Free family history lunchtime sessions


In my final blog for 2008, 1 would like to review what we have done this year.
Over this year, we have conducted the following full dayworkshops:
  •             Family history resources at Auckland City Libraries
  •          New Zealand resources  
  •          Australian resources
Every second Wednesday we have presented family history focused talks.
Some of the highlights from this series are:
  •            Papers past
  •           New Zealand electoral rolls
  •           Passenger records
  •            Family history on the Internet – presented by Jan Gow
  •           Ancestry.com
  •           New Zealand Gazette
          
In November we ran a hugely  successful series of meetings“Telling your life story. A series of workshops to get you started.
…and of course the piece de resistance for the year was the annual Family History Lock in – always popular and a chance for family history nuts to get together and research the night away.
I feel exhausted just thinking about what we have done this year
The programme of events from February til April 2009 has just been finalised
All lunch time sessions are FREE
  •         Wednesday 4th February 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                  The value of local history
                  Renowned local historian Lisa Truttman will talk about the value of local history
  •         Wednesday 18th February 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                  19th Century Auckland
                  Ever wondered what Auckland was like in 1840, or 1900, or any time within that period.
                  Come along and find out.
  •          Wednesday 4th March 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                   Papers Past
  •          learn how to search effectively in Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand's digital collection of 19th Century and early 20th century newspapers 
  •          Wednesday 18th March 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                   Auckland City Council Archives resources that are relevant to family and
                   local history research.
  •          Wednesday 1st April 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                   Early NZ military records.
                   Come and hear renowned historian and military expert John Binsley.
  •          Wednesday 15th April 2009 12 noon – 1pm
                   Machinery – tips and tricks
                   Come and learn how to use our microfilm/reader/printer/scanners effectively.
Bookings are essential for these free lunchtime sessions.
You can book by phone   09 3077771

I would like to wish you all a safe and Merry  Christmas and holiday season. and hope that you return to your research rested and energised.

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