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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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Trove with Jane Rivett-Carnac

Trove with Jane Rivett-Carnac
Trove is a treasure! It has much to offer a family historian, if you have only looked at newspapers you could be missing vital clues and information, join us and explore the wonderful world of Trove. $5 visitors/members free Enquiries, further information, bookings – research.officer@& [...]

Mechanics Institute, Talk From The Ba...

Mechanics Institute, Talk From The Balcony

NW&DFHG March Meeting

NW&DFHG March Meeting
Wednesday 8th March is International Women’s Day and we’ll be sharing some of the stories we’ve found while researching our cemetery tours. We have tales to tell of tragic circumstances, hardships, achievements and the occasional triumph over adversity. We have found many women whose tales deserve to be told and remembered. Our Cemetery Tours [...]

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

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