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Cranbourne Library - 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne.

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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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NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting

NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting
We’ve all got family history treasures that we’d like to keep and pass down through the family. But how many of us are storing them in ways that will prevent their deterioration and enable us to do so? Angela Henricksen from Archival Survival is coming to help! No need to book – visitors are always welcome.

NW & DFHG July General Meeting

NW & DFHG July General Meeting
We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Habermann to our July meeting as our guest speaker. Lisa will be talking to us about putting and writing our living history into a book. Life Writing is a great way to hand down your living history to family members; to simply keep for yourself; or to send out into the world! If anyone has ever told you, [...]

NW&DFHG June general meeting

NW&DFHG June general meeting
Ann Copeland (SLV photo) We’re very excited to welcome Ann Copeland to our June meeting. Ann is a librarian in the Family History team at the State Library Victoria. She joined the team in 2011, prior to that she worked in university libraries. Ann became interested in genealogy when she started researching her own family over 10 years [...]

NW&DFHG April General Meeting

NW&DFHG April General Meeting
We’re very excited to have one of members presenting a talk this month. Anne Blair will demonstrate how to access Scottish records through the ScotlandsPeople website. This site has the official Government records for births, deaths and marriages, plus census returns and old parish records for Scotland. There is no joining fee on the Sc [...]

NW&DFHG March General Meeting

NW&DFHG March General Meeting
Researching, know your facts. A guide to expand your research beyond local records. Penny Harris will be sharing some fabulous insights about research and extending the possibility of discovering further information in Australia and beyond with us. All family history researchers from beginners to advanced will find something of interest in Pe [...]

NW&DFHG February Meeting

NW&DFHG February Meeting
A century after the guns fell silent Pakenham’s WWI volunteers, 1914-18 Our guest speaker for February is Patrick Ferry who is in the process of writing a book on  Pakenham’s WW1 volunteers. Patrick will give a talk about some of the really interesting characters from his research. He will also talk a little about the St Patrick&# [...]

They answered the call: a World War 1...

They answered the call: a World War 1 walk in Cranbourne Cemetery
Join us for a walk around this historic cemetery and listen to our stories of the brave men, women and families associated with Cranbourne Cemetery and the Great War. Bookings are essential. Tea and coffee will be served at the conclusion of the tour. No charge for children under 15. $5 per head payable on the day.

Find and trace your military ancestor...

Find and trace your military ancestors.
Find and trace your military ancestors. As part of the Writing the War Exhibition currently at Cranbourne Library, our Research Room will be open on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November between 11 am and 2 pm. We will have more than the usual compliment of volunteers plus our Local History Librarian, Heather Arnold waiting to help [...]

NW&DFHG December Meeting

NW&DFHG December Meeting
December meeting and breakup 13 December 2017. After a new attempt for the shortest meeting. An evening of frivolity will follow, with games, laughter and a sumptuous supper provided by the members. Please don’t forget to bring a plate, preferably, with something on it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.