Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

National Family History Month

August is National Family History Month, so we are celebrating by bringing out our 1918 cloth embroidered with the signatures of many local people. It was compiled for the Methodist Church, but many other people are included. You can find a full list of the names HERE.

As part of the month, we will have a special day, from 10am to 3pm, on Tuesday 27 August, where we waive research fees for the day, and have people ready and waiting to help you find your families in the local records. Of special interest are our indexes to grocer's records for the 1880s and 1890s where you can find what your family ate (or drank!), and the school rolls from the 1890s onwards.

If that does not grab you, how about checking out the indexes to payments to the local Nightman's clients in the 1930s and 1940s?

Or, failing everything else, you can list your interest in your families, in case someone else contacts us asking about them.

Entry by gold coin donation.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Wellington Shire Heritage Network

Wellington Shire has released a brochure giving details of 25 members of the Wellington Shire Heritage Network, with contact details, opening hours etc.

Want to know where/when to find us, other historical societies, family history groups and small local contact groups?

Would you like a copy to help you plan your research or visit to the area? Send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to us at P.O. Box 145, Stratford 3862, and we will send a copy to you in the mail. We may even include some other literature on the area/society as well.

In the local area you can pick up a copy at your local Visitor Information Centre.