From genealogy to family history to personal heritage

Queen's Birthday Weekend, Karen, Marie and myself are off to Taupo, to attend the New Zealand Society of Genealogists' 2012 Conference and AGM.

We're attending not only as members, but also to represent Auckland Libraries - with an exhibition/research table set up, and I will have the pleasure of speaking also.

We're all very excited that the keynote speaker for this conference is Dr Nick Barratt - formerly lead genealogist from the TV series Who Do You Think You Are? (both the UK and Australian series) and also the lead researcher and presenter of Hidden House Histories.

Historian, author, genealogist, and broadcaster, his presentations over the conference weekend will no doubt be well received.

Yesterday morning Dr Barratt was interviewed by Kathryn Ryan on the nine to noon programme on Radio New Zealand National.

He had a lot of really interesting stuff to say about ancestral tourism and personal heritage. I was particularly interested in his enthusiasm in getting children involved in personal heritage via the school curriculum - its a subject very close to my own heart.

Have a listen to his interview.

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