Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2020 Day 2

Family History Expo 2020 Day 2

See what Family History Expo events are happening on Sunday 9 August, 9am to 5pm at the Fickling Convention Centre .

Exhibition

Visit over 20 industry exhibitors dedicated to help you find your ancestors. The exhibition is open from 8.30am-5pm 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 at the Puketāpapa Room by the main entrance to help you get started.

Day 2 sessions

All sessions are free. No need to book for seminars. Seats are on a first come first serve basis. Seminar rooms will be emptied out after each presentation. Reserving seats is not allowed.

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.

Bring the children: Join the storytimes and activities at the Whānau Family History Fun Corner in Mt Roskill Library at 11am and 2pm. Get an activity booklet and/or Whakapapa research guide, a colouring in table with a family Coat of Arms, a Family Tree to pin your finished work on.

Get a Quiz sheet from either the library or the information desk. Complete and return to the Whānau Family History Fun Corner in Mt Roskill Library for a prize.


For Day 1 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2020 Day 1.

Morning sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
9am - 9.50am
Waikowhai Room
Video Link Curt Witcher: Finding the World with WorldCat
WorldCat.org is the largest bibliographic database in the world and on the web—and it’s free! This lecture focuses on how genealogists can best use this resource to identify materials that deal with the families, geographic areas, religions, ethnic groups, and occupations, and further, to link to other online sources off the beaten path.
​9am - 9.50am
​Lynfield Room
​Video Link John Grenham: Reverse genealogy: tracing living relatives in Irish records
​Over the past few years, developments in Irish genealogy online have made it simpler for the descendants of migrants from Ireland to pinpoint the precise location of a home of origin and to investigate the lives of extended family members who remained in Ireland. The talk details the relevant records.
10am - 10.50am
Waikowhai Room
Video Link Curt Witcher: Passenger and immigration research
This lecture challenges the student of genealogy to view an ancestor’s travel to this continent as a three-step process -- leaving, arriving, and settling down -- with each of these steps containing the possibility of record generation. Sample documents are viewed and suggestions provided on how to access immigration related data.
10am - 10.50am
Lynfield Room
Video Link John Grenham: Irish property records
Property leaves traces behind long after the people who held it have vanished. Irish property records are an excellent way of tracking those people. The talk covers Tithe Books, Griffith's Valuation, The Valuation Office, The Registry of Deeds and estate papers.
10am - 10.50am
Senior Citizens Room
Elena Fowler, My Heritage: MyHeritage DNA
There are over 4.5 million DNA test results in the MyHeritage database and the number is increasing every day. Join us to learn about the tools and features that MyHeritage offers and how you can use these to get the most out of your MyHeritage DNA test results.
11am - 11.50am
Waikowhai Room
Video Link Jason Reeve, Ancestry: New features in Ancestry
Learn about the new features in Ancestry, with your opportunity to ask Jason some questions during Q&A time.
11am - 11.50am
Lynfield Room
Gail Riddell, FTDNA: My glorious 2-faced chromosomes
Learn the traps you can fall into when looking at your autosomal matches results. Figuring out an autosomal connection needs a tester to understand that a chromosome browser is an essential tool to cope with the two-faceted nature of our 22 pairs of chromosomes, including our X Chromosome matches.
11am - 11.50am
Senior Citizens Room
Marie Hickey: NZ family history records explained
Which New Zealand records are available for the beginning family historian - how do they work and where do you access them?
​11am - 11.30am
​Mt Roskill Library
Whānau/Family History Fun Corner
​Family History storytime
​11.30am - 12pm
​Mt Roskill Library
Whānau/Family History Fun Corner
​Children's entertainment
​Songs and stories your Parents and Grandparents knew session 3: A celebration of Sesame Street songs and stories with Ukulele accompaniment followed by a story
12pm - 12.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Michelle Patient, Ancestry ProGenealogists: AncestryDNA
Explore some fundamental steps to get the most out of your AncestryDNA results, digging deeper into the website's features, as well as tips and hints for extracting genealogy evidence to help further your research.
12pm - 12.50pm
Lynfield Room
Mary Shadbolt, NZSG Chair: The KIWI flies: NZSG Strategy and Technology
The presentation will cover the key elements of the New Zealand Society of Genealogist's Strategic Plan and relate those to the development of key aspects in NZSG’s technology upgrade and digital environment with particular emphasis on Kiwi Collection going online.
12pm - 12.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Auckland Libraries' Poukōkiri Rangahau Māori (Māori Specialist Librarians): Tatai Whakapapa workshop
Whakapapa is about people, and is a link to whenua, heritage, and identity. For many it is taonga. Broaden your understanding of whakapapa. Our Poukōkiri Rangahau Māori (senior Māori research librarians) are here to guide you. Nau mai, haere mai, karawhiti mai rā e.
12pm - 12.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Jan Gow: The Genealogist computer class
Learn about the records and some fabulous tips and tricks with the website www.thegenealogist.com - 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 sponsor's raffle draw at 1.40pm.


