Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2018 Day 2

Family History Expo 2018 Day 2

See what Family History Expo events are happening on Sunday 12 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 2018 Day 1.

Morning sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
9am - 9.50am
Waikowhai Room
Keynote
Jason Reeve: AncestryDNA
Jason will talk about AncestryDNA, how it can help your research and what you can do with your results.
10am - 10.50am
Waikowhai Room
Diane Loosle: FamilySearch mobile apps
Learn how to use the FamilySearch mobile apps to easily complete simple research tasks.
10am - 10.50am
Lynfield Room
Michelle Patient: Treasures stored in the Internet Archive
Michelle will take you on a tour of this online archive, a valuable research tool for historians and genealogists.
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
Kerry Farmer: I've done my test, what's next?
Find out how to start using DNA test results to look for living relatives.
11am - 11.50am
Lynfield Room
Joanne Graves: Old Auckland: Not just digital
Take a look back at Auckland's early years and how to use the library to explore the city's unique story.
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
Fiona Brooker: Across the ditch
See how Trans-Tasman migration, whether permanent or temporary, was a part of our ancestor's lives.
12pm - 12.50pm
Lynfield Room
Tracy Little: Facebook as a genealogy tool
Learn about Facebook and your privacy, how to search and make use of Facebook search, pages and groups.
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
Russ Wilding: MyHeritage computer class
Join Russ' tutorial on the MyHeritage 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 1.40pm.

Afternoon sessions

Time
VenueTitleDescription
2pm - 2.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Russ Wilding: MyHeritageDNA
Find out how  MyHeritageDNA can help you find those missing links and verify your research.
2pm - 2.50pm
Lynfield Room
Diane Loosle: FamilySearch tools for the advanced researcher
Diane will take you past the basics and share advanced tools and tricks, how to use the FamilySearch catalogue and more.
2pm - 2.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Ruth Lam: Fruits of our labours
Ruth explores the issues commonly encountered by those looking for information to reconnect with relatives in China.
2pm - 2.50pm
Mt Roskill Library
Seonaid Lewis: Findmypast computer class
Join Seonaid's tutorial on the Findmypast website. Book one of 12 library computers at the Expo information desk or bring your own laptop.
3pm - 3.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Kerry Farmer: GEDMatch and other DNA tools
Explore GEDMatch, DNA Painter and other tools to help you find DNA matches and analyse them.
3pm - 3.50pm
Lynfield Room
Fiona Brooker: Freeneology
Fiona will share on how to make the most of free and almost free sources to help you with family history research.
3pm - 3.50pm
Puketāpapa Room
Andy Fenton: Researching memories online
Get to know Recollect, a solution for communities wanting to share their research and collections.
4pm - 4.50pm
Waikowhai Room
Keynote
Diane Loosle: Are you your own brick wall?
Diane will discuss essential clues and resources to avoid common mistakes researchers make.
4.50pm

Final sponsors raffle draw and closing address

For Day 1 sessions, see the Family History Expo 2018 Day 1.


General information

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