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Wed 27 May 2015, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Wed 10 Jun 2015, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Wed 24 Jun 2015, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Wed 8 Jul 2015, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Wed 22 Jul 2015, 12:00pm–1:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: seonaid2

Are you interested in researching your family history? Are you looking for a particular relative? Have you reached a dead end with your research?

Come along to one of our fortnightly family history talks to learn about new techniques, resources and types of genealogical research. These talks are given by experts in their field and can provide valuable insight into the story of your family.
Coming up in the Series:

Wed 4 March - The records of the English Parish Church with Viv Parker
The records of English parish churches recount the day-to-day running of the parish, including not only baptisms, marriages and burials but also a wealth of information about our ancestors. Their findings also uncover the roles of the vestry and church wardens, who held the responsibility for raising funds, appointing people to various jobs, maintaining roads and bridges in the parish, the care of the elderly, dealing with miscreants and illegitimacies, as well as ensuring the removal of those who had no right to remain in the parish.

Viv Parker is a former editor of The NZ Genealogist and the GRINZ Yearbook, and the compiler of Forty years on: The development of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Wed 18 March - Tracing your Huguenot ancestors with Marion Heap
Between 1550 and 1750, a large number of Huguenots escaped from France and the low countries and fled to England, Ireland, the Channel Islands, Switzerland, Germany, America and South Africa, bringing with them a wide range of professional and creative skills.
It is not uncommon for New Zealanders to find they have a Huguenot ancestor. This talk will provide a brief introduction to the Huguenots, and will also describe the research resources that are available in Auckland. Over the past 14 years, Marion Heap has been the Huguenot Research Officer for the NZ Society of Genealogists, running training programmes and research services for members.

Wed 1 April - Irish placenames with Geraldene O'Reilly
The majority of Irish genealogy records are arranged by locality and most people within them are identified by the placename where they lived.

The Townland is the most fundamental land division in Ireland, the basic address for a rural family. Geraldene has had a longstanding association with the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) and since 2009 has held the position as Convenor of the NZSG Irish Interest Group.

Wed 15 April
12pm - 1pm - Exploring Online Cenotaph with Victoria Passau
New Zealanders have served this country in many international conflicts. Online Cenotaph, created by Auckland War Memorial Museum, aims to commemorate the stories of these veterans. This session showcases the new Online Cenotaph and discusses how family members and private researchers can contribute.
1pm - 2pm - "The three uncles: The Cole brothers in the Great War" with Tina Blackman
Take an in-depth look at how the First World War affected one family. Four brothers went to the Western Front and only one survived.

In Tina Blackman's book, readers will discover an extraordinary story that will resonate with many whose families were touched by the First World War. Hear Tina discuss the five-year research phase that allowed her to publish this wonderful book.

Wed 29 April - Blogging your family history with Kelly Bold
Auckland Libraries’ Social Media Coordinator Kelly Bold presents a beginners’ guide to starting a family history blog. This one-hour session will cover choosing the blogging platform that’s best for you, tips and tricks to getting set up and ideas for content.

Discover how to spread the word about your new blog and some common mistakes to avoid. Kelly will be available after the session to answer questions and provide one-on-one support.

Booking: To reserve your place, contact the Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771, or complete our online booking form.

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