As part of Heritage Week a Family History Open Day of huge significance for people wishing to trace their ancestors entitled- ‘Memorial Cards Remembered’– will be held in the Lackagh Parish Hall on this Saturday August 25th from 2pm to 5.30pm. It is organised by the Western Family History Association and admission is free.
Memorial Cards hold a wealth of family history information that is of huge interest to all who want to track their ancestors back to the 1900s and beyond. But Memorial Cards can be forgotten, discarded or lost as the generations move on or as families die out. As a consequence, this store of family history is lost for ever to descendants, family historians and genealogists.
To ensure that this wealth of family information is preserved for future generations, the Western Family History Association is arranging to scan and record Memorial Cards so that the records of deceased persons are saved for family research into the future. This is the big reason for this Family History Open Day.
So the Association is calling on the public to bring along their Memorial Cards to the Lackagh Parish Hall on Saturday where they will be scanned while you wait and returned.
The Open Day will also feature a Pecha Kucha Session, that is, a blitz of short talks (5 mins.) by speakers who will explain how to locate family history records that are available in a variety of archives, i.e. national archives, land estate registers, civil and church records. Questions will be taken.
All are welcome.