Afternoon sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
​2pm - 2.30pm
​Mt Roskill Library
Whānau/Family History Fun Corner
​Children's entertainment
​Songs and stories your Parents and Grandparents knew session 4: New Zealand children’s songs and stories from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
2pm - 2.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Recording John Grenham: The recent revolution in Irish genealogical research
Over the past decade, Irish research has gone from being one of the weirdest and most difficult in the world to one of the weirdest and least difficult in the world. The talk outlines the starting point and the changes, with plenty of practical examples.
2pm - 2.50pm
Lynfield Room
Fiona Brooker, Memories in Time: Plan to Publish
It’s easy to put off writing a book as you strive to complete your research – a never ending task. Plan to Publish is a 12-step programme to publishing your family history and sharing with others what you know now (which then leads to new discoveries and updated editions).
2pm - 2.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Elena Fowler: Whakawhanaungatanga across the Pacific using "Big Y"
Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau Pākehā. Join us to learn how the results of the Big Y test from Family Tree DNA can help you trace your male ancestral lines from Aotearoa to the wider Pacific and beyond. The presentation draws on our whānau's experience and whakapapa and will include information helpful for anyone interested in understanding Y-DNA test results.
2pm - 2.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Jan Gow: FamilySearch computer class
Learn about the records and some fabulous tips and tricks with the website www.familysearch.org - 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
Michael Higgins, FamilySearch: An introduction to FamilySearch.org

3pm - 3.50pm
Lynfield Room
Michelle Patient: Dating photographs
Photographs can tell a story, give social context, and enhance our family history research. Michelle will explore some of the evidence within photographs which help to date them. Bring a copy (no originals please) of an unknown photograph for assessment. Michelle will also share her checklist and references so you can work on your unknowns after the Expo.
3pm - 3.50pm
Senior Citizens Room
Anthony Brunt: The Germans in Samoa
Tony Brunt reports on his last photo archival work for the Museum of Samoa, researching and collecting mainly private (digital) photography for the collection in Apia. He explores the content of an album he unearthed in Holland, that was kept by the last general manager of the large German DH & PG Co. in Samoa, Mr Karl Hanssen, who lived in Apia between 1894 and 1915. The album gives an unprecedented insight into aspects of Samoan and expatriate society during the German era, and is the subject of Tony’s second book on the German pictorial history of the islands.
4pm - 4.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Recording Curt Witcher : Finding the World with WorldCat
WorldCat.org is the largest bibliographic database in the world and on the Web—and it’s free! This lecture focuses on how genealogists can best use this resource to identify materials that deal with the families, geographic areas, religions, ethnic groups, and occupations they are searching, and further, to link to other online sources off the beaten path.
​4pm - 4.50pm
Lynfield Room​Recording John Grenham: Reverse genealogy: tracing living relatives in Irish records
​Over the past few years, developments in Irish genealogy online have made it simpler for the descendants of migrants from Ireland to pinpoint the precise location of a home of origin and to investigate the lives of extended family members who remained in Ireland. The talk details the relevant records.
4.50pm
Exhibition Hall (Hillsborough Room)

​Final sponsors raffle draw and closing address

Collect your prizes from the Information Desk. 

Closing address and thanks to sponsors, volunteers and supporters.

For Day 1 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2020 Day 1.


General information

Get venue details and more information on the Auckland Family History Expo 2020.