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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 [...]

Massive Multiple Households Garage Sa...

Massive Multiple Households Garage Sale
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…………………..

NW&DFHG October Meeting

NW&DFHG October Meeting
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 [...]

Out and About in Tarnagulla 2014

Out and About in Tarnagulla 2014
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 [...]

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 [...]