of $45.00 is also available.  The library fee includes a free subscription to the newsletter (normally $15.00).

Further details of the activities, holdings and services provided by The Warrnambool Family History Group Inc. may be obtained by clicking on the appropriate Links on the top menu.

We trust that the information you seek is here.  Please enjoy your visit to our website.

If you would like to contact us please write to the following address:

The Warrnambool Family History Group Inc.
PO Box 731
Warrnambool 3280
Victoria Australia
Email WFHG

Link to our online Warrnambool Family History Group Membership Form here.