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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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A reminder that we’ve now switc...

A reminder that we’ve now switched to our Winter timetable
Just a reminder that we have now switched to our Winter timetable, which means: our Research Room will be open on Sunday afternoons between 2 pm and 4 pm instead of Thursday nights our general meetings will be held on the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm and not Wednesday nights Our Early Bird Membership offer applies from now until 30t [...]

Connecting with others

Connecting with others
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 Sp [...]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
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 excitin [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A tale of two soldiers

A tale of two soldiers
Whether we know it at the time or not, fate and coincidence often play an important part in our lives, this often comes to light while researching our family histories. On Remembrance Day 2012, this is just one story that illustrates this perfectly. from: The Times – Christchurch, New Zealand July 14 1915 A pathetic incident is reported in a [...]

National Archives of Ireland Genealog...

National Archives of Ireland Genealogy website
The National Archives of Ireland has a brand new genealogy website, only launched a few days ago and the doorway to the: Census Records for 1901 Census Records for 1911 Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837 Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917. Searchable databases and linked images of relevant pages provide free access to the records and t [...]

Members’ Interests update Septe...

Members’ Interests update September 2012
We’ve just updated our Members’ Interests pages and included: Edward Jones in Delegate, New South Wales Thomas Napier in Ballarat, Victoria James Keith in the Bega district, New South Wales Thomas Edlington in Gippsland, Victoria Samuel Cumming in Gippsland, Victoria This gives us a chance to remind members that forms are on the [...]

Seniors Week 2012

Seniors Week 2012
We’re celebrating Seniors Week this year with two workshops for those just starting out with their family history and also a free research session with some of our very capable members. Our two Beginner’s Workshops will be held on Monday 8 October (10 am to 12 midday) and Thursday 11 October 3 pm to 5 pm. These are stand alone wor [...]