Auckland Libraries: Auckland Family History Expo 2022

Auckland Family History Expo 2022

Tāmaki Huinga Tātai Kōrero

Auckland Libraries and the Genealogical Computing Group  proudly present a weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics on researching genealogy and family history.

Join us on Friday 12 August to Sunday 14 August 2022 at the Fickling Convention Centre , 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings.

Take advantage of our free seminars, from beginner to advanced, computer-based tutorials, ask-an-expert sessions and research assistance on Saturday 13 August and Sunday 14 August. No booking required. Bring your laptops to take full advantage of the workshops and tutorials.

Due to COVID-19's effect on airfare, our international guest speakers will be joining us virtually via Zoom. Our New Zealand speakers will join us in person.

Speakers and sessions

Venue information

Fickling Convention Centre is adjacent to Three Kings Reserve and has some on-street parking on Mt Albert Rd and in side streets. If you are able-bodied we suggest public transport or off street parking in surrounding streets. This multi-functional venue is wheelchair-friendly and has accessible toilets.

Over the weekend there will be a coffee van with snacks onsite. There are a couple of cafes and a supermarket nearby, but you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you.

Raffles: Three tickets for $5 – prizes include subscriptions to your favourite genealogy websites, DNA kits, magazine subscriptions, membership fees, VHS tape conversions to digital, and research tools and services. 

Raffle donors are:


  • Alexander Turnbull/National Library of New Zealand/Papers Past
  • Ancestry
  • Auckland Council Archives
  • Auckland Libraries
  • FamilySearch 
  • FamilyTree DNA 
  • Family Tree Maker and Mentis 
  • FamNet
  • FIBIS (Families of British India Society)
  • Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS)
  • Memories In Time
  • MyHeritage and Legacy FamilyTree Webinars 
  • National Army Museum (Kippenberger Research Library)
  • New Zealand Fencibles Society
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. and interest groups:
    • English Interest Group
    • Irish Interest Group
    • Māori Interest Group
    • Pacific Islands Interest Group
    • Scottish Interest Group
  • NZDF Personnel Archives and Medals 
  • PapersPast 
  • Wales – New Zealand Family History Society


The Auckland Family History Expo would not be possible without the financial support of our fabulous sponsors: 

Alexander Turnbull/National Library of New Zealand ; Ancestry ; Auckland Libraries, FamilySearch, FamilyTree Maker software (Mackiev), Findmypast, Genealogical Computing Group (a special interest group of the NZ Society of Genealogists), MyHeritage, Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS), New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Ancestry is a Platinum Sponsor of the Auckland Family History Expo and also the Christchurch Family History Expo that is being held the following weekend, on Friday 19 to Sunday 21st August in Tūranga Library, Christchurch.

MyHeritage and Family Tree Maker are Gold sponsors.

Please contact us if you want to support our Expo with financial sponsorship or by donating a raffle prize. Send an email to

Logo of Ancestry, Platinum sponsor.

Logos of My Heritage and Family Tree Maker, Gold sponsors.

Logos of sponsors for the Family History Expo 2022.

Logo of Find My Past, sponsor for the Family History Expo 2022.

Auckland Libraries:Auckland Family History Expo 2022 A weekend-long event related to researching genealogy and family history