Mar 18, 2015

Keilor's ANZAC Memory book launch this Saturday

This Saturday, 21 March, the book Keilor's ANZAC Memory will be launched by the Keilor Historical Society at Harrick's Cottage, Keilor Park.

This book records the history of recruits from the Shire of Keilor who served on active duty during the First World War.

The day will also feature an exhibition on the making of the book and the supporting DVD, other exhibits, afternoon tea and local history discussions.

Entry is by good coin donation. Open 12noon to 4pm. Harrick's Cottage is on Harrick Road, Keilor Park.

Find out more from the Brimbank Leader.

Feb 23, 2015

Upcoming events for the Family History Group

The Family History Group have some great activities and topics coming up, (Tuesdays, 1-3pm, at Sam Merrifield Library unless otherwise stated):
-24th February (tomorrow) – visit to the Essendon Historical Society Courthouse Museum.
-3rd March – Brick Walls and tracing soldiers
-10th March – general discussion and problem solving
-17th March – visit to PROV with presentations from PROV and ANA at 1pm , 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne. There will be three (at least) cars going so if you don’t want to drive or take public transport then we will meet at the library around 12.30pm.
-24th March – Colleen will be speaking on her research into female convicts in Tasmania

Jan 30, 2015

Online Family History

There are still 4 places available in our upcoming session on researching family history online, which will be running at Sam Merrifield Library on Wednesday 18th February, from 2 until 4pm.

This session provides an introduction to using Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Participants will be taught searching skills and given the opportunity to begin investigating their own family history.

Participants must have basic computer skills.

To book online, go to Eventbrite.

Jan 15, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

The new year has begun and the Family History Group have started meeting at Sam Merrifield Library again.

The upcoming topics that the group will focus on over the next few weeks are:

  • 20/1: General discussion and looking at Ancestry
  • 27/1: Problem solving (highs and lows)/using microfiche/Ancestry
  • 3/2: Problem solving/Find my Past/Digger
  • 10/2: Problem solving/Trove
  • 17/2: Guest speaker (to be confirmed)
  • New members are always welcome. Just come along to Sam Merrifield Library, Tuesdays 1-3pm.

    Dec 22, 2014

    Historical summer strolls in Moonee Valley

    The Essendon Historical Society will be leading historical walks through two different areas of Moonee Valley this January.

    Each walk costs $10 and includes tea or coffee. The walks take about an hour and a half and return close to their respective points of departure.

    On 11 January go on A Stroll Through North Essendon. Meet at 2pm at Max's Coffee and Wine Bar on the corner of Mt Alexander Rd and Leake St in North Essendon.

    And on 18 January, enjoy a walk that takes in Travancore Treasures. Meet at 1.30pm at The School Gates on the corner of Flemington St and Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington.

    Booking is recommended. Contact EHS on 9370 4607 or