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Talking Family History with Fiona Brooker & Michelle Patient

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

Restrictions: All Ages

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Join us this Wednesday lunchtime to chat with "Talking Family History" co-founders Fiona Brooker and Michelle Patient in person.

Last March, Fiona and Michelle joined forces and started a weekly Friday night "Talking Family History" virtual lounge session online. As a result, they have found themselves giving fortnightly presentations on Ancestry's Facebook page.

So now is your chance to come along and meet them in real life as they chat about genealogy, DNA and take questions from the floor.

Bring along your family history questions, be they brick walls, or "I have always wanted to know how" or "what would you suggest I do next"?

Speakers' biographies
Fiona Brooker has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) and has worked with local branches, including convening the 2008 and 2018 national conferences. She holds a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. She began her company Memories in Time from a desire to help others trace their family history. She has helped people get started, get through roadblocks, and find heirs to estates. Fiona is a co-founder of Talking Family History.

Michelle Patient is a genealogist and scientist with qualifications in chemistry and geology. She is a past President of the NZ Society of Genealogists and current NZ representative of the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS).

She has spoken in New Zealand, Australia, and England, belongs to many genealogy societies and has a keen interest in education, surname research, adoptions, methodology, and technology. She set up the New Zealand DNA Users Group on Facebook to assist researchers using this new tool. Michelle is also a co-founder of Talking Family History.

Image: Talking Family History - Fiona Brooker (left) and Michelle Patient (right)

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Email arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to book (booking essential) or register in advance to join the online webinar via Zoom.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining via Zoom.

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