Geoff shares his story
GEOFF Stanford was the guest speaker for the Dubbo and District Family History Society’s (DDFHS) recent monthly Share Your Story event. Geoff shared some stories from his family history research, but told the audience he had always been more interested in the stories of his ancestors’ lives than the bare dates and places. When he read about the formation of a DDFHS Writers’ Group he thought that would help him to develop his stories and was eager to join. Joanne Murphy, who runs the group, encouraged Geoff to write his first book, which was on the life of his brother, Gregory Stanford. Further research led to an excellent book about the story of Greg’s life and death in Vietnam. Geoff has done an excellent job with his first book and DDFHS members hope his success will encourage others in the group to record their family stories as well as he has. Following Geoff’s presentation, those present enjoyed the usual fine afternoon tea and a chat.
Share your Story is conducted on the third Friday of each month, and everyone is most welcome to join in.
Details are advertised in the Photo News Diary and on the DDFHS Facebook page and website.
Ron Everett, Martin Barnes and Elizabeth Adelt
Sue Stanford and Michael Graham