The latest news and information about our move to Cranbourne

Apr 25, 2017 by

We have moved to Cranbourne Library at 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne.

We will be posting information on the move and venues for meetings and workshops here as soon as it comes to hand.

Venues for meetings & workshops by month:

 

September:

Tuesday 5 September – We are opening the new Research Room on Tuesdays and Saturdays 11 am to 3 pm –

Cranbourne Library, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne (use Library entrance).

Saturday 9 September – Narre Warren & District Family History Group General Meeting – Cranbourne Library Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 2 pm. (use Library entrance).

Monday 18 September – Exploring North American connections workshop with Jane – Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 7 pm. (use Casey Radio entrance).

October:

Wednesday 11 October – Narre Warren & District Family History Group General Meeting – Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 7.30 pm. (use Casey Radio entrance).

Monday 16 October –  Ageing Positively Festival Workshop Cranbourne Library Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 10.30 am. (use Library entrance).

 November:

Wednesday 8 November – Narre Warren & District Family History Group General Meeting – Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 7.30 pm. (use Casey Radio entrance).

Monday 20 November – Remembering military ancestors with Jane – Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 7 pm. (use Casey Radio entrance).

December:

Wednesday 13 December – Narre Warren & District Family History Group General Meeting – Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne at 7.30 pm. (use Casey Radio entrance).

Casey Radio Entrance

 

The Cranbourne Complex Meeting Room is at the same address as the Cranbourne Library – the entrance is around the corner, on the side of the building that faces the Casey RACE (pool).

You will find information about how to get there, bus routes, etc. on the Casey Libraries Cranbourne Branch Library webpage here: http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au/cranbourne

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Research Room News 18 June 2016

Jun 18, 2016 by

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We’re slowly clearing the backlog of new magazines and newsletters and getting them into the new system and on the shelves. 

If any of our members are waiting on specific titles – please let us know and we will try to fast track them for you.

New titles in the Research Room this week and available for borrowing are:

Newsletters/Magazines

The Genealogist

  • September 2015
  • December 2015
  • March 2016
  • June 2016

Ancestor

  • September 2015
  • December 2015
  • March 2016
  • June 2016

Irish Roots

  • 3rd quarter 2015
  • 4th quarter 2015
  • 1st quarter 2016
  • 2nd quarter 2016

Australian Family Tree Connections

  • September/October 2015
  • November 2015
  • December 2015
  • January 2016
  • February 2016
  • March 2016
  • April 2016
  • June 2016

Family Tree Magazine

  • September 2015
  • October 2015
  • November 2015
  • Christmas 2015
  • January 2016
  • February 2016
  • March 2016
  • April 2016
  • May 2016
  • June 2016

The Pivot Tree (Geelong Family History Group)

  • Issue 127 – October 2015
  • Issue 128 – January 2016
  • Issue 129 – April 2016

Books:

  • A mother’s narrative (transcription and photos of a journal written by Sarah Dutton from 1794 to 1844 for her daughter).
  • Arrows of Hope : selected convict stories
  • Arrows of Hope Volume 2 : selected convict stories
  • The Pioneers Speak : Yungaburra (Qld) district centenary 1890 to 1990
  • Voices Past & Present : stories of the women of the Atherton Tableland
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Research Room News 10 June 2016

