FAMILY HISTORY MONTH 2018

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On Saturday 11 August 2018, the Wellington combined branches of New Zealand Society of Genealogists, in conjunction with the National Library of New Zealand, held a highly successful day focussed on "Presenting your Family”. 

We had two practical sessions:

  • Preparing to Write Your Family Story, presented by Sharon Evans, and 
  • Resources Available at the National Library to Support Your Story, presented by Joan McCracken, National Library .


FHM18-Sharon Evans and Sister Ina
  • Sharon’s presentation.


FHM18-Joan McCracken with presentation 1

Joan’s presentation.

Afterwards, the participants joined one of three practical workshops on:

  • Writing a family booklet, or
  • Making a family calendar, or 
  • Making a family scrapbook.  


Making a Family Calendar Workshop

FHM18-sample calendars 2


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Booklet Writing Workshop

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Memory Keeping Workshop


Our thanks to Peter Anderson and Peter Gibson for the photographs.


© NZSG Porirua 2017