The Ballarat & District Genealogical Society was formed in 1978 as a breakaway group from the Ballarat Historical Society. The aim of the society is to help people discover their family history. To have appropriate records available, with guidance in ways to research and record their history and genealogy. Ballarat is in the Central Highlands of Victoria about 115km from Melbourne. There is a wealth of information on this site so take some time to explore what is available.