CALOUNDRA FAMILY HISTORY OPEN DAY
The Caloundra Family History Research group is embracing Seniors Week in a number of different ways. We have invited groups of seniors to join us on Saturday, 10 August 2013 for an Open Day at our research room in the Guide Hut, Arthur Street, Caloundra. To celebrate National Family History Month, the group is hoping to welcome and assist a number of seniors, free of charge, on how to research their ancestors. They will be shown how to do research on the group’s computers and to also look through the books and journals in our repository for those elusive ancestors.
On the same day, presentations will be made to the Winner and Highly Commended entries in the Schools Essay Competition. Our group has sent out a challenge to Year 6 students enrolled in schools within the 4551 postcode. We have requested them to interview and write an essay on the lives of their grandparents. It is a wonderful way of bringing the newest generation into the realm of genealogy, but at the same time, opening up communication lines between the students and their extended family. The prizes will be presented at 10am on Saturday 10th August, by our Patroness Judy McArdle.
We have also invited all those wonderful members in our group who volunteer to help their club out – be it as Library Volunteers, Afternoon Tea Workers or the many other different jobs that are needed to be done in our group. At 10.30am, morning tea will commence, for members, seniors, students and their families, as well as our volunteers, and our Patroness. We look forward to great attendance from 9.30am at the Guide Hut in Arthur Street, Caloundra. Map on our website.