Family history research aims to put our ancestors in an historical and social context, starting with names, places and dates

Our unique website feature, Name Search will indicate names listed on our database. If you find the name of an ancestor and wish for more information, please complete the Research Request form and email or post to us.

The Colac & District Family History Group has created an extensive collection of genealogical resources about local people. Free access is available to members. We have a team of volunteer research assistants to help members and non members locate information about ancestors

Non member visitors are welcome to use the resources assisted by a volunteer for a fee of $10 per hour. If you are unable to visit the History Centre, there is a minimum cost of $30 for C&DFHG research volunteers to do the search for you. Other fees may be charged for copies of photographs, certificate summaries and other photocopying.