Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2018 Day 1

Family History Expo 2018 Day 1

See what Family History Expo events are happening on Saturday 11 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 2018 Day 2.

Morning sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
9am - 9.50am
Waikowhai Room
Keynote
Kerry Farmer: English parish records
Kerry takes you through the Church of England parish registers from the 1600s until today, especially useful in the period before the 19th-century censuses and the start of Civil Registration in 1837.
10am - 10.50am
Waikowhai Room
Jason Reeve: Ancestry and AncestryDNA
Introduction to Ancestry and AncestryDNA and Q&A time with Jason.
10am - 10.50am
Lynfield Room
Jan Gow: Getting to know The Genealogist!
Jan will share what The Genealogist website has to offer, plus tips and tricks you can use.
10am - 10.50am
Puketāpapa 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
Lynfield Room
Fiona Brooker: Getting the vote
See how election records provide a good resource for finding your ancestors.
11am - 11.50am
Puketāpapa 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
Kerry Farmer: Scottish family history - more than BMD
Explore lesser-known Scottish resources that provide information beyond births, deaths and marriages.
12pm - 12.50pm
Lynfield Room
Tracy Little: NZ Society of Genealogists website unravelled and explained
Tracy will showcase what resources are available on the NZSG website for members and non-members.
12pm - 12.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Raniera Kingi: Whakapapa
Broaden your understanding of whakapapa and see what resources are available for whakapapa research within Auckland Libraries.
12pm - 12.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Jan Gow: The Genealogist computer class
Join Jan's tutorial on The Genealogist website. Book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop.

 

Break for lunch at 1pm - 1.50pm 

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

Afternoon sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
2pm - 2.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Rowan Carroll: The New Zealand Police Gazettes
Rowan, Director of the Police Museum, will talk about the New Zealand Police Gazettes, published from 1877 - 1988 as a means of distributing information across all NZ police.
2pm - 2.50pm
Lynfield Room
Michelle Patient: To DNA or not to DNA, that is the question
Michelle will introduce DNA testing for family history and talk about how it can help your future research.
2pm - 2.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Jan Gow: Are you getting the best from the teams working for you?
See how you can make the best use of the major genealogy websites.
2pm - 2.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Marie Hickey: Ancestry computer class
Join Marie's tutorial on the Ancestry website. Book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop.
3pm - 3.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Diane Loosle: Finding elusive records on FamilySearch
Learn how to use the FamilySearch website and get time-saving tips and advice on how to access the record collections.
3pm - 3.50pm
Lynfield Room
Gail Riddell: FamilyTree DNA explained
How to get the best, and avoid the worst, from your DNA test.
3pm - 3.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Fiona Brooker: Quick tips for genealogists: Word and Excel
Get tips on how Excel can keep track of your research and how Word can format your pages to look professional.
4pm - 4.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Kerry Farmer: Convicts - from trial to freedom
Learn how you can follow the passage of convict ancestors from initial crime reports, through trial and their period as a convict in an Australian colony.
4pm - 4.50pm
Lynfield Room
Jan Gow: LivingDNA
Learn about LivingDNA’s motherline, fatherline and family DNA tests.
4pm - 4.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Christine Liava’a: Pacific Island research
Christine will discuss sources, records and research methods for the various Pacific island groups.
5pm - 5.50pm
Waikowhai Room
​​Keynote
Diane Loosle: FamilySearch: A global approach
Learn the who, what and why of FamilySearch and how extensive its scope is.
5.50pm
Sponsors raffle draw


For Day 2 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2018 Day 2.


General information

Get venue details and more information on the Auckland Family History Expo 2018.