Bega Valley Genealogy Society


Members and visitors are welcome to use the Bega Valley Genealogy Society’s research services and extensive library which is continually expanding. We have:

  • A large local section with books indexed for surnames
  • Surnames index
  • Microfiche readers
  • Microfilm readers
  • Local newspapers on microfilm
  • Five computers holding over 300 CDs
  • BDM indexes for all Australian states
  • ‘Family Search’ for international births and marriages
  • Internet access to many free, family history sites
  • ‘Find My Past’, covering UK, Scottish Census, Ireland, Australasia, the World (all of them) plus USA & Canada
  • British Newspapers on the Internet


  • Toilets
  • Car and Bus parking
  • Disable Access to Main Library and Courthouse

We also produce a newsletter and have books for sale.


Remembering Bega Valley Servicemen of World War 1

Battlefield of War Related Deaths

RememberingThis is the story of the 185 men from the Bega Valley who lost their lives in WW1 and whose names are shown on the various War Memorials located throughout our Shire.  Each of these Servicemen has his own unique story and we have endeavoured to share this with you by writing a biography on each person.  details of their families, their schooling. leisure time activities and their employment prior to enlisting have been included.  The way in which the grieving families dealt with their great loss has also been researched.

Example 2By putting these heroes’ stories in print, we trust that the promise made long ago of ‘ We Will Remember Them’ has partly been fulfilled.                                               Pat Raymond

This book is a wonderful keepsake for family members of the servicemen and also an excellent reference book for researchers.

Example 1For more information see our page “WW1 Book Launch”

Click on the image for an larger view.



BOOK  $40 plus Postage $10

This book can be purchased by EFT, Direct Deposit or Cheque of $50.

Bega Valley Genealogy Society Inc.

BSB:   633 – 000       Account:  141000307

Email a copy of the EFT or Direct Deposit slip to:

Include your:

  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Book Title

Or you may send a cheque or a copy of the bank’s deposit receipt to :

Bega Valley Genealogy Society    PO Box 19  Pambula NSW 2549