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Bendigo Family History Group

Postal Address:  PO Box 145, Bendigo, VIC  3552
Bendigo Family History Group website:  http://www.bendigofamilyhistory.org
Contact us: Email

Members of the public are welcome to ask for assistance in tracing their families, and to meet the Bendigo members when they are in attendance at the Goldfields Research Centre in the Bendigo Library, 259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo..

Wednesdays 11am - 4pm               Saturdays 10am - 1pm

Written requests for detailed research may be addressed to:  The Research Officer

There is a fee of $16.50 (Members) $33.00 (Non-members) per hour for this postal service, plus an additional charge of 50 cents per page for any photocopies.

The Bendigo Family History Group (AIGS) has a large collection of resources covering the Bendigo/Sandhurst district and the extensive Central Goldfields area of Victoria.
They also have access to all published BDM and shipping indexes, many interstate indexes and English GRO indexes.
Members have published many indexes they have compiled themselves, and they are working on many more.

The Bendigo Family History Group meets on the third Sunday of the month (except for December) (unless Easter also clashes, as it does in 2014) in the Library at 251-259 Hargreaves St., Bendigo VIC 3550 at 1.30pm.

More information on dates, topics and speakers is here
Visitors are always most welcome.
The following information concerning information available for purchase from the Bendigo Family History Group is provided as a convenience to AIGS members. However, the definitive (and always most up-to-date) authority for such information, as well as ordering details, is the "Sales" page of the group's website itself.

For Sale

Microfiche..................................................................................... GST Inc

Bendigo (Sandhurst) Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions     $22.00
12 fiche     Full Transcripts, typed     1858-1992

Eaglehawk Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions     $11.00
4 fiche     Full transcripts, typed     1864-1991

White Hills Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions     $11.00
4 fiche     Full Transcripts, typed     1853-1992

Kangaroo Flat Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions     $11.00
3 fiche     Full transcripts, typed     1853-1991

Bendigo Regional Cemeteries Index     $11.00
3 fiche     Southern Districts

Bendigo Regional Cemeteries Index     $11.00
3 fiche     Northern & Westerly Districts

St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral Index     $16.50
6 fiche     Baptisms 1868-1930, Marriages 1868-1940

Unclaimed Letters Index 1856     $5.50
1 fiche     Sandhurst (Bendigo) Post Office List

Sandhurst Parish Land Maps Name Index     $16.50
Bendigo, White Hills, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk, Epsom & Ascot
5 fiche     Gives section, allotment, date, & reference

Bendigo (Sandhurst) Benevolent Asylum Index     $5.50
2 fiche     Index for 4 Admission Books,1860-1941, Age & date

Maryborough Hospital, Vic.     $10.00
Name, date, age, occupation, address, and more
4 fiche     Index to admissions 1855-1907

St Augustine’s, Keilor, Roman Catholic Church     $5.00
1 fiche     Baptisms 1854-1867, Marriages 1859-1891

Keilor Rate Books Index 1868-1889     $3.00
1 fiche     Name & land description, also includes Directory entries,
District Hotel records, School Examination Index 1879-1897, Name, age, date.

Melbourne Funeral Parlour Index     $5.00
4 fiche     Burial records of A.A. Sleigh, Funeral Directors, 1890-1899
Name index, date, some details.

Books.................................................................................. GST Inc

'BENDIGO'S LOST MINERS, 1852-2001.'  Detailing reports of over 825 fatal accident reports in Bendigo.
There are 321 pages and the book weighs just over a Kg. The cost is $55 plus postage.  

'A YEAR ON BENDIGO, 1856.'   Extracts and court reports from the Courier of the Mines for that year.
These newspapers have never been microfilmed. Cost $11. 

ORIGINS OF BENDIGO STREET NAMES, BOOKS 1 & 2, $11 each

GENIES GUIDE TO BENDIGO, 2007 edition $2.20
Contacts for 16 Groups and Archives in Bendigo.

SANDHURST COMMON SCHOOL, BENDIGO, $11.00
Examination Register Index 1864 - 1868, 1,770 entries.

THE BENDIGO NEWSLETTER, JULY 1859 $4
Reprinted from the original.

Magazine................................................................................. GST Inc

'BENDIGO GENEALOGIST'

Published quarterly, annual subscription $10.00

CDs for Sale…………………………………………………… GST Inc

BENDIGO MUNICIPAL VOTERS ROLLS 1896-1914. $35
Digitised books, fully searchable

AXEDALE & GOORNONG CEMETERIES $30
Headstone photographs and Registers Index

MARONG AND LOCKWOOD CEMETERIES $30
Headstone Photographs and Registers Index

KANGAROO FLAT CEMETERY HEADSTONES $55
Photographs and Index

WHITE HILLS CEMETERY HEADSTONES $55
Photographs and Index

Bendigo Computer Database

Over many years, members and volunteers have continued adding entries into our databases. They now total over a million entries.

The following is a list of searchable databases of Bendigo Local Resources currently being added to or completed on our library computers. They are available for In-Library search only.

OUR DATABASE RESOURCES
RATES, BENDIGO CITY 1856 – 1901 (ongoing project) 287,681 entries
HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS, BENDIGO 1856 – 1938 129,289 entries
BENDIGO SCHOOLS PUPIL REGISTERS 1866 – 1992 93,269 entries
FUNERAL PARLOUR RECORDS 1866 – 1968 43,020 entries
CEMETERIES (index only)
  includes all Bendigo and within 80 km radius 247,075 entries
PARISH LAND MAPS
  Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Marong, Nerring, Strathfieldsaye, White Hills, Mandurang and Lockwood Mandurang and Eaglehawk 17,808 entries
ST ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN
  Baptisms 1903 - 1984 2,460 entries
  Marriages 1859 - 1940 2,490 entries
ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL
  Baptisms 1853 - 1935 12,189 entries
  Marriages 1852 - 1963 2,872 entries
ST PAULS ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL
  Baptisms 1868 - 1987 21,128 entries
  Marriages 1868 - 1985 9,536 entries
OTHER ANGLICAN DIOCESES covering a huge area
  Baptisms 36,147 entries
  Marriages 7,085 entries
UNITING, METHODIST & PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
  Baptisms 8,375 entries
  Marriages 1,335 entries
CHURCH BURIALS Index 8,059 entries
DISCOVER BENDIGO, Newspaper articles by James Lerk (index) 826 entries
LOCAL BOOKS, Indexing those published without an Index 28,443 entries
EAGLEHAWK RATES 1855 - 1899 (not complete) 8,023 entries
HUNTLY VOTERS' ROLLS 1867 - 1887 (not complete) 2,085 entries
CHURCH CONFIRMATIONS Index 26,163 entries
LOCAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES 1,710 entries
LOCAL DEATH CERTIFICATES 1,309 entries
HEATHCOTE TOWNSHIP RATES 1864-1892 15,032 entries


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