Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2019 Day 2

Family History Expo 2019 Day 2

See what Family History Expo events are happening on Sunday 11 August, 8.30am to 5pm 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, on the 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 2 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 1 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2019 Day 1.

Morning sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
9am - 9.50am
Waikowhai Room
Keynote
Nick Barratt: Beyond the mists of time - Sources for medieval and early modern genealogy
Nick will talk about the challenges in tracing your family history back before the 17th century, the ancient manorial system and medieval and early modern government sources, as well as a brief introduction to the legal system.
10am - 10.50am
Waikowhai Room
Cyndi Ingle: Unappreciated treasures - Libraries, archives and digital collections
Cyndi will explore various library websites looking for special collections, including WorldCat, ArchiveGrid and NUCMC. 
10am - 10.50am
Senior Citizens Room
Russ Wilding: Amaze yourself with MyHeritageDNA
Find out how MyHeritageDNA can become another tool in your genealogy toolbox to help find missing links and verify your research.
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
Joan McCracken: Enhancing the story - Resources at the National Library of New Zealand
Joan will look at some of the collections and resources you can access online and onsite that can add context and content to your family history research.
11am - 11.50am
Senior Citizens Room
Michelle Patient: DNA tips and tricks
Michelle will explore fundamental steps to get the most out of your AncestryDNA, My Heritage, FTDNA, LivingDNA and 23andMe results, with tips and tools for extracting genealogy evidence.
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, FamilySearch: Big four record types for Irish research
Learn about the ‘big 4’ record types for Ireland and how to use them to find your Irish ancestors - civil registration, census records, church records, and land records. 
12pm - 12.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Fiona Brooker: "Quick and Dirty" trees for DNA matches
Creating “Quick and Dirty” family trees for your matches to find out if you're related. Plus, hints and tips on the way.
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
Jan Gow: The Genealogist computer class
Join Jan's tutorial on www.thegenealogist.co.uk - book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop to access the library WiFi.

 

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: A march through time
Nick will look at eight centuries of British protest movements, from the birth of liberty and Parliament to the extension of franchise. Also included are resources where ancestors might have appeared.
2pm - 2.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Andy Fenton, NZ Micrographics: Inspire recollections with online research
The Recollect platform is great for sharing records, photographs, stories and historical information. Andy will show you how to use these sites and how to contribute your stories to these research sites.
2pm - 2.50pm
Lynfield Room
Joanne Graves: Early Auckland - Highlights from Kura
The Addresses to Sir George Grey, and the Old Colonists Association Register are just two of the treasures now on Kura Heritage Collections Online. Take a tour of these treasures.
2pm - 2.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Marie Hickey: Ancestry computer class
Join Marie's tutorial on www.ancestry.com.au - 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
Jan Gow: Are forms your friend or foe?
The right forms are an essential component for improving research. Jan will suggest programs to make it easier for your research, and for your descendants.
3pm - 3.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Fiona Brooker: The DNA Toolkit
There is a range of tools to help you learn more from your DNA results. In this session, we’ll look at using these tools and what you will end up with.
3pm - 3.50pm
Lynfield Room
Christine Liava'a: Fijian research
Fiji has the best records in the Pacific region for genealogy. Christine will explain what is available and where to find them, and will have copies of various books for inspection. She will also show some of the family trees from Fiji that she has worked on, and can offer advice for your family.
4pm - 4.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Cyndi Ingle: Pin your ancestors down with Google Maps and Google Earth
Combined with other mapping resources, Cyndi will demonstrate how using Google Maps and Google Earth gives you a visual aid for your research.
​4pm - 4.50pm
Senior Citizens Room​​Raymon Naisbitt: England records beyond the grave
​Learn about what English records were kept after death, such as probate, burial records, death certificates, estate duty registers, monumental inscriptions, cemetery registers, and newspapers. 
4.50pm
Exhibition Hall
Final sponsors raffle draw and closing address

For Day 1 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2019 Day 1.


General information

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