Our New Members’ Kits, available on joining WGI, hold extensive information, including internet sites you may find helpful, as well as family charts etc.

The volunteer Duty Officers at our Research Centre are happy to help you begin your family research journey.

You will gain from their individual attention and advice to enable you to learn how to ‘Do It Yourself’.

You will be introduced and encouraged to make full use of our online subscriptions to and and our extensive library collection.  This is all free of charge to members.  Non members pay $25 per day for the use of our facilities.

Where Do I begin?


New Members Starting Out Help

If you are beginning or returning to research and would like help to get started or to update your research using the new web-sites

we can help

To book – contact WGI when open

or email


Family History Centre

Located within the Bass Coast Library Complex,

Murray Street

Wonthaggi, Victoria