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Finding your way: researching your family history

As part of Family History Month 2020 you are invited to the National Library for an introduction to family history resources from staff, supported by members of the Wellington branches of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

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Working from home: resources you can access online

Whether you are experienced or new to family history, there is material available online through the National Library that you can access.

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Family History Month 2020

Family History Month is almost upon us!

There are two major events happening during August in New Zealand for family historians, with Auckland and Christchurch both offering Family History Expos.

The ongoing health crisis has meant several international speakers haven’t been able to visit this year, but event organisers are providing virtual presentations instead, and our own expert Kiwi genealogists will be presenting in person. Auckland Expo’s programme is now up on their website, and Christchurch Expo’s programme is also available now.

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You can check out other family history events taking place, both in person and online, in the Family History Month Events calendar. (Let me know if you’d like your event added.)

August is also Family History Month in Australia. The Society of Australian Genealogists have shifted all their events online until the end of the year and there’s a fantastic range of webinars available, including these two that are free in August:

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Wherever you are in New Zealand, I hope you find something to inspire you in your research!


Christchurch Family History Virtual Expo

The Christchurch Family History Expo is going virtual! Christchurch City Libraries, in collaboration with Memories In Time, invite you to a day of Family History fun via Zoom.

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Auckland Family History Expo

A weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics related to researching genealogy and family history.

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The goldrushes of the nineteenth century with Kae Lewis

Join historian Kae Lewis to hear about the worldwide goldrushes of the nineteenth century and how to trace the gold miners that were often travelling from mine to mine in search of their fortunes. Attend in person or via Zoom. Bookings essential.

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The baby in the phone box with Gail Wilson-Waring

Join Gail Wilson-Waring, the researcher and genealogist on the TV 3 show “David Lomas Investigates” online or in person as she gives us a behind the scenes look at solving the NZ story of the baby found in a phone box. Attend in person or via Zoom. Bookings essential.

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A walk around “What are the odds?” with Michelle Patient

Genetic genealogist and family historian Michelle Patient will demonstrate one of the most exciting new tools for assisting you with evaluating your DNA results and assessing hypotheses. Attend in person or via Zoom. Bookings essential.

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21stC Genealogical Reference Services with Curt Witcher

Join Allen County Library’s Senior Manager for Special Collections and Genealogical Center, Curt Witcher to hear him describe Genealogical Reference Services in the 21st Century. Attend in person or via Zoom. Bookings essential.

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Mining the Mother Lode with Curt Witcher

Join Curt Witcher, the Manager of the Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library (US) to hear how to “Mine the Mother Lode” by using periodical literature for genealogical research. Attend in person or via Zoom. Bookings essential.

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