Auckland Libraries: Family History Expo 2021 opening event

Family History Expo 2021 opening event

Friday 13 August 5pm-8.30pm
Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mount Albert Road, Auckland

Family History Expo opening reception for speakers, exhibitors and the general public

Bookings: $22 a ticket, numbers limited, bookings essential.
Entry only by pre-paid booking. No door sales. No refunds.

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5pm: Refreshments and canapes, mix and mingle

6pm: The Fromelles Genealogy Project: 
From WW1 Unknown Grave to 21st Century Named Grave with Michelle Leonard
In May 2008, 250 WWI soldiers were uncovered in a mass grave in France, leading to the ground-breaking project to uncover their identities via DNA testing, anthropological data and genealogical research. Hear the story of the Fromelles Project with a focus on how genealogical detective work helped identify and provide named graves for many of these soldiers, along with an explanation on how to research WW1 soldiers and trace DNA appropriate relatives.

7pm: Family History Friday’s LIVE! 
with Jason Reeve (Ancestry AU & NZ - platinum sponsor), and Talking Family History's Michelle Patient and Fiona Brooker

8pm: Q&A session and interactive discussion
8.30pm: Close

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