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Bairnsdale Cemetery Project
Transcribe, index, photograph and publish a database of all burials at the Bairnsdale Cemetery
This project commenced many years ago and invovled the photographing of every headstone and plaque in the Bairnsdale Cemetery. This, together with the sextons records, registers and maps created by the group provide the most complete record possible of those buried in the Bairnsdale cemetery.
Digitising The Archive of Research Requests
Since   the   formation   of   East   Gippsland   Family   History   Group   in   1979   many   thousands   of   expert   volunteer hours    have    been    spent    responding    to    research    requests    from    all    over    the    world.        All    this    work    has    been accumulating   into   a   very   valuable   resource   for   researchers.   Currently   it   is   all   in   ring   files   and   plastic   envelopes with   a   card   index   system   that   allows   access   to   those   present   in   the   rooms.   We   have   started   a   project   to   copy each   page   and   link   the   pages   to   a   database   of   names.   This   will   protect   the   many   hours   invested   by   our members   from   fire   or   flood   and   also   make   the   information   easier   for   family   historians   to   access.   This   a   huge undertaking   as   there   are   many   thousands   of   pages   to   copy   and   enter   in   to   the   database.   Anyone   interested   in helping out?
East Gippsland Family History Groupinc.
In addition to providing research facilites for family historians the East Gippsland Family History Group is engaged in many projects to which preserve localthe heritage and Culture of East Gippsland and the wider Australian Community
Many thousands of hours have been spent bringing this project to reality. What we end up with is unique resources for future generations. A permanent website with the names, biographies and photograph (where possible) of every East Gippslander who lost their life as a result of their participation in the First World War is published to our website:  This is an ongoing project and not all biographies have yet been written.