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NW&DFHG May General Meeting

NW&DFHG May General Meeting
The Strange and Macabre Tale 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, [...]

100 Men, 100 Years: a WW1 walk in Ber...

100 Men, 100 Years: a WW1 walk in Berwick Cemetery
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 [...]

NW&DFHG April General Meeting

NW&DFHG April General Meeting
It’s an in-house meeting this month with a difference. Our April meeting is all about CONNECTING.  Many of our members and visitors are researching in the same location and possibly the same families.  This is an opportunity to share with each other stories, records, indexes and local information for your area. Come and enjoy a social n [...]

Connecting with others

Connecting with others
Our April meeting is all about connecting with others.  There are many ways to connect with people researching the same people, place, event or thing you are. If you’re a member of the Narre Warren & District Family History Group one of them is to write an article for our website or our newsletter Spreading Branches.  Issue 91 of Sp [...]

Williamstown Away Day

Williamstown Away Day
Photograph Courtesy of Travel Victoria http://www.travelvictoria.com.au/williamstown/ Come with us and explore the history of Williamstown, including the Williamstown cemetery. The Narre Warren & District Family History Group and the West Gippsland Genealogical Society have combined to create an away day to Williamstown. The morning progr [...]

Springvale Botanical Cemetery Away Da...

Springvale Botanical Cemetery Away Day
Join us on a social day exploring Springvale Botanical Cemetery. We’re going by bus from Narrre Warren and the cost is $10. Explore the fascinating history and beauty of the cemetery with an informative and fun tour, followed by complimentary refreshments. Further information is available from our treasurer (Jenny) at treasurer@nwfhg.or [...]

NW&DFHG March General Meeting

NW&DFHG March General Meeting
Women in Service World War 1 We are very fortunate to have Jenny Baker as our guest speaker. Jenny is going to share her wealth of knowledge on the contribution Australian women made to the war effort in World War 1. Visit her web page at Looking for the Evidence and you will be amazed, but better yet, come and meet her at our meeting! Visito [...]

Family History Refresher

Family History Refresher
A follow-up to the beginners workshop or a chance to update your research methods. This workshop is open to members and non-members. Cost: Members – no charge / Non members – $5.00

Beginning Family History Workshop

Beginning Family History Workshop
Start with the basics plus a few hints and tips to begin your family history research. This workshop is open to members and non-members. Cost: Members – no charge / Non members – $5.00