Narre Warren & District Family History Group Inc

Contact
Library Charges
  • Visitors Fee $5 per visit
Research Costs
  • $15 per hour plus photocopying expenses
Open Hours
  • May to September Tuesday 11 am to 3 pm Thursday 7 pm to 9 pm Saturday 11 am to 3 pm *Research Room closes at 2 pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month October to April Tuesday 11 am to 3 pm Saturday 11 am to 3 pm Sunday 2 pm to 4 pm *Research Room closed Dec/Jan - check website for dates.
Approximate Membership
  • 120
Membership Cost
  • $30 & $45 per yer single and joint memberships respectively plus $5 joining fee. $15 & 22.50 per half year (Feb-June) single and joint memberships respectively plus $5 joining fee.
Newsletter
  • Spreading Branches published quarterly and available on website
Founded
  • 1989

The Narre Warren & District Family History Group Inc., was started in May 1989 by a small but dedicated group of people who were tracing their own family history and wished to share information and help other people who had the same interest.

The group first met in one another’s homes, with the small library held in the home of the first President.  Open Days were also held at the President’s home for members to research and use the microfiche readers and the few microfiche.

Later, the group met at the Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Prospect Hill and Narre Warren North Roads, Narre Warren.  For each meeting the boxes of library books, microfiche and readers had to packed, transported, set up and this was all reversed at the close of the monthly meetings.

After much discussion and planning with the former City of Berwick, our Group has been housed in the Narre Warren Library since it opened in November, 1992.

Our friendly volunteers enjoy helping all visitors to our research room.

 

Projects

With funding from the Local History Grants Program the aim of Casey Cardinia Remembers is to photograph and transcribe monuments and memorials in the City of Casey and the Shire of Cardinia providing a lasting record of our monuments and memorials and making this information available to family and local history researchers. In this context, we have a very broad definition of what constitutes a monument or memorial and are looking at honour boards, foundation stones, plaques, war memorials, parks, reserves and gardens, etc. Essentially, anything that memorialises a person’s name in some way.