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Family history volunteers recognised

VOLUNTEERS of the Tasmanian Family History Society (TFHS) have been recognised for their hard work and assistance last month to coincide with National Family History Month.

Membership of the TFHS, which is based out the old Bellerive Post Office, is open to all individuals interested in genealogy and family history.

The society offers assistance to help trace overseas and Tasmanian ancestry.

Clarence Alderman Brendan Blomeley, who attended the volunteers’ afternoon tea, said it was both an educative and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

“It was wonderful to meet so many individuals interested in family history,” he said.

“These volunteers so generously give of their time and expertise to assist others in assembling family trees and on occasion, solve a family mystery or two.”

If you are interested in learning more about the TFHS, please contact the secretary on either 6244 4527 or secretary@hobart.tasfhs.org.

Caption: From left, Clarence Alderman Brendan Blomeley with Tasmanian Family History Society members Louise Rainbow and Ros Escott.