Wellington Branch maintains a friendship with the Wellington Historical Early Settlers Assn and we have a standing invitation to attend their lunch and talks held on a Thursday at the Museum of City and Sea.
Wellington Branch is working to arrange in orderly fashion the records of the Founders Women’s Committee that began in 1940, working to aid servicemen and refugees. The women entertained servicemen at home , sent parcels of food and specialist clothing overseas to troops and refugees, and schools in England. Because of the shortage of knitting wool that was imported, they bought spinning wheels and spun raw wool from farms. It is our intention to have the records digitised.
The next lunch meeting of Wellington Branch will be held at the Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road at noon on Monday 6th March 2017, at a cost of $12. The speaker will be Margaret Hurst, an experienced librarian from the National Library with many years experience in the Family History section, and who has attend many international genealogical conferences and researched all over the world.
The Wellington Branch AGM will be held on Monday 1st May 2017.