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Family History Open Day

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  • Sat 22 Aug ’15, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Hutt Bowling Club, 6 Myrtle St, Lower Hutt


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.00

Whether you are experienced or just beginning your family history journey, there will be something at our Wellington Family History Month Open Day for you.

Come along and hear one or more of our excellent speakers, who will be covering the basics along with some great tips and tricks to help you find those elusive ancestors.

Speaker Programme:
10:15am – Getting started on your family history & an introduction to Ancestry.com.au, with New Zealand genealogist Christine Clement
11:30am – Using the free website FamilySearch.org to research and build your family tree, with Garry Howard of FamilySearch
1:00pm – 4 “lightning talks” to help you add detail, collaborate with others and self-publish your family story
2:30pm – Digging deeper into New Zealand immigration and other records, with Christine Clement.

Help Desks:
Throughout the day there will be specialists in New Zealand, Maori, Pacific Islands, Australian, English, Irish and Scottish family history on hand to provide guidance and answer questions.

Experienced staff from the following organisations will also be there to help you: NZ Society of Genealogists (NZSG), Hutt City Libraries / Hutt City Archives, National and Alexander Turnbull Libraries, Archives NZ, Births, Deaths and Marriages (NZ), and NZ Defence Force Archives and Medals.

The top entries from a national genealogy competition for schools "What did you do in the war, Grandy" will be on display for all to view.

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