Our Research Room will be closing for the Christmas break on Tuesday 9 December 2014 at 3 pm. We will be open again for research on Tuesday 3 February at 11 am.
Please note that we are happy to open the Research Room for Casey Cardinia research only during this time for visitors who do not live in the area. Please contact our Re [...]
Are you frustrated with all the records available on the Web because you never seem to be able to find the one for your ancestor?
Our guest speaker this month has spent years learning how to research effectively using predominately online tools and resources. Dave Bradley will also share his hints and tips for:
getting to the 1800s and furt [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Several households in Middlesex Court will be holding Garage Sales.
Loads of items for sale: family history magazines, bric-a-brac, toys, DVD covers, pictures, dolls clothes, children’s dress-ups and much much more…………………..
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!
Today’s meeting will focus on the dearly departed. How to find them when they are not where you think they should be. How you can be [...]
Tarnagulla has a big weekend coming up.
If you have an interest in the Victorian Gold Fields this might be for you.
From their website:
Tarnagulla is a small rural town situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, central Victoria, Australia. It is a town founded on the excitement and hope of the Victorian Gold rush and quickly developed int [...]
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.
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 [...]