Kōrero: Genealogy and family history

Family treasures thrown away

Family treasures thrown away

These family photos and documents were part of a large collection which was found in a battered old suitcase in November 2009. The suitcase had been thrown into a Methodist Social Services clothing bin in Palmerston North. When the suitcase was opened, it contained framed pictures, diaries with drawings, news clippings and a book of diagrams. Six weeks later the records remained unclaimed. Such disposal of family memories underlines the importance of the role of genealogists in preserving family records for later generations.

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Manawatu Standard
Reference: 5 December 2009
Photograph by Jonathan Cameron

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Swain, 'Genealogy and family history - Issues in genealogy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27097/family-treasures-thrown-away (accessed 20 January 2020)

He kōrero nā David Swain, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018