Family History Talks at Pāpāmoa Library
A morning of family history discovery with two guest speakers: Elinor Rawlings and Morag Hughson.
Elinor will share her own story while giving a broad introduction to the “where to go and what to do” of family history research. This session will introduce new people to the world of family history and genealogy research, offering a quick look at the difference between the two concepts and a peek at the range of places that are free to research and are a great place to start.
Morag Hughson will discuss useful ways to discover more about your Scottish ancestry using the Scotland’s People website, where you can see images of Scottish records such as Old Parish Records and Statutory Records (which provide you with dates for births, baptisms, marriages and death) and Scottish Census returns where you can learn about the familial relationships of people who lived in the same households and start to put together a picture of your ancestral families. Scotland’s People is a pay-per-records website and you can find yourself spending a lot of money. In this presentation we will look at the Scotland’s People website search facilities and discuss when it is prudent not to spend money on the website and look elsewhere for transcriptions.
Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Free. Registration required.