We are delighted to welcome Celestina Sagazio back to talk to us once again. There is no doubt that Celestina will be informative but ever so entertaining as she delves into the history of the Springvale Botanical Cemetery.
The Springvale Botanical Cemetery (the Necropolis, Springvale) opened in 1902 and is one of the most important early twe [...]
We’re celebrating Pakenham Cemetery’s 150th Anniversary with a tour focusing on the indomitable spirit of some of the women who rest there.
Many of our women overcame hardship and adversity, a few did not. Some were leaders in their time while others were caught in tragic circumstances which they managed to overcome, but some didn [...]
Our October meeting will feature an in-house activity where we’d like you to bring those Halloween skeletons in your closet out to dance. It will be all about your family and what you have in your family history that is special to you.
We would like all members to bring one fact to share with us about their family. Maybe it is that you [...]
We’re delighted to welcome Anne Major from the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS) to our meeting this month. Anne will be talking to us about using some of the Lesser Known English Records for family history research.
Visitors are always welcome – there is no need to book, just come on the day.
We’re celebrating National Family History Month with two excellent daytime workshops.
10.15 am to 11.45
Keeping track of where you’ve been and what you’ve found saves time and money and helps you stay on your tree.
1 pm to 2.30 pm
Don’t forget the source!
We will look at what sources are, how to use them and why you shou [...]
Preserving the past for the future: taking care of your digital records.
Heather Arnold, Local History Librarian for the Casey Cardinia Library Corporation is fresh from a 4 day workshop on digital records and their preservation. And, we’re delighted that she is going to share this new found knowledge with us.
Our August meeting will al [...]
Jane at work at the Lang Lang Cemetery.
Two questions that give family researchers a headache are:
How did they get here?…must have swum!
Where are they?….must be dead or he’s 130 years old!
This workshop will focus on the dearly departed. How to find them when they are not where you think they should be. How you can be led down the wrong p [...]
It’s an in-house meeting this month with a special treat. We’re asking members and visitors to Bring & Bragg your family military items and documents. It’s an opportunity to share your family’s military memorabilia and stories.
As a special treat Wayne & Lyn McAliece will have a marvellous display of mi [...]
Sydney, NSW. Australian troops en route for the South African War(1899-1902), riding through the streets.
BOER WAR – The Boer War is an event that many of us would benefit from learning more about if we are to understand its significance. We are privileged to have Robin Droogleever, author of Colonel Tom’s boys: being the regiment [...]