Jane at work at the Lang Lang Cemetery.
Two questions that give family researchers a headache are:
How did they get here?…must have swum!
Where are they?….must be dead or he’s 130 years old!
This workshop will focus on the dearly departed. How to find them when they are not where you think they should be. How you can be led down the wrong p [...]
It’s an in-house meeting this month with a special treat. We’re asking members and visitors to Bring & Bragg your family military items and documents. It’s an opportunity to share your family’s military memorabilia and stories.
As a special treat Wayne & Lyn McAliece will have a marvellous display of mi [...]
Sydney, NSW. Australian troops en route for the South African War(1899-1902), riding through the streets.
BOER WAR – The Boer War is an event that many of us would benefit from learning more about if we are to understand its significance. We are privileged to have Robin Droogleever, author of Colonel Tom’s boys: being the regiment [...]
Normally closed on Wednesdays, the Berwick Mechanics’ Institute are celebrating Library Week with the inaugural Talk from the Balcony. If you’re interested in Berwick’s history you won’t want to miss Neil Lucas talking about his early days in Berwick from the balcony.
Come and see three ways of documenting your family history discoveries. Wendy will demonstrate Family Tree Maker, Lynne will demonstrate Legacy and Jane will be showing us what can be done with MS Excel.
Cost: Members – no charge / Non members – $5.00
The Casey Cardinia region has a rich heritage with many treasures waiting to be discovered. Delve into the history of the area through the displays and artefacts provided by local heritage and historical groups and find answers to your local family history or questions.
The Narre Warren & District Family History Group will be there to he [...]
The Strange and Macabre Tales of Scottish Body Snatchers
Our guest speaker this month is Susan McLean.
The early 1800s was a period in Scottish history when Scottish medical schools, especially Edinburgh, were leading the world in medical teaching and research.
A student could not qualify as a doctor without having dissected at least one body [...]
Just a reminder that we have now switched to our Winter timetable, which means:
our Research Room will be open on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights
our general meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm and not Wednesday nights
Our Early Bird Membership offer applies from now until 30t [...]
Join us for a stroll through the beautiful and historic Berwick Cemetery as we peel away the layers of time and examine the cemetery’s connections with the Great War. Our stories embrace 100 men from over 70 families – all linked to Berwick Cemetery and the community it served.
Twenty-eight men did not return, they are still in France, Galli [...]