After our successful Australia Day and Waitangi Day blogging challenges, Seonaid (@genebrarian) from the Central Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries suggested that we get together to hold a joint Australian and New Zealand blogging event for ANZAC Day.
I thought it was a great idea. I hope you will join us.
Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day - 25 April - as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.
Do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.
- Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s family, and the impact war had on their family history.
- Publish your post by 25 April 2011
- Post a comment with the URL on this post, or under discussions on the Auckland Research Centre’s Facebook page.
By the end of April, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on this blog and Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog.
If you are new to military research (as I am) you might try exploring the resources available on the Australian War Memorial site and the National Archives of Australia, or look further using the resources listed on Cora Num’s website.
Starting points for New Zealand researchers are listed on the Kintalk blog.