Thriller Thursday:- August - Family History Month at Auckland Libraries!

Family History Month is an Australasian event that runs throughout August each year and consists of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history research and genealogy.

For many years the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations ( AFFHO), New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) and affiliated family history societies have celebrated family history.

Its a great way of showcasing family history and getting people involved.

This is the fourth year that Auckland Libraries have participated with events that are run throughout the region.

The Speaker Series is a month-long season of family history talks presented by library specialists and held at libraries all over Auckland. 

This year, there are 23 topics, held at 34 different libraries, making a total of 122 events region-wide throughout Auckland!

Find the talk you're interested in below, go to our website and see which date and location suits you best. 

Be sure to contact the host library and book your place for any that interest you! All sessions run for one hour unless otherwise stated.
Morris family group. c1941.
Frank Morris Collection
West Auckland Research Centre

Topics include:
  • Auckland Libraries family history eResources;
  • Beginners guide to Ancestry;
  • Beginners guide to FindMyPast; 
  • Beginning your family history;
  • Brick walls: tips and tricks to help solve your family history puzzle; 
  • British Newspaper Archive; 
  • Captives of the Kaiser: Researching Prisoners of War during the First World War;
  • Doing family history: a journey to Matakana; 
  • Family history roadshow; 
  • Hospital records; 
  • Military: The use of the official histories; 
  • Newspapers and magazines for family history; 
  • Pacific Island resources;
  • Passenger lists and immigration; 
  • Poor law; 
  • Probate and wills; 
  • Question and answer sessions; 
  • Researching First World War records; 
  • Researching your Irish ancestry; 
  • Searching for your family on the internet; 
  • Whakapapa storytime; 
  • Whakapapa for adults; 
  • Whakapapa for rangatahi (children)

Some libraries are having more than one event on the day - some are even making a whole day of it!

Some come along and be thrilled at:
Family History Month @ Auckland Libraries
Venue: Your local library - Auckland Libraries regionwide
Group: Auckland Libraries
Contact: Host Library

Looking forward to family history month myself

Happy hunting - Seonaid

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