Company formed to record history
A company has been formed on the Peninsula to record the history of local families in audio format.
Lifetime Memories and Stories principal oral historian Mr Greg Lawrence of Woy Woy said his service involved recording stories and preserving them on archival quality audio CD and in a full colour printed family history book.
"With the Peninsula having such a high concentration of retirees, I thought it important to establish a local service that would help preserve the stories of older family members before they are lost for all time," Mr Lawrence said.
"Genealogy, the process of tracing back your family tree, is a popular pastime and one of the most exciting discoveries for anybody on a family history search is unearthing details about their family that bring the dry facts of the names and dates of their ancestors alive. "Unfortunately sitting down to write your life history or a family history takes a great commitment of time and energy.
"It often doesn't get done and, as family members pass on, the opportunity to record valuable, detailed stories and information for descendants is lost."
Mr Lawrence said oral history techniques allowed information to be recorded with the minimum effort.
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