We have a huge database ready and waiting. 

Search this database for more than family names. You will need to think laterally as some items are listed by the person's first name ie: William Johnes, not Johnes William as expected.

Also remember the name may be entered phonetically, or spelled with double or single letters. You will also find paddle steamer names, events, places, and much more.

There may be a lot of information, or not much at all, however, all these names are on our database for a reason.

Our Research Database is available for download in these three sections.

We update our inhouse database regularly, so if your name is not here please ask a researcher.

Researchers, please note that we hold all editions of the local newspaper "Riverine Herald" from 1863-1997 on microfilm. Copies of the "Riv" from March 1998 to December 2001  have also been uploaded to Trove.  Papers from 2002 forward are available in the EHS Research Centre.

Most issues to 1903 have been indexed, but as Trove has the paper online to 1954 we are focusing on 1955 forward which can be very time consuming to research. If you require research please give us plenty of time and an approximate date.

Indexing of 1955 to 1959 has now been completed.  Editions from the 1960's to the 1990's are currently being indexed. This project is ongoing, so stay tuned as new indexes are added regularly.

Family and Business Research

Property/Land - where your family lived

If you find it difficult to access Trove please feel free to contact us for assistance via our films.
This project is ongoing with new indexes added regularly.

Research Fee $30 first enquiry. Further research may incur charges @ $30 per hour,
however client will be advised prior to any further work being done.

Photocopy sheets $1 each.

Payment for research can be made by EFT, cheque or money order, or call. See details on form.

To ask for our assistance please mail, email, or phone us - details can be found on our Contact Us page.

Alternatively, you can download our research form
All enquiries incur a $30 basic research fee with no guarantee that information will be found.
It is important to provide as much detail as possible (e.g. dates, names, locations, etc).

This will help to establish the correct family / property details are provided.
It takes at least a couple of hours to locate a connection to enquiries and even longer in searching rates notices and newspaper articles.

Please note: Due to the nature of our archives self research is not possible.
The archivists are always available by appointment, or can be contacted by mail or email.
Also note an embargo may apply to some sensitive records/files.
For those travelling some distance, for research purposes or to view family artefacts we may have, it is recommended that you contact us prior to your visit to make an appointment.


While every effort is made to validate research inquiries that are undertaken, Echuca Historical Society cannot be held responsible for any errors or incorrect information that may occur.

If you are visiting our new Research Centre please access through Museum

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Email: eh.soc@bigpond.com
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