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New Zealand Cemeteries Heritage Week with Ancestry

New Zealand Cemeteries Heritage Week with Ancestry

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When:

  • Tue 3 Feb ’15, 10:30am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 4 Feb ’15, 3:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Thu 5 Feb ’15, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Where:

Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne St, Auckland CBD Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

New Zealand Cemeteries Heritage Week
Ancestry in conjunction with the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

When: Tuesday 3 February - Thursday 5 February
Where: Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library, Lorne Street, Auckland
Cost: Free

Booking: To secure your place, please contact the Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771.

Join us to explore the New Zealand Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, now online for the first time at Ancestry.com.

These seminars cover a large sweep of New Zealand’s history, including some of our most catastrophic disasters and a 'how to' in locating your ancestors through burial records.
Booking is essential for these talks and spaces are limited.

To reserve your place, please phone 09 307 7771 or email Central Auckland Research Centre arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Far-flung resting places: The shipwreck cemeteries
Tuesday 3 February, 10.30am - 11.30am
Our three specialist speakers will discuss some of our country's worst shipping disasters and their associated graveyards. These remote burial sites tell tragic but often heroic stories.

Speakers:
Michael Wynd from the Royal New Zealand Naval Museum
Ben Mercer from Ancestry.com
Gay Williams from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists​

The Hawke’s Bay Earthquake and other New Zealand disasters: Individual stories from the burial records
Tuesday 3 February, 2pm - 3pm
This seminar examines a number of major New Zealand disasters, with a special focus on the 84th anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay earthquake. Our speakers will reveal some of the individual stories behind the tragedies, and what burial records can tell us today about these catastrophic episodes in New Zealand’s history. They will also touch on the final resting places of some of those who perished in other disasters such as Erebus, Tangiwai and the Ballantyne’s Fire.

Speakers:
Ben Mercer from Ancestry.com
Specialist speaker from the New Zealand Society of Genealogist

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic: 8000 lost in nationwide tragedy
Wednesday 4 February, 2pm - 3pm
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic claimed the lives of 8600 New Zealanders between October and December 1918, as World War One came to an end. Over the three-month period, New Zealand lost half as many people to influenza as it had in the entire war. It remains to this day our worst disease outbreak. Both speakers will highlight some of the tragic stories contained in the burial records.

Speakers:
Ben Mercer from Ancestry.com
Gay Williams from New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Locating your ancestors through the burial records
Thursday 5 February 10.30am - 12pm
Specialist speakers will provide a ‘how to’ in extracting value from the cemeteries collection database, containing 1,623,788 individual records from across a 200-year period. In addition, Librarian David Verran will be presenting a special seminar on the 1882 Cemeteries Act.

Speakers:
David Verran from Central Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries
Ben Mercer from Ancestry.com
Gay Williams and Diane Wilson from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

To reserve your place, please phone 09 307 7771 or email Central Auckland Research Centre arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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