Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2019 Day 1

Family History Expo 2019 Day 1

See what Family History Expo events are happening on Saturday 10 August, 8.30am to 6pm at the Fickling Convention Centre .

Exhibition

Visit over 25 industry exhibitors dedicated to help you find your ancestors. The exhibition is open from 8.30am-6pm at the Hillsborough Room, lower ground floor of the Fickling Convention Centre. 

If you are an absolute beginner, head over to the Research Assistance table by the main entrance to help you get started.

Day 1 sessions

All sessions are free but booking is necessary for computer-based tutorials. Booking is only available on the day at the information desk. There are only 12 computers available for each tutorial, but you may also join in with your own laptop.

No need to book for seminars. Seats are on a first come first serve basis.

For Day 2 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2019 Day 2.

Morning sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
9am - 9.50am
Waikowhai Room
Keynote
Cyndi Ingle, CyndisList: Building a digital research plan
Using Internet databases and catalogues, discover how to build a research plan. Cyndi will walk you through the process of planning, researching, and keeping track of what has been researched.
10am - 10.50am
Waikowhai Room
Christine Clement: Ancestry
Introduction to Ancestry and Q&A time with Christine.
​10am - 10.50am
Senior Citizens​​Fiona Brooker: Encounters
​250 years ago, Captain Cook explored the South Pacific. Our ancestors also made the journey to New Zealand. Find out about resources for finding our ancestors' arrival in 19th and 20th century New Zealand.
10am - 10.50am
Lynfield Room
Seonaid Lewis: Beginning your family history
After visiting the Research Assistance table for your pedigree chart, get expert advice on how you can get your family history research started.
11am - 11.50am
Waikowhai Room
Russ Wilding: MyHeritage
Join Russ for an introduction to the records on MyHeritage.
11am - 11.50am
Senior Citizens
Michelle Patient: What's in a name?
Join Michelle as she looks at spelling variations, search techniques, and Scottish and Irish inheritance naming patterns, to help find evidence about your ancestors.
11am - 11.50am
Lynfield Room
Marie Hickey: NZ family history records explained
Marie will share what  New Zealand records are available for the beginner family historian.
12pm - 12.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Raymon Naisbitt: Navigating FamilySearch.org
Learn how to navigate Familysearch.org effectively. Browse the various tabs and learn how to access and use the Family Tree, the FamilySearch Wiki, the Learning Center and more!
12pm - 12.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Emerson Vandy: PapersPast
Join Emerson Vandy, PapersPast Service Manager, and discover how to access digitised heritage newspapers, magazines, parliamentary papers and the McLean letters through PapersPast.
12pm - 12.50pm
Lynfield Room
Raniera Kingi, Auckland Libraries: Tatai Whakapapa
Broaden your understanding of whakapapa and see what resources are available for whakapapa research within Auckland Libraries.
12pm - 12.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Seonaid Lewis: Findmypast computer class
Join Seonaid's tutorial on www.findmypast.com.au - book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop to access the library WiFi.
​1pm - 1.50pm
​Senior Citizens
​Sponsors lunchtime tutorial - Jan Gow and Bradley: FamilyTree Maker
​Genealogy software program, FamilyTree Maker makes it easier than ever to discover your family story, preserve your legacy and share your unique heritage.

 

Break for lunch at 1pm - 1.50pm 

Visit our exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall (Hillsborough Room). There will be a raffle draw from our sponsors at 1.50pm.

Afternoon sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
2pm - 2.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Nick Barratt: The story of Greater London
London has a rich, diverse history stretching back 2000 years, yet the City of London only covers one square mile. 'Greater London' is actually London and Westminster covering 625 square miles. This talk looks at the social and economic forces that lay behind the city's growth.
2pm - 2.50pm
Senior Citizens 
Fiona Brooker: DNA Explorer
You've got your DNA results; now it's time to find out how to make the most of them. What do you need to know if other family members do DNA tests? How do you future-proof your results?
2pm - 2.50pm
Lynfield Room
Jan Gow: The Cake Tin reference library
Create a reference library about the places your ancestors lived using the Cake Tin metaphor. Jan explains how to store this information in one place so you can align the Who with the Where.
2pm - 2.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Russ Wilding: MyHeritage computer class
Join Russ' tutorial on www.myheritage.com - book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop to access the library WiFi.
3pm - 3.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Raymon Naisbitt: Using digital records on FamilySearch.org
Learn how to get the most out of FamilySearch. There are at least five different ways to access different record collections and knowing the tips related to these can save you time. 
3pm - 3.50pm
Senior Citizens
Gail Riddell, FTDNA: Facts and fallacies of DNA testing
How to get the best, and avoid the worst, from your DNA test.
3pm - 3.50pm
Lynfield Room
Robyn Williams: Exploring the NZ Society of Genealogists website
Robyn will show you what’s on the website and give you an overview of the many resources available to members and hints for using the public-access library catalogue.
4pm - 4.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Cyndi Ingle: Maintaining an organised computer
Are you tired of searching for files and programs on your computer fruitlessly? Learn how to set up a foolproof filing system and an electronic workbook to correspond with your offline research. 
4pm - 4.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Michelle Patient: An introduction to AncestryDNA
What is AncestryDNA? You've seen the adverts, but just what is it, how does it help and what do you do with your results once you get them back? 
4pm - 4.50pm
Lynfield Room
Marie Hickey, Auckland Libraries: Tartan in the blood, whisky in the veins
This talk will take you through a myriad of resources for researching Scottish family history; from birth, death and marriage certificates to tax records. Suitable for all levels.
​4.55pm
​Exhibition Hall
​Sponsors raffle draw
5pm - 5.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Nick Barratt: Researching and writing your family history
This talk uses an extended case study to demonstrate the different sources and layers of history required to turn anecdotal stories into engaging reading. Also discussed are the routes for publishing family history research.
5.50pm
​Senior Citizens Room
Raymon Naisbitt: Strategies for using civil registration in the British Isles
​Learn research strategies for using birth, marriage, and death certificates in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Discussed will be the best websites for getting information, how to order the certificates, and strategies for using these records effectively.


For Day 2 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2019 Day 2.


General information

Get venue details and more information on the Auckland Family History Expo 2019.