Launching Family History Month @ Auckland Libraries

On Wednesday, August 1, Family History Month begins here in New Zealand.

Auckland Libraries has a series of fabulous events across the region on a wide variety of topics nearly 50 events across 25 libraries - from Mahurangi in the North to Massey in the West and Pukekohe and Waiuku in the South! There is even an "overseas" visit to Waiheke Island.
Full details of the month can be reviewed here, and include links to the different events happening at the different libraries, speakers' profiles, and abstracts of the talks! These talks can be booked through the host library.

Launching Family History Month - 3 events on one day 

To kick off this exciting month, Auckland Libraries has THREE events in one day at Central City Library in Lorne Street.

Brad Argent is going to be very busy in New Zealand - as he will be doing a few different events for both Auckland Libraries and the New Zealand Society of Genealogists in celebration of Family History Month.

As well as speaking on "Getting More from Ancestry " f
or us on Sunday, Aug 5, Brad will also be with us on Wednesday morning, along with other special guests

Brad Argent,

Wednesday, August 1 - 11am

Challenging our national identity
What does it mean to be a Kiwi today?

August is Family History Month at Auckland Libraries. To kick off the month there will be a healthy discussion with a panel of experts on Identity and what it means to be a Kiwi in today’s society.

Join a free event featuring leading family history experts.
  • Genealogist: Sandra Metcalfe, New Zealand Society of Genealogists
  • Pacific Perspective: Fasitua Amosa
  • Tangata Whenua Perspective: Margaret Ngaropo
  • Chinese Perspective: Roseanne Liang
  • International Family History Expert: Brad Argent,
Facilitated by Family History Librarian: Seonaid Lewis, Auckland Libraries

11am, Wednesday 1 August
Whare Wānanga, opposite the Central Auckland Research Centre
L2, Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

To book your place, phone (09) 307 7771.

Genealogy in the Pacific Islands with Christine Liava’a

Wednesday 1 August, noon

Do you have ancestors, of any ethnicity, who lived or worked in the Pacific Islands? Polynesians, Melanesians, Europeans, Chinese, Indians, or other? Traders, Government officials, whalers, seamen, planters, soldiers, labourers?

Christine Liava’a, of the Pacific Islands Interests group, will speak on what sources for Pacific Island Genealogy are available and where to find them, particularly in Auckland.

To book your place, phone (09) 307 7771 or book online

WORKSHOP: Auckland Libraries’ Family History eResources with Seonaid Lewis
Wednesday 1 August, 2pm - 3pm

‘Akozone’ computer suite, Level 1
Central City Library, Lorne St

To book your place, phone (09) 307 7771 or book online

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