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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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Berwick Cemetery Tour

Berwick Cemetery Tour
We’re celebrating History Week 2014 with another cemetery tour. This year we’ll be at the beautiful and historic Berwick Cemetery. Our theme for this tour is Murder and Misfortune and we have plenty of tales to tell. Light morning tea will be served after the tour, so we hope you will stay and have a chat with us. Bookings are ess [...]

Free workshop: Getting the most out o...

Free workshop: Getting the most out of Trove and Digger for family history.
Two of the most popular family history resources are the National Library’s Trove website and the Digger birth, death and marriage indexes on CD.  Are you getting as much out of them as you could be? We’re holding a 2 session workshop as part of the City of Casey’s Aging Positively Festival. And it’s free! We’d j [...]

NW&DFHG October Meeting

NW&DFHG October Meeting
Jane at work at the Lang Lang Cemetery. Our librarian, Jane Rivett-Carnac will be sharing her hints, tips and tricks for Finding the Dead at our October meeting. No bookings required and visitors are always welcome.

NW&DFHG September General Meetin...

NW&DFHG September General Meeting
We’re extending an invitation to current and prospective members to join our new President and Committee for afternoon tea. You will have an opportunity to participate in building a future vision for the family history group. We’ve got a fun filled afternoon of brainstorming on future projects, activities and social events. Visito [...]

Walter Frank Mackie

Walter Frank Mackie
One hundred years ago today, young Walter Mackie walked onto the Lang Lang football field ready to face the visiting Koo Wee Rup team. Walter Frank Mackie had been born in 1886 to parents James and Ann Mackie at Newstead. In1908 at just 22 years of age he married 19 year old Jane McCaw Rodda from Yandoit and in that same year Walter Frank Ma [...]

National Family History Month 2014 Op...

National Family History Month 2014 Open Day
Celebrate National Family History Month with us and take a stroll down memory lane as we remember the 1940s and 1950s over Morning Tea. We will have displays of photos, books and memorabilia to jog your memory. Our Research Room will be open for you to explore and take our resources for a test drive if you wish. Bookings are essential in orde [...]

Wendy Regina Brock

Wendy Regina Brock
Wendy Brock Today we have the sad task of informing members that Wendy’s long struggle with cancer ended last night (11th May, 2014). Wendy Brock joined the Narre Warren & District Family History Group in 2007 and quickly established herself as a valuable and popular member of the Group. Apart from serving as Membership Officer betw [...]

A tale of two soldiers

A tale of two soldiers
Whether we know it at the time or not, fate and coincidence often play an important part in our lives, this often comes to light while researching our family histories. On Remembrance Day 2012, this is just one story that illustrates this perfectly. from: The Times – Christchurch, New Zealand July 14 1915 A pathetic incident is reported in a [...]

National Archives of Ireland Genealog...

National Archives of Ireland Genealogy website
The National Archives of Ireland has a brand new genealogy website, only launched a few days ago and the doorway to the: Census Records for 1901 Census Records for 1911 Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837 Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917. Searchable databases and linked images of relevant pages provide free access to the records and t [...]