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Auckland Family History Expo

When:

Fri 7 Aug 2015, 4:00pm–8:00pm
Sat 8 Aug 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sun 9 Aug 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne St, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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When: Friday 7 August - Sunday 9 August
Where: Central City Library
Cost: Free for all events, except Friday opening event

The Auckland Family History Expo is a weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics related to genealogy and researching your family history.

A range of exhibitors will have stalls set up throughout the weekend, and a variety of talks on research techniques, resources and tools will be taking places in three separate venues around the library.

See the programme of events for each day:
*Friday 7 August - $10, bookings essential to arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
*Saturday 8 August - free, no bookings required
*Sunday 9 August - free, no bookings required

Keep an eye out for Auckland War Memorial Museum's interactive Mobile Roadshow Unit, which will be parked outside Central City Library in Lorne Street all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

As always, library staff will be available in the Central Auckland Research Centre to provide research assistance and access to resources.

Friday
Family History Expo opening
Whare Wananga Level 2, 4pm - 8pm
Attendance will cost $10 to cover hospitality. Booking is essential given that limited seats are available. To reserve your place, email the Central Auckland Research Centre or phone 09 307 7771.
4pm-5pm: Welcome and opening, followed by panel discussion
Featuring Michelle Patient (Guild of One-Name Studies), Ben Mercer (Ancestry), Seonaid Lewis (Auckland Libraries), Helen Smith (Genealogical Society of Queensland), Gay Williams (New Zealand Society of Genealogists).
5pm: Light refreshments
6pm: All is not lost - keynote address by David Lomas (Missing Pieces, Lost & Found)
For many New Zealand families there is a missing piece. All is not lost, presented by journalist David Lomas, will look at how missing people are found by David and his fellow researchers on the TV3 programme Lost & Found and its predecessor Missing Pieces.

Saturday and Sunday - presentations, seminars, workshops, computer tutorials and research assistance between 10am and 4pm

Exhibitors
- Ancestry
- Findmypast
- FamilySearch
- Archives New Zealand
- Auckland War Memorial Museum and WW100
- The Guild of One-Name Studies
- The NZ Fencible Society
- Hooked on Genealogy and Beehive Books
- Anglican Archives
- Kresy Siberian Virtual Museum
- The New Zealand Society of Genealogists and interest groups: New Zealand, Australian, Scots, Irish, English, European, Huguenot, Pacific Island and Māori.

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