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The Lighter Side / Re: workshops about mothers mothers mother
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 05:27 BST (UK)  »
This has a slight NZ focus, but you may find it helpful and be able to adapt it to fit your requirements!

I recently won a draw regarding recording on video MY Family Story, and I am to be interviewed in my own home in another couple of weeks.  I have copied and pasted the document below - I was sent re the type of questions I will be asked.  It's quite comprehensive, and has given me time to jot down my answers before they come.

"IDEAS FOR CONVERSATIONS"
 
The best stories come from the heart. Every family has heaps of memorable stories that are suitable for collecting and protecting. We know that sometimes it is not easy thinking up stories your family wants to protect. If you donít know where to start, take a look at some of these ideas to get you thinking about the story your family could be protecting.
 
GROWING UP
Where did you grow up? What was it like being a child there?
Tell me about your favourite childhood memory.
What were you like as a child/young person? How have you changed?
Tell me about your OE?
 
RELATIONSHIPS
Tell me about the person that had the greatest influence in your life.
Tell me about when you first met your husband/wife/partner? What was your first impression of them?
What was your relationship like with your parents? How does it differ from the relationship you have with your children?
Tell me about your grandparents? What was their life like compared to yours?
What was your mum/dad like as a child? What is your favourite story about them?
 
FAMILY STORIES
What are the funny stories your family tells about you?
Tell me about your favourite family story teller? What was their favourite story?
What is your favourite story about your family?
What are your family traditions?
Who are the black sheep in the family? What did they do?
 
 
NZ HISTORICAL EVENTS
What do you remember about the Springbok Tour? How did you feel about this?
What are your memories of the war/rationing? How did it affect you/your family?
When New Zealand went nuclear free, how did you feel about this decision?
What moments in New Zealandís history have influenced your life?
 
SCHOOL/EDUCATION/JOBS
What was school like for you? What were you like at school?
Tell me about the teacher who influenced your life.
What were your favourite subjects at school? What did you like about them?
Who were your best friends at school/university? Are you still friends with them?
Tell me about your first job. What did you spend your first pay packet on?
 
TURNING POINTS
What were the turning points in your life?
How did you feel when you found out you were going to be a parent?  How did life change when you became a parent?
Tell me about moving to [location]? Were you scared/excited/upset?
 
MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND
Tell me the story of how your family came to live in New Zealand.
What was your first impression of New Zealand? What did you do to settle into life here?
How did you preserve your culture/traditions/language when you moved to New Zealand?
 
LIFE LESSONS TO PASS ON
What advice would you like to pass onto your grandchildren?
What did you learn from your grandparents?"
 
It's actually a pretty good outline for anyone who wants to write their own family story.
 

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The Lighter Side / Re: You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 01:40 BST (UK)  »
 ;D ;D   ;D. Been there, done that Lensmeister!  Many times! 👍👍

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The Lighter Side / Re: My head is battered with geneology
« on: Saturday 14 October 17 22:12 BST (UK)  »


It is a fine line coombs ;D 

I guess it's all in the balance, but they are fascinating, especially how very different their lives were compared to ours today.  What would they think of all our mod cons ;D

My grandmother, at 95, was wonderstruck when we bought a dishwasher!  She told my great-aunt, her sister, that I had a magic cupboard-" You should see J's Magic cupboard!  I've never seen anything like it.  She puts the dirty dishes into a cupboard under the sink, and about an hour later, takes them out all shiny and sparkling clean"!

She had been similarly reactive when television first arrived in NZ in the 1950's!  ;D ;D ;D


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The Lighter Side / Re: Supermarket Roots
« on: Thursday 12 October 17 23:12 BST (UK)  »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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The Lighter Side / Re: My head is battered with geneology
« on: Saturday 07 October 17 00:07 BST (UK)  »

It does become addictive but keeps the brain cells going. I have been known to go to bed and then get up when my brain will not switch off and something in the back of my mind gives me a clue to something I was looking for. Time  ;) ;) what is that?

Me too Dorrie - that's why I keep a notebook and pen on my bedside cabinet!   >:( >:(

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The Lighter Side / Re: My head is battered with geneology
« on: Friday 06 October 17 03:14 BST (UK)  »
 ;D ;D ;D.

Ditto Rena!  Right back at the start,  15 years or so ago - and it's still a happening thing! 

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The Lighter Side / Re: Supermarket Roots
« on: Thursday 05 October 17 02:20 BST (UK)  »
I guess I'm pretty lucky!  I went to visit a house that was found in a Census entry. It's in London where my great great grandparents and my great grandfather and his family were living. I was surprised to find it was in a Conservation Area, as as such, it was a listed house in Stockwell!

Pretty tickled with that find!

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New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Public Trust New Zealand
« on: Friday 29 September 17 02:56 BST (UK)  »
Due to the Privacy Act, I doubt they would be able to give out family information without you being able to provide legal documentation (certs etc) for proof of your identity.

Perhaps you could give your local Public Trust Office a phone call to enquire if such info would be available to you if you are able to prove your identity!  That's what I would do firstly.

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Armed Forces Resources / Re: The Forlorn Hope
« on: Thursday 28 September 17 03:16 BST (UK)  »
If you google "In Search of the Forlorn Hope" - you will see that it's available on Amazon, Good Reads, and various other places.  Also available in some Libraries.

I was also able to acquire a loan copy of it many years ago - from a  local LDS Temple FHS in NZ.

Also Google - "Regiments in Northamption 1762"

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