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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 CEMETERY MEMORIALS $22.00
Full Transcripts of Headstones

KANGAROO FLAT CEMETERY MEMORIALS $11.00
Full Transcripts of Headstones

WHITE HILLS CEMETERY MEMORIALS $11.00
Full Transcripts of Headstones

EAGLEHAWK CEMETERY MEMORIALS $11.00
Full Transcripts of Headstones

BENDIGO BENEVOLENT ASYLUM INDEX $5.50
1860 - 1941

BENDIGO NORTHERN DISTRICTS CEMETERIES INDEX $11.00
Over 30,000 names within 80 kms

BENDIGO SOUTHERN DISTRICTS CEMETERIES INDEX $11.00
Over 30,000 names within 80 kms

GRAVEL HILL, BENDIGO, SCHOOL PUPIL REGISTER INDEX 1875-1925 $16.50
16.639 entries

SANDHURST PARISH LAND MAPS INDEX $16.50
Includes Bendigo, White Hills, Kangaroo Flat, Eaglehawk, Epsom & Ascot

ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, BENDIGO $6.60
Baptism Index 1903 - 1925, 557 entries
Marriage Index 1859 - 1925, 2,650 entries cross referenced

ALL SAINTS ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL INDEX $16.60
Baptism Index 1853 - 1935
Marriage Index 1852 - 1963

SANDHURST POST OFICE UNCLAIMED LETTERS LIST 1856 $5.50

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 $8.00

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

The Bendigo Family History Group (AIGS) have created many databases on their computer, more extensive than the indexes that have been published on fiche.

The Computer Data base is only searchable on our computer on days when we are on duty at the Library (Wed 11-4 & Sat 10-1) and only with the assistance of a duty person.  Print outs are available, and we answer queries by mail.
Unrestricted indexes have been published:

Bendigo Schools, pupil registers 1866-1992 32,906 entries

Funeral Parlour Records 1866-1968 27,852 entries, only part complete

Cemeteries, includes all Bendigo and within 80 km radius 245,568 entries (index only)

Parish Land Maps, Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, Marong, Nerring, Strathfieldsaye, White Hills, Lockwood, Eaglehawk, Mandurang 17,808 entries

Rates, Bendigo city, 1856-1885 178,376 entries, ongoing project

Hospital Admissions, Bendigo hospital 1856-1938 113,157 entries, not quite complete

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church baptisms 1903-1984 2,235 entries

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church marriages 1859-1940 2,490 entries

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral Baptisms 1853-1935 10,906 entries

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral Marriages 1852-1963 2,490 entries

St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral baptisms 1868-1987 21,128 entries

St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral marriages 1868-1985 9,536 entries

Other Anglican Diocese churches, covering a huge area
Baptisms 10,646 entries

Other Anglican diocese churches, covering a huge area
Marriages 3,166 entries

Uniting Churches, Methodist and Presbyterian, baptisms 3,782 entries

Uniting Churches, Methodist and Presbyterian, marriages 375 entries

Discover Bendigo, newspaper articles by James Lerk 462 articles indexed

Local books, Indexing those published without an index 21,180 entries




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