Geoff shares his story

Dubbo Photo News - - Lovin’ Local - SMITH LYN

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

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