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.  

 Calendar workshop

Making a Family Calendar Workshop

FHM18-sample calendars 2


Helen Reilly with booklet wrting group

Booklet Writing Workshop


Jackie Noble with scrapbooking group

Memory Keeping Workshop

 Jackie Noble workshop

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

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