Workshop helps residents trace family history
HOW well do you know your family history? A workshop being staged in Gladstone this weekend could be a perfect opportunity to start that long put-off search into the family history.
Gladstone's Genealogy Society is hosting the workshop and afternoon tea called 'Researching Your Family Military History'.
Organiser Yvonne Cooper said the workshop was their way of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific, which occurs on August 15 this year.
Ms Cooper said the day should be a great opportunity for people to learn about ways to find out if there was any military connection in their family.
'It's also an opportunity to research any military connections that may already be known,' she said.
Ms Cooper said she discovered Gladstone had strong military ties through one of the city's mayors, Henry Anson.
Henry Anson served during World War I and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal.
He was also recommended for the Croix de Guerre (Belgium) but Ms Cooper said she was unsure if the medal was awarded.
The workshop is being run at the resource room in the George Young Building on Francis Ward Drive, next to the Maritime Museum, starting from 1.30pm.
The cost is $5 per person. The society is displaying military memorabilia at the same time.