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YURU 2014




Kapiti Genealogy’s annual Why You Are You programme takes on a different slant this year. Instead of a family history story from a national identity, which in recent years has included ballet dancer Sir John Trimmer, actor Dame Kate Harcourt and trombonist Rodger Fox, YURU 2014 is a World War I commemoration venture.



A joint venture with Kapiti Coast District Libraries, Soldiers’ Tales From the Trenches, a registered national WW100 activity, will be an Expo of events and memories, providing help and assistance to learn more about those military ancestors. The centre piece will be presentations of family stories of ten local soldiers who lost their lives in the war and which will screen continuously during the event.

Invitations to the Expo have been extended to our modern military forces, military historians to identify photos and memorabilia, ArchivesNZ, National Library, Ministry of Defence Library, National War Museum, Te Papa National Museum with displays and research expertise to help members of the public. On-line access to research resources will be available and the Alison Procter Family History Centre will be open. An NZSG information and sales table is also planned.

YURU 2014 presents at Paraparaumu Public Library, Rimu Road, Paraparaumu, 10am to 4pm Saturday 16 August and Sunday 17 August 2014. Free entry and parking. Make a diary note now.

Clive Palmer, YURU Coordinator


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