NZ Family History Month at Auckland Libraries

This is the third year that Auckland Libraries have taken part in NZ Family History month. Each year has been more successful than the last, and this year is no exception.

We have some really fantastic events.

Family history month comprises of several components:
  1. 31 July - NZ Family History Fair launch event -  "A morning with Richard III" in conjunction with the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, NZ Family History Fair, Ancestry 
  2. 31 July - NZ Family History Month launch events:
    12 noon: The Royal New Zealand Fencible Corps with Alan La Roche
    2pm: Using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles with Helen Smith
    3.30pm: Writing family history for magazines and newspapers with Cassie Mercer (Inside History Magazine)

    Events on 31 July are a "taster" and a way of whetting the appetite for the NZ Family History Fair. Of course, we will see you at the Fair too! 
  3. 5 Aug - Find your past: a day with Josh Taylor FindMyPast US - Full day event - 3 seminars and research assistance (additional seminars to what he is delivering at the NZ Family History Fair)
  4. New Zealand Family History Month speaker series 2013.
    Specialist library staff speaking at Auckland Libraries around the region.
    71 events, 31 libraries and 3 research centres, 19 different topics, eight different speakers.
  5. Family history lunchtime series:- weekly instead of fortnightly for the month of August.
    - 7 Aug: Family history sources at Archives New Zealand with Stephanie va Gaalen
    - 14 Aug: Filling the cradles: private residential maternity homes with Lisa Truttman
    - 21 Aug: By sea, by ship: celebrating 20 years of the Voyager Maritime Museum Library
    - 28 Aug 12noon: Introduction to the New Zealand Society of Genealogists with Christine Hurst
    - 28 Aug 1pm: Family archives - prepare and preserve with David Ashman
  6. 30 Aug:- The Karen Kalopulu Family History Lock-In - closing Auckland Libraries' NZ Family History month programme
Access more details about all of the above from this page:
http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorymonth2013.aspx

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