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Casey Cardinia Local History

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NW&DFHG September General Meetin...

NW&DFHG September General Meeting
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.

National Family History Month Worksho...

National Family History Month Workshop
We’re celebrating National Family History Month with two excellent daytime workshops. 10.15 am to 11.45 Being Organised 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 [...]

NW&DFHG August AGM

NW&DFHG August AGM
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 [...]

Cemeteries and Finding the Dearly Dep...

Cemeteries and Finding the Dearly Departed: July Workshop
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 [...]

NW&DFHG July General Meeting

NW&DFHG July General Meeting
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 [...]

NW&DFHG June General Meeting

NW&DFHG June General Meeting
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 [...]

Afternoon at the Library: Berwick Mec...

Afternoon at the Library: Berwick Mechanics’ Institute & Free Library Inc.
Normally closed on Wednesdays, the Berwick Mechanics’ Institute are celebrating Library Week with the inaugural Talk from the Balcony. If you’re interested in Berwick’s history you won’t want to miss Neil Lucas talking about his early days in Berwick from the balcony.

May Workshop: Family History Software

May Workshop: Family History Software
Come and see three ways of documenting your family history discoveries. Wendy will demonstrate Family Tree Maker, Lynne will demonstrate Legacy and Jane will be showing us what can be done with MS Excel. Cost: Members – no charge / Non members – $5.00  

Delving Into Our Past – Casey C...

Delving Into Our Past – Casey Cardinia Heritage Festival
The Casey Cardinia region has a rich heritage with many treasures waiting to be discovered. Delve into the history of the area through the displays and artefacts provided by local heritage and historical groups and find answers to your local family history or questions. The Narre Warren & District Family History Group will be there to he [...]