15 November 2016

Ms TRISH DOYLE (Blue Mountains) (22:26): Last week I had the good fortune to attend a celebratory event for the thirtieth anniversary of the Blue Mountains Family History Society. The society was founded in 1968 and provides various services to the Blue Mountains community, holding seminars and regular meetings and offering assistance to people interested in tracing their ancestors. I acknowledge the society's fabulous journal, theExplorer's Tree, which is published three times a year. It is a highly valued account of family history. The society's Facebook page archives incredible research of the society and includes a full library catalogue. Workshops are held at Springwood Library every Tuesday and Thursday and I am told that new members are most welcome. I thank the lovely president Yvonne Wright for inviting me along to a nice morning tea, which included an array of fabulous cakes.