Libraries put family history on display

Pam Veiss and Jessie Warner.
Pam Veiss and Jessie Warner.

TO mark the centenary of Australia’s involvement in World War 1, Monaro Regional Librar-ies and local family history volunteers will hold a special photographic exhibition at Bombala Library during Family History Month in August. 

The theme “Research-ing your WWI Servicemen” will also be highlighted by both the online and book resources MRL has available to research WWI your family history.

The photographic exhibition will commemorate the many Bombala residents listed on the Bombala Cenotaph who gave their lives in WW1

“Of the many names, we only have photographs of a few of these Servicemen” local genealogist and MRL volunteer Jess Warner said.

“We are hoping that their relatives and friends may have many more photos to share with us”.

MRL Manager, Pam Veiss, said that it would be wonderful if families were willing to loan, donate or allow us to copy any photographs they might have of these men, for the exhibition. 

“If people are able to contribute to this project they can bring their photographs to Bombala Library or contact us with any questions”.

In addition to the exhibition, MRL have joined a national campaign that will pay a tribute of respect and remembrance during Anzac Day in 2015, called 5000 Poppies. 

“People are invited to knit, crochet, felt or sew poppies that will be displayed at Bombala Library during Family History Month this August, and then be sent to Federation Square in Melbourne and ‘planted’ for Anzac Day in 2015. 

“Cooma, Bombala and the mobile libraries have patterns and more information if you would like to contribute to this project,” Pam said.

Please phone Bombala Library on 6458 3196 if you have any questions or post a message on Facebook at https://www.facebook. com/MonaroRegionalLibraries


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