Today I heard the South West Victorian content on the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society website now has a stand alone site. Entitled “Settlers in the Glenelg & Wannon Region of SW Victoria” there is plenty of information for those with Western District families. Hosted by Daryl Povey, I have used the site so much in it’s former guise. Daryl intends to keep expanding it too. Some of what you can find includes:
- Town Histories
- WW1 Memorials
- Pastoral Runs
- Links, lots of them
I first “met” Daryl through the Rootsweb Western District of Victoria mailing list over 10 years ago and I quickly found he has a vast knowledge of Western Victorian history. If anyone has a question for the list, Daryl is never far away with an answer. He has helped me out a number of times. It is also worth joining the mailing list if you have Western District links. It doesn’t have as much traffic as it used to, social media has something to do with that, but you will find some wonderful people like Daryl, just an email away willing to help with your queries.
As a result of the changes, the Casterton & District Historical Society now has a new link. I have updated my Western District Links page with the new sites.