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Research Room closing 30 July 2017

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Casey Cardinia Local History

Details on our Casey Cardinia Collection, Casey Cardinia Combined Index, Casey Cardinia Remembers project and other local history resources.

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It’s the end of an era!

It’s the end of an era!
Without fanfare or witness our two volunteers, Eileen and Jane closed our Narre Warren Research Room for the very last time at 4 pm today. It would be fair to say that after 25 years at the Narre Warren Library, it’s the end of an era for the family history group. So, I guess we can take a moment to be sad, and then we can look forward [...]

National Family History Month: Gettin...

National Family History Month: Getting your family history into print
Monday 14 August – 10.30 am to 2.45 pm Meeting Room, Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne 3977 National Family History Month: Getting your family history into print 10.30 – 11.30: Blogs, eBooks and websites for family history publishing with Lynne Blogs, eBooks and websites are a cost effective and immediate way of recor [...]

NW&DFHG August Meeting & AG...

NW&DFHG August Meeting & AGM
Saturday August 12th at 2.oo pm. Katie Wood Archivist at Melbourne University Katie Wood is an Archivist at Melbourne University. She will give us an overview of the University’s collection and how they may be used for Genealogical and local History Research. Katie will also point us in the direction of any collections that have relevance to [...]

South Africa, India and Burma: Coloni...

South Africa, India and Burma: Colonies of the British Empire
The Topic for the July workshop is researching South Africa, India and Burma, all colonies of the British Empire. Many of our family are connected to these British colonies.The information that will be conveyed in this lesson is pertinent to all that have British ancestors sailing to Australia. This lesson will allow you to learn about the t [...]

NW&DFHG July Meeting

NW&DFHG July Meeting
Saturday July 8th at 2.00 pm. Ken James – Author Ken James has written many books with one of the latest being These walls speak volumes, co-authored with Pam Baragwanath. This book has over 1000 Mechanics institutes in the book relating to the history of Mechanics Institutes in Victoria. His talk will be titled “These walls do speak Vo [...]

Casey Cardinia Libraries & famil...

Casey Cardinia Libraries & family history with Heather
Monday 19 June – 7 pm in the Meeting Room, Narre Warren Library. Casey Cardinia Libraries & family history with Heather Do you use all the services your local libraries offer? Do you know the many ways that Casey Cardinia Libraries can help you with your family history? Sure, they offer you Ancestry for free, but they can also help [...]

NW&DFHG June Meeting

NW&DFHG June Meeting
Jane Rivett-Carnac will give a talk on the value of using Trove.  How to access it and what little treasures you can find in the newspapers from 100 years ago.   How to print out what you find. How you can minimise the number of results you are looking for. What type of articles are you looking for.?   Jane is very well versed in using Trove [...]

FamilySearch with Lynne

FamilySearch with Lynne
FamilySearch has much to offer the family historian and its free. Join us as we explore the millions of records, family trees and downloadable books and resources on this fabulous website. $5 visitors/members free Enquiries, further information, bookings – research.officer@nw [...]

Winter Timetable

Winter Timetable
Just a reminder that now it’s May we have switched to our Winter Timetable.  Our Research Room will not be open on Thursday nights until October. From now until the end of September, the Research Room will be open to members and visitors on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights. Our meetings will be on the s [...]