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Cranbourne Library - 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne.

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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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NW & DFHG October General Meetin...

NW & DFHG October General Meeting
Tonight’s meeting will be an in-house activity where we’re asking members to talk about an interesting or unusual headstone or cemetery story. Bring along a picture on a usb if you’d like to show as well as tell.  

Peace at last: a World War 1 Walk in ...

Peace at last: a World War 1 Walk in Lang Lang Cemetery
Join us on a walk through the beautiful and historic Lang Lang Cemetery as we explore its connections with the Great War. Forty-eight families watched, waited and worried for 98 men who enlisted and tried to make it safely back home. Twenty-four made the supreme sacrifice; 15 were killed in action on the battlefields of the Western Front, 2 w [...]

NW&DFHG September General Meetin...

NW&DFHG September General Meeting
Berwick Military Medals has been part of our local community for more than ten years. This family business has showcased Michael Madden’s expertise in the preservation and framing of servicemen and womens’ medals. Service medals cannot be reissued if they are lost, stolen or damaged after the death of the person they were issued to. You [...]

NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting

NW&DFHG Annual General Meeting
We’ve all got family history treasures that we’d like to keep and pass down through the family. But how many of us are storing them in ways that will prevent their deterioration and enable us to do so? Angela Henricksen from Archival Survival is coming to help! No need to book – visitors are always welcome.

NW & DFHG July General Meeting

NW & DFHG July General Meeting
We’re thrilled to welcome Lisa Habermann to our July meeting as our guest speaker. Lisa will be talking to us about putting and writing our living history into a book. Life Writing is a great way to hand down your living history to family members; to simply keep for yourself; or to send out into the world! If anyone has ever told you, [...]

NW&DFHG June general meeting

NW&DFHG June general meeting
Ann Copeland (SLV photo) We’re very excited to welcome Ann Copeland to our June meeting. Ann is a librarian in the Family History team at the State Library Victoria. She joined the team in 2011, prior to that she worked in university libraries. Ann became interested in genealogy when she started researching her own family over 10 years [...]

NW&DFHG April General Meeting

NW&DFHG April General Meeting
We’re very excited to have one of members presenting a talk this month. Anne Blair will demonstrate how to access Scottish records through the ScotlandsPeople website. This site has the official Government records for births, deaths and marriages, plus census returns and old parish records for Scotland. There is no joining fee on the Sc [...]

NW&DFHG March General Meeting

NW&DFHG March General Meeting
Researching, know your facts. A guide to expand your research beyond local records. Penny Harris will be sharing some fabulous insights about research and extending the possibility of discovering further information in Australia and beyond with us. All family history researchers from beginners to advanced will find something of interest in Pe [...]

NW&DFHG February Meeting

NW&DFHG February Meeting
A century after the guns fell silent Pakenham’s WWI volunteers, 1914-18 Our guest speaker for February is Patrick Ferry who is in the process of writing a book on  Pakenham’s WW1 volunteers. Patrick will give a talk about some of the really interesting characters from his research. He will also talk a little about the St Patrick&# [...]