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Wellington Family History Month Open Day

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  • Sat 5 Aug ’17, 9:30am – 4:00pm


Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, 35 Marsden Avenue, Karori, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Entry (under 18 Free): $10.00
  • Under 18 Free: $0.00

From the past into the future.

Celebrating 50 years of Family History research in New Zealand. 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.

Guest talks:
- Starting your family history (Sarah Hewitt)
- Papers Past: Digging for gold! (Emerson Vandy)
- In their own words: Intro to oral history methodology (Judith Fyfe)
- Navigating Archway: Searching ArchivesNZ resources (Donal Raethel)
- Discovering a paper son from digital fingerprints (Richard Foy, National Library)
- Great War Stories (Anna Cotrell)
- DNA - 4 different talks (Michelle Patient)

Help, Advice, Displays:
Throughout the day there will be specialists in family history on hand to provide guidance and answer questions.

Exhibitor Stands:
these organisations/groups will have an exhibitor stand at the Open Day:
- National Library/Alexander Turnbull Library;
- Archives New Zealand;
- Births, Deaths and Marriages;
- LDS FamilySearch;
- New Zealand Defence Force Archives and Medals;
- Wellington City Council Archives;
- Lower North Island Irish Group;
- English Group;
- Scottish Group;
- Paul Alpe & NZ Society of Genealogists database products.

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