THE Family History Society of Singleton will open its door between 12 and 2.30pm on Anzac Day this Sunday, April 25, for those interested in taking the opportunity to peruse the society's countless military records.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist, even if you have someone from elsewhere. Over nine hundred men and women in World War 1 and over two thousand nine hundred in World War ll enlisted from all parts of Singleton and its Districts. The records also include pre first war and the Vietnam War.
It was thought opening is a way to counter some of the sadness, honour those who gave service and perhaps give someone a new sense of pride in a relative.
Society President Lyn MacBain said taking the opportunity to look through the military records was a great way to commemorate Anzac Day.
"Learning about the individual, the hardships endured and the acts of heroism by ordinary unassuming people in all is a way of both remembering and celebrating a life given or changed forever," she said.
The Family History Society is situated in the Mechanics' Institute building at 74 George Street.
It is open on Monday night from 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 12pm to 3pm and every second Saturday afternoon at present from 12pm to 3pm or by appointment.
Covid safe practices apply. Further information can be obtained by calling 65722235.
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