Fo­cus on fam­ily his­tory

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Au­gust is New Zealand Fam­ily His­tory month and the Porirua branch of the New Zealand So­ci­ety of Ge­ne­ol­o­gists has some spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions in store.

Guest speaker Lynda Fordyce of Ti­tahi Bay will speak about her book, The His­tory of Ti­tahi Bay, at the branch’s monthly meet­ing on Au­gust 14.

The Porirua branch meets in the Helen Smith Room, Pataka Mu­seum, at 7.25pm.

Branch con­vener Helen Swiney said she be­lieved Fam­ily His­tory Month played a vi­tal role in high- light­ing fam­ily his­tory and en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to share the in­ter­est.

‘‘We want to bring fam­ily his­tory alive by shar­ing what we do at our branch meet­ings,’’ she said.

‘‘We know a lot of peo­ple in Porirua City have a real in­ter­est in ge­neal­ogy.

‘‘Our meet­ings give them the op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their fam­ily his­tory, bring­ing it to life with sto­ries and pre­serv­ing it for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.’’

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