Geelong Family History Group

For immigrants to the Port Phillip District (Victoria) did you know that in the 19th century the LARGEST immigration port outside Melbourne (Hobson’s Bay) was Point Henry (Geelong)?

Tens of thousands of immigrants arrived and often stayed in the Geelong region before moving on to other parts of Port Phillip and further afield.  Many also returned to the region at a later stage, particularly after not having success on the goldfields.

Did your ancestors spend any time in the Geelong Region?

Visit the Geelong Family History Group table at the Sale Family History Expo for:

  • Local publications for sale
  • Advice and help on using the Geelong & District Database (free with more than 1.7 million records)
  • Advice and help on resources for Geelong & District

Come and visit us at the VAFHO Family History Expo.



Address: PO Box 1187, Geelong 3220

Submitted by Susie Zada for the Geelong Family History Group: exhibitors at the VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.


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