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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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Here, Near & Far – Nationa...

Here, Near & Far – National Family History Month workshop
Our Research Room will be open to visitors and we will be serving tea and coffee throughout the day. Bring your lunch and eat it with us or buy it from one of the many shops at nearby Fountain Gate Shopping Centre. 10.30 am to 11.30 am English research and resources. Presented by Lynne. 11.45 pm to 12.45 pm New Zealand research and resources. [...]

NW&DFHG August General Meeting

NW&DFHG August General Meeting
  We are delighted to welcome Cameron and Marianne Rocke to tell us of their research into the history of the Old Cheese Factory at Berwick. Cameron was employed by the City of Berwick in the mid 1990s to study the history of the Old Cheese Factory and unexpectedly unearthed the beginnings of what is an amazing story. Marianne along with [...]

July workshop: Hatches, Matches &...

July workshop: Hatches, Matches & Dispatches on Digger and Ancestry
Join Heather and Lynne as they delve into the differences and similarities of births, deaths and marriages on Digger and Ancestry. All workshops are open to visitors ($5) – and free to members.

NW&DFHG July General Meeting

NW&DFHG July General Meeting
The Narre Warren & District Family History Group are delighted to welcome both members and visitors to our next meeting. Our guest speaker will be Linda Burridge from the Berwick Mechanics Institute Library to tell us all about the resources at BMI that will help to put your family history in context. Visitors are always welcome – t [...]

Research Room News 18 June 2016

Research Room News 18 June 2016
We’re slowly clearing the backlog of new magazines and newsletters and getting them into the new system and on the shelves.  If any of our members are waiting on specific titles – please let us know and we will try to fast track them for you. New titles in the Research Room this week and available for borrowing are: Newsletters/M [...]

Research Room News 10 June 2016

Research Room News 10 June 2016
New to the Research Room this week are a number of Unlock the Past titles: Death certificates and archaic medical terms Arrivals in Australia from 1788 British and Irish newspapers Buried treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest Digital imaging essentials: techniques and tips for genealogists and family historians (Australian edi [...]

NW&DFHG June General Meeting

NW&DFHG June General Meeting
Lambis Englezos with our Vice President, Fay at Koo Wee Rup 2015 Lambis Englezos and the Lost Diggers of Fromelles We are very excited that Lambis is joining us for our June meeting. The renowned amateur historian will be telling us about his efforts to find the remains of soldiers that were killed on that fateful night of the Battle of Frome [...]

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 [...]