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Video about WGGS

West Gippsland Genealogical Society
See side panel for an informative video about WGGS

Next Meeting:27/06/2024
Monthly Meeting-
Guest Speaker: Vaughan FOX
Author of 140 years of Warragul Fire Brigade history

News release !!

Thank You
Baw Baw Shire Community Grants
We qualified for a Grant this year and have
upgraded 2 computers and 2 scanner printers
President Barbara happily checks one of the new acquisitions (December 2023)

Library Opening Hours
Wednesdays and Thursdays
10.00 am - 2.00 pm
2nd Saturday in Month
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
4th Sunday in Month 2.00pm - 4.00 pm

Forecast of 38 degrees and above
Library will be closed

A Tribute to Those Who Served Order Form

Indexes for
"A Tribute to Those Who Served" WW1 stories
Download the following:
Index Vol 1 - Warragul Cemetery
Index Vol 2 - Drouin-Drouin West Cemeteries
Vol 2 - list of graves

Index Vol 3 - Warragul Cemetery
Index Vol 4 - Yarragon Cemetery
Vol 4 - Yarragon Grave Numbers
Index Vol 5 - Neerim Cemetery
Vol 5 - Neerim Grave Numbers

WGGS Project - Life stories of WW1 Service Personnel buried or Remembered in the Warragul, Drouin, Drouin West, Yarragon and Neerim Victoria Cemeteries. The following are a list of people so far identified in each cemetery- If you know of others please contact us.
Neerim Cemetery

The following forms are fillable .pdf's for family research download and save and fill in and save or print - enjoy
Family Group Sheet
A bit about us
The West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc. is a non profit group formed in 1983 at Warragul. The Society's aim is to promote and assist the study of Family History, and to preserve records relating to the West Gippsland Region of the State of Victoria, Australia.
Our library is situated in the Old Shire Office building in the centre of Warragul - details are on the library page.
We are an incorporated organisation
Inc. No. A0023591F
ABN: 42597230613
What we do

The society has a large repository of local information plus Australian and International resources.

Members are very active in collecting and indexing local information such as cemetery and school records, continually adding to the valuable resource for future generations.

The society has recently published two new pioneer family books recording some of the rich history of the families who settled in the area covered by the Baw Baw Shire. See the Books section for details

WGGS towns and districts

West Gippsland districts and towns
Aberfeldy, Allambee, Allambee South, Athlone, Bona Vista, Bullswamp,
Buln Buln, Buln Buln East, Bunyip, Brandy Creek, Bravington, Childers, Cloverlea, Coalville, Coopers Creek, Cora Lynn, Crossover,  Darlimurla, Darnum , Drouin, Drouin East, Drouin South ,Drouin West, Ellinbank, Erica Ferndale, Fumina, Fumina South, Gainsborough, Garfield, Gould, Hallora, Hallston, Heath Hill, Hill End, Icy Creek, lona, Jeetho, Jindivick, Labertouche, Lang Lang, Lardner, Lillico, Loch,
Loch Valley, Longwarry, Mirboo North, Modella, Moe, Moondarra,
Mountain View, Mt Baw Baw, Mt Eccles, Mt Erica, Mt Worth, Narracan,
Narracan East, Nayook , Neerim , Neerim East, Neerim Junction,
Neerim North, Neerim South, Nilma, Nilma North, Nyora, Palmer,
Parkers Corner, Piedmont, Poowong , Poowong East, Powelltown, Ranceby, Rawson, Ripplebrook, Rokeby, Rosworth, Seaview, Shady Creek, Strzelecki, Sunny Creek, Tanjil Bren, Tanjil South, Tarago, Tetoora Road, Thorpdale, Thorpdale South, Tonimbuk, Tooronga,Topiram,Torwood, Trafalgar, Trida, Triholm, TyersJunction, Vervale, Vesper, Walhalla, Warragul,
Warragul West, Watson, Westbury.

WGGS Members

The West Gippsland Genealogical Society Inc. has around 170 members. The society conducts a general meeting once a month, with the management committees meeting more often depending on the projects that are in progress. The monthly meetings consist of general business and usually a guest speaker of interest to all our members.