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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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Putting the correct women on your fam...

Putting the correct women on your family tree workshop
Join Jane for a fascinating workshop about getting the right women on your family tree. Workshops are free to NW&DFHG members and $5 for visitors who are always welcome.

Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival

Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival
Investigate the local history of your suburb or your family history. Casey Cardinia’s heritage groups will be under one roof with displays and artefacts. There will be something for all age groups and local histories will be available for purchase. Devonshire Teas will be served by the CWA throughout the day. The Narre Warren & Dist [...]

It’s May – and so, we’ve now switched to our winter timetable. The Research Room will now open on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights. General meetings will now be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2 pm instead of Wednesday nights.

NW&DFHG May General Meeting

NW&DFHG May General Meeting
Social media for family historians. Maureen Trotter, a member of our Group will talk about social media and what uses it has for family historians. Maureen’s presentation will include topics such as what types of social media there are and what you need to get started. She will offer some insights into how social media can help with you [...]

April Workshop: Copyright and Digital...

April Workshop: Copyright and Digital Preservation
Two topics that are immensely important for all family historians – copyright and digital preservation with Lynne and Heather. Lynne will be exploring copyright: we’ll be looking at what it is, how to tell if something is copyrighted or still in copyright and why it should be important to you as a researcher and also, as an autho [...]

Change of venue for our April general...

Change of venue for our April general meeting
Please note the change of venue for our April general meeting. This meeting is being held at the Narre Warren Mechanics Institute at 59 Webb  Street, Narre Warren. Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 7.30 pm. We apologise for any inconvenience – the May general meeting and those following will be held at the usual venue, the Meeting Room, at t [...]

NW&DFHG April General Meeting

NW&DFHG April General Meeting
Our guest speaker this monthwill be Yvonne Bethell from the Descendants of Convicts Group who will be talking about finding and researching convict ancestors. Please note the change of venue – this meeting will be held at the Mechanics Institute Hall, 59 Webb Street Narre Warren. Visitors are always welcome – there is no need to book, j [...]

Earning the daily bread: Occupational...

Earning the daily bread: Occupational records (March 2016 workshop)
We’re looking at occupational records this month. We will explore avenues relating to different aspects of a person’s working life. We’ll take a look at how to get the most out of some well known resources. We will also take a second look at others that sit right in front os us but we don’t think to look at them as res [...]

We’re back!

We’re back!
The Research Room will re-open 2 February 2016 at 11 am. Normal summer operating hours apply. Tuesdays and Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm and Thursday nights 7 pm to 9 pm until May.