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 (25 April).
Participants were to:
- 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 their post by 25 April 2011
- Post a comment with the URL on this blog, or under discussions on the Auckland Research Centre’s Facebook page.
As indicated on our first posts, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on this blog and Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog by the end of April.
In the meantime… here are the links to the ANZAC Day submissions which were notified to this blog.
Anglers Rest: Edward Ellis
Alison, My Family Puzzles: Hugh O’Brien
Sharon, The Tree of Me: Alan Seabrook Mitchell
patientgenie, patientgenie: Eric Hugh Barker
Rosemary, Climbing the Family Rosebush: Reginald Sydney Merrett
cassmob, Family history across the seas: William Rudolph (Robert) Kunkel
Shelley, Twigs of Yore: Leonard John Couper “Jack” Lee
Geniaus, Geniaus: John Bertram Chatfield
Tanya Honey, My genealogy Adventure: James (Milton) Simmons
Aillin, Australian Genealogy Journeys: George Brown Fullerton
Are you missing from the list? Did you post here, not at Kintalk? Please drop me a line (see the About me page for my email). I wouldn’t want to miss anyone.
I haven’t had the chance to read all of the posts yet, but those I have read were moving tributes, without exception. I think I will have to read the posts in stages, or it will be too much heartbreak to take in one hit.
Congratulations and thanks to all.