News Release

Merimbula Family History Expo a Success for the Community

Saturday (9 August) around 200 people attended a family history expo at Club Sapphire in downtown Merimbula, New South Wales.

Norma Wright, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was one of the volunteers on hand to offer assistance. 

“The expo was great fun!” she said. “There is talk of it being an annual event, and if it is, we definitely want be involved again.”  

Mauice and Norma Wright

Norm Jones ― who is also a Latter-day Saint ― traveled from Canberra to help at the expo.

“Over the course of the day, many people came to look at our table and then started relating their research challenges and successes to us,” he said.  

Mr Jones has been helping people with their research for 16 years, and, he says, “It never gets boring.”

“Sometimes, people have just broken down in tears,” he said, “when they discover those long lost relatives; and we just have to pause as we contemplate what these discoveries mean in the eternal perspective.”

There are over 4,600 Latter-day Saint family history centres in 70 countries around the world. These centres are usually housed in Latter-day Saint chapels or meetinghouses. They are open to the public, with no admission charge.

Watch a video about Latter-day Saints and family history.

See pictures and theatrical monologues from the day on the Merimbula News website.

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