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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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Family History Month 2021

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Palmerston North, 1912, by Muir & Moodie studio

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RootsTech 2018 ~ livestreaming from Salt Lake City, Utah

RootsTech is the annual genealogy-meets-technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and this year is being held Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd March. Not all of us can make it over there in person, but we can watch some of the presentations at home. Inspired by Sylvia Valentine who has “translated” the timetable…

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