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Anzac Day, April 25th, is the day that is a national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars.

Over the past four years geneabloggers with Australian and Zealand military ancestors have embraced the Auckland Libraries’ Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge. Participants have recorded some amazing stories of those who fought, and often died for threir country, with others writing about their families back home. This is the fifth year that Auckland Libraries and the Kintalk blog have issued this Anzac Blog Challenge.

So do you have a story to share about an Anzac?

The stories that Auckland Libraries would to hear about could be about their service, or the way their sacrifice shaped or impacted on their family history. Or maybe you’d like to blog from the perspective of those that were left behind? Your story doesn’t have to involve a serviceperson who lost their lives – during times of war, families had all sorts of experiences.

Maybe you have written about your Anzac before, and have more research to add to the story?

To participate …
– See if your service person is included in the Our Boys website, and if they are, you can create a free account and add your story OR
– Write a blog post about an serviceman or woman and/or their family, and the impact war had on their family’s story OR
– Post a comment with the URL to your blog in the comments section of Auckland Libraries post here

anzac poppiesIf you don’t have a blog …
No problem, if you write up your story, you can email if to Auckland Libraries at and they will share it for you

Important date …
You need to publish your post by 26 April 2015. After Anzac Day, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog.