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1939 Register ~ Closing presentation for Family History Month

Family History Month this year has been an interesting one!  I managed to get to one in-person Expo in Auckland right before New Zealand went into a level 4 lockdown, due to a Covid 19 case being detected in the community.  The organisers of the Christchuch Expo, to be held the following weekend, leapt into action and set up a virtual event in place of the cancelled in-person version, which they’d had to do last year as well.

Other events around the motu have had to be cancelled, but thankfully AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations)’s  closing presentation this evening (8pm NZST / 6pm AEST) is via Zoom and there’s still time to register.  It features Christchurch genealogist Fiona Brooker from Memories in Time talking about how to use the UK’s 1939 Register for your family history research.

Fiona Brooker

Fiona Brooker, Memories in Time

To register, email info@familyhistorymonth.org.au and you will be sent an invite for the Zoom session.

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If you feel inspired after Fiona’s presentation, you can search and view open records of  the 1939 Register through Findmypast and Ancestry, and transcriptions through My Heritage.  Searching is free, but you’ll need a subscription to view images and full transcriptions. Findmypast also has a very useful 1939 Register map search.

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The party starts today ~ Family History Month Aotearoa/Australia

Family History Month starts today in Aotearoa and Australia!  What are your plans for the month?

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Family History Month 2021

Family History Month is celebrated every year during August across Aotearoa and Australia. It’s a chance to learn more about researching your whakapapa/family history, whatever stage you’re at, and explore ways to share your stories with whānau and friends. There are several major events happening around the motu for family historians, with Auckland and Christchurch…

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Palmerston North, 1912, by Muir & Moodie studio

Research Day programme ~ 17th April

The programme is now out for the NZSG Palmerston North’s Research Day this coming Saturday at Kilwinning Lodge, Church Street. If you’re in the Lower North Island, you might like to pop along.

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Palmerston North, 1912, by Muir & Moodie studio

Genealogy Research Day, Palmerston North ~ 17th April

Covid levels allowing, the Palmerston North branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will be holding a Genealogy Research Day on Saturday, 17th April at Kilwinning Lodge, Church Street, Palmerston North from 9.30am to 4pm.

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Family History Month 2020

Family history events taking place, both in person and online, across New Zealand in August.

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Genie Party on the Sunshine Coast ~ Family History Down Under 2021

Family History Down Under is taking place on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, on March 22 – 26 in 2021. If you’ve not been to a large genealogy conference before, this would be an amazing place to start.

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Blaine Bettinger at DNA Down Under in Sydney 2019

DNA to the Max ~ Sydney 2019

I’ve just spend three days attending the DNA to the Max event in Sydney, part of Unlock the Past’s DNA Down Under roadshow.  My verdict: phenomenal!

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Auckland Family History Expo ~ 2019

Auckland Libraries and the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) Computing Group organise the annual Auckland Family History Expo, as part of the August’s Family History month festivities here in New Zealand. Last time I attended was two years ago, so I was looking forward to this year’s event.

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1857 marriage register entry for George Tunnecliff and Elizabeth Barber, Auckland (NZ Births, Deaths & Marriages 1857/929)

George Tunnecliffe of Taranaki — and Tean?

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Tunnecliffes of Taranaki

My 3 x great grandfather George Tunnecliffe (or Tunnecliff/Tunnicliff/Tunnicliffe) arrived in New Zealand aboard the Dinapore, landing in Auckland on 5th of August 1857. Three days later he married a fellow passenger, Elizabeth Barber, and they made their home in the province of Taranaki.

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