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Casey Cardinia Local History

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Dempsey/Darby Family Reunion

Dempsey/Darby Family Reunion
William Dempsey and Mary Darby were born in Kildare, Ireland in 1794 and 1797 respectively. They married and had three children, John (1817), Catherine (1821) and Mary (1825). 26 March 2017 will be 188 years to the day since William arrived in Australia. (from their flyer which was given to us by one of our members, it is available on the web [...]

Beginners/Refresher night – Feb...

Beginners/Refresher night – February 2017 workshop
Join Wendy in an exciting beginner’s workshop to kick off our 2017 workshop program. Wendy will show you tools to assist you to prepare your workspace and give you some handy hints on beginning your journey into family history. Wendy will also incorporate some revision into tonight’s class so that if you’re feeling a little [...]

Stuff you need to know! (SEHA Seminar...

Stuff you need to know! (SEHA Seminar Day)
Join the South Eastern Historical Association(SEHA) at the Narre Warren Mechanics Institute Hall for a day full of stuff you need to know! 10.30 to 11.15 am we will be looking at why your historical society should be using a family history database for local history. 11.15 to 12 noon we will be exploring Trove and looking at the tools you nee [...]

NW&DFHG February Meeting

NW&DFHG February Meeting
If you have research interests in the United Kingdom (as most of us do) this is a meeting not to be missed. We are very excited to welcome member Penny Harris-Jennings as our guest speaker this month. As we know, online sites have birth, death and marriage and census information, but where do we go to learn about the lives of our ancestors? P [...]

For some the bell tolled: a World War...

For some the bell tolled: a World War 1 walk in Harkaway Cemetery
Join us on a walk through the beautiful and historic Harkaway Cemetery as we look at how the Great War impacted on the lives of this community. Tea and coffee will be served at the conclusion of the tour. $5 per adult (children under 15 years free) Bookings are essential, payment will be collected on the day.

Mechanics Institute, Talk from the Ba...

Mechanics Institute, Talk from the Balcony

NW&DFHG Christmas Lunch

NW&DFHG Christmas Lunch
We’re celebrating Christmas and the end of a great year for the family history group at the Cranbourne RSL. We hope to see many members there on the day, with their partners, other family members or friends. Lunch & drinks at own cost. RSVP to Lynne (8787 5558 or president@nwfhg.or [...]

NW&DFHG December General Meeting

NW&DFHG December General Meeting
There will be no speaker for the December meeting. Instead after what I am sure will be a truncated meeting, a period of frivolous enjoyment will take place. The committee I hear have planned an evening of fun and games. So come one come all, but don’t forget to bring a plate with a small offering upon same. Oh and wear something Christ [...]

Help raise funds. “Local Matter...

Help raise funds. “Local Matters” at Grill’d Fountain Gate.
We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Fountain Gate this November! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. HOW YOU CAN HELP? We’d love your suppo [...]


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