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Last Update
19th of November 2017


The Society is unfortunately not in a position to provide  researchers with physical access to its collection. A small online indexed component of our records is available as part of the "Victorian Local History database" compiled by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Recently an online copy of our Indexes has been made available to our staff at Specimen Cottage. This can be used as a starting point along with other resources at the cottage, for members of the public to make a research request. Research request forms are available at Specimen Cottage.

In response to a written or email request for information, the Society will attempt to provide such information or refer the enquirer to a more appropriate source.

Costs for topics being researched are:
One name single event lookup - $10.00 for a written report
Research requiring about one hour - $40.00 for search and for a written report (Pro-rata)
Photographs - $10.00 per photograph copied to disc; plus $2.00 P&H

If the topic being researched is something that the Society feels that it can respond to then it will reply with a quote estimate, based on a Research Rate of $40 per hour. No research (except an onward referral to another source) will be conducted without the advance payment as per the quote.

Address for Bendigo Historical Society research enquiries
P.O. Box 2309 Mail Centre
Bendigo, Victoria, 3554



For genealogical research in the Bendigo region, the Society refers researchers to the following specialist organizations:
Bendigo Synagogue
Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society Inc.
P.O. Box 1049 Bendigo 3552

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (Bendigo)
P.O. Box 145 Bendigo 3552

Bendigo Synagogue
Kind permission of the Australian Jewish Historical Society.
The Sandhurst Congregation was established In 1854 and this new synagogue was completed in 1872. Built in the ‘Byzantine Style’ by Messrs. Vahland and Getzschmann, architects. Situated in present-day Hopetoun Street it was demolished in 1926.

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