As Your Family History Group continues to expand and undertakes important historical research it becomes increasingly apparent that our role and responsibilities must expand appropriately. Family History is always a source of fascination to researchers and families, but we must appreciate that these families are the history of an area. In a very real and tangible way their lives actions and progeny are the culture and history of a region. By studying their lives we can see the mores and the conventions of the society they lived in. Additionally we can see the evolution of customs through time and what influences created new ways of life. East Gippsland Family History Group has, over the years collected a large collection of Family Histories. Many of the prominent families of our region have been researched and their histories are in our collection. It is our intention to expand this collection of individual Family Histories indefinitely. We intend to become a place where people can feel confident that the results of their years of research will be kept, properly preserved in digital and hard copy form, treasured and treated according to the wishes of the donor. Many of our members are faced with various levels of indifference from their families when it comes to their years of research. There is no doubt that one day in the future their families will appreciate the importance of understanding their ancestry. EGFHG can hold these Family Histories in a designated P.O.D. to be passed on to the next generation when the interest is there. Either copies or original documents can be passed on, according to the wishes of the depositor. We urge you to consider allowing us to preserve your hard work as part of our collection. We expressly understand that your wishes as to access will be rigorously complied with. We will discuss with you how you wish to pass forward your hard work to future generations. We will make hard copies of documents, photographs, and memorabilia. We will keep digital copies, backed up on to two separate servers. Please contact us during opening hours for more information.
The Future for Your Research and the Role of EGFHG as a P.O.D.
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