Residents can tap into their family trees to discover historical records of local men and women who served in World War I through an interactive touch table now on display at the Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre.
The table features more than 1500 records of soldiers and nurses from the Parramatta region and enables users to search by name and location.
Lord mayor John Chedid said the touch table is a great addition to the Heritage and Visitors Centre and is just one example of Parramatta commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.
“We are hopeful the touch table will receive more entries and we are calling on our local community to explore their family tree and participate in this intriguing historical project,” Cr Chedid said.
“At the moment there are biographical entries of more than 300 soldiers and nurses, but we still need to gather 1200 more to complete the touch table records.
“If you have family members from the Parramatta area who once served in World War I we want to hear from you, so get in touch with the Heritage and Visitors Centre or come by for a visit to view the touch table in person.”
The Parramatta Heritage and Visitors Centre is located at 346A Church St, Parramatta (opposite Riverside Theatres). For further information call 02 8839 3300.