Researching in Victoria

These organisations are an integral part of VAFHO – Victorian Association of Family History Organisations – and provide key web sites that shoud be used for Victorian Research.  You should also consider the VAFHO Member Organisations who cater for local and regional Victorian Research:

Victorian Research ResourceDescription
Public Record Office VictoriaPublic Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold around 100kms of records dating from 1830s right up to the present day.
Our impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria.
State Library of VictoriaCome and discover State Library Victoria – explore a world of information and stories, and enjoy free tours, exhibitions, events and family fun.
FamilySearchFind Your Roots
Family History is the story of who you are and where you came from.
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Genealogical Society of VictoriaDiscover a world of family history at the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and be part of a community of members, staff and volunteers dedicated to promoting and assisting family history research.
Family History Connections (formerly AIGS)Family History Connections (FHC) is a Library and Research Centre staffed by volunteer members for the benefit of FHC members and visitors.
There is a paid, part-time Office Manager, who carries out the day to day running of the organization. Volunteer members assist by carrying out all the other tasks required to competently operate the Library and assist members with their research.
Victorian BDMs - Search your Family HistoryRecords of significant moments in life - such as births, marriages and deaths - can provide unique insight into your family history and your identity.
National Archives of AustraliaA Myriad of records but some of particular interest to Victorians: Naturalisations, Alien Registrations, and Post Offices.
Australian War MemorialSearch for Military personnel and photographs from numerous conflicts