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When:

Thu 19 Apr 2018, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: seonaid2

Insights into our First World War fighting men; what their service records tell us.

Speaker: Jason Reeve, Ancestry

The ‘New Zealand World War I Service Records, 1914-1920’ contain more than 200,000 records with almost 4 million images. These poignant multiple page accounts of each soldier's personnel record contain all the official paperwork from their time in the military.

They include:
- medical certificates
- correspondence
- recommendations for commendations
- reports from battles
- information about how and where they died.

Date, time and location:
6pm-7:30pm, Thursday 19 April 2018 (join us from 5pm for tea and coffee beforehand).

About Jason Reeve:
Jason Reeve is Content Manager for Ancestry in New Zealand and Australia. A passionate advocate for all things history, Jason works closely with a range of archives, registries, historical & genealogical societies to uncover new record collections and share them with the Ancestry community.

The AncestryDNA network continues to grow with more than seven million people having taken an AncestryDNA test. As the world’s largest consumer DNA database, AncestryDNA provides customers the opportunity to discover unexpected connections to new relatives, with more than 37 million third cousin or closer relative matches provided across the network. More information at AncestryDNA.com

To book please phone 09 890 2412 or email: arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/pages/event.aspx?EventId=2445

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