Jun 10, 2016 by

New to the Research Room this week are a number of Unlock the Past titles:
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  • Death certificates and archaic medical terms
  • Arrivals in Australia from 1788
  • British and Irish newspapers
  • Buried treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest
  • Digital imaging essentials: techniques and tips for genealogists and family historians (Australian edition)
  • Discover English census records
  • Discover your sporting ancestors: it was not all work and no play!
  • Down and out in Scotland: researching ancestral crisis
  • Family history research in South Australia
  • Finding ancestors in church records: a brief guide to resources
  • Guide to Baptist historical resources in Australia
  • Guide to convict transportation lists part 1 : 1787-1800
  • Guide to convict transportation lists part 2 : 1801-1812
  • How to write your family history : a guide to creating, planning, editing and publishing family stories
  • Irish family history resources online
  • Migration to New Zealand : a guide for family history researchers
  • My ancestor was in an asylum : a brief guide to asylum records in Australia and New Zealand
  • Nurses and midwives in Australian history: a guide to historical sources
  • Opening the doors to Family Tree Maker: or how to enter your information correctly
  • Researching in German civil and church records
  • ScotlandsPeople: the place to launch your Scottish research
  • That elusive Digger: tracing your Australian military ancestors
  • The ones that got away: tracing elusive ancestors who move into, out from and within Britain
  • The war to end war: tracing your Great War Australian military ancestors
  • Til death us do part: causes of death 1300-1948
  • Tracing mining ancestors: a brief guide to resources in Australia and New Zealand
  • Treasures in Australian Government Gazettes: Government, Police and Education Gazettes
  • Writing and publishing your family history
  • What was the voyage really like?: a brief guide to researching convict and immigrant voyages to Australia and New Zealand
  • War on the Veldt: tracing your Australian military ancestors in the Boer War 1899-1902

These are great, easy to read and easy to understand little publications – and all are available to be borrowed by our members.

 

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Connecting with others

Apr 7, 2015 by

Our April meeting is all about connecting with others.  There are many ways to connect with people researching the same people, place, event or thing you are. If you’re a member of the Narre Warren & District Family History Group one of them is to write an article for our website or our newsletter Spreading Branches. 

Issue 91 of SpreadiPages from Issue 91 February 2012ng Branches (February 2012) carried a story by Jeanette Angee. Jeanette has contributed many articles to our newsletter. This one was titled The Writing on the Wall or Practical Patriotism shown at Broadford. It’s a fabulous tale of family discovery and World War 1 research with Jeanette’s signature twist or surprise at the end. One of those featured in the story was her great uncle Wilfred John Herrick.

A researcher in Portland is researching a group of thirteen soldiers pictured in Egypt in March 1914. Now, this researcher knew something that Jeanette did not know, Wilfred had worked in Portland before the war. Believing that Wilfred was one of them, our researcher did what we all do – they Googled his name – and our newsletter article came up in the search results. We were contacted over the Easter break and asked to forward a message to Jeanette, which we did.

Then we waited for news. And it was good!

Jeanette now has additional information, three letters from the front, two written by Wilfred himself, and knowledge of where he worked in Portland before the war, and pictures.

So, it didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen eventually.

I am sure our newsletter editor Lyne McGregor would love some original stories from members about their families and their research. I’d love something from members to put up on our website too.

It’s easier than you think, why don’t you have a go?

 

 

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Merry Christmas

Dec 21, 2014 by

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The committee and members of the Narre Warren & District Family History Group would like to wish everyone an enjoyable, happy and safe festive season.

We’d also like to thank everyone that has taken an interest or supported us in any of our endeavors during 2014. We look forward to your continued support in 2015.

We have an exciting year planned for 2015, meetings with terrific guest speakers, workshops, away days and cemetery tours. Full details will be posted here early in 2015.

The Research Room may be closed, but you can always find us on Facebook.

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Wendy Regina Brock

May 12, 2014 by

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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 between 2008 to 2012 Wendy also held the positions of Sausage Sizzle Co-Coordinator and Casey Cardinia Local History Reference Group delegate. Wendy also volunteered her time doing duty in the Research Room and introduced quite a few new members to us during her successful Seniors Week workshops.

Wendy was a delightful person to work with, she had a cheerfully cheeky smile and a wonderful sense of humor. She was also an extremely talented artist.

We won’t finish this tribute with RIP for we can see Wendy running around Heaven with paper and pencil finally finding the answers to all those family history questions as she interviews a long line of ancestors.

We will miss her greatly.

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