Talks & workshops

Our specialist librarians in our Research Centres often give presentations, seminars and workshops throughout the Auckland Libraries region, the old Auckland province and New Zealand - both in libraries and also for community groups such as Historical Societies, SeniorNet, Probus, Round Table, and various branches and interest groups of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

They also often speak at events such as conferences, expos and Fairs.

An example of topics that our Central Auckland Research Centre research librarians have delivered:

  • Ancestry (all levels)
  • Auckland Council Archives
  • Auckland Libraries Family History eResources
  • Beginning your Family History*
  • British Newspaper Archives
  • Bust down those brick walls: tips and tricks to help solve your family history puzzle;
  • Cite that Source!
  • English family history (all levels)
  • Facebook for Genealogists
  • Findmypast (all levels)
  • Hospital records
  • Irish Family History
  • Making sense of the (UK) census
  • Mapping your ancestors
  • Military (use of official histories)
  • New Zealand Family History research
  • North American genealogy
  • Oral History for Family Historians
  • Pacific Island Family History Resources
  • Passenger lists and immigration*
  • Poor Law records
  • Probates and wills
  • Researching First World War records
  • Research logs and filing tips
  • Researching your family history from New Zealand
  • Scottish Family History (all levels)
  • Searching your family on the internet*
  • Social Media for Family Historians
  • The Genealogist (website) - (all levels)
  • Touching Death - killing off your ancestors!
  • Treasures of the Central Auckland Research Centre
  • Using newspapers and magazines for family history*
  • Using the Scottish Sasines
  • What's in my Genes? Examining death records

This is by no means a complete list of topics, new talks are being developed all the time in response to requests.

In addition to talks, our specialist staff can also assist or run family history workshops for groups.

If you would like one of our research librarians to come and talk to your group please email us your request

*Topics with an asterisk have also been delivered to school groups at an age appropriate level.

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