Auckland Libraries: Baby in the phone box

The baby in the phone box

Wednesday 19 August 12pm to 1pm Free

Join Gail Wilson-Waring, the researcher and genealogist on the TV 3 show “David Lomas Investigates” online or in person as she gives us a behind the scenes look at solving the NZ story of the baby found in a phone box.

Nurse with baby found in the phone box
DNA proved to be the key to unlocking this nearly 60-year old mystery and Gail takes us through the steps taken to solve this mystery including clustering, building "quick and dirty" trees, contacting potential family to ask them to take DNA tests and how to write that all important letter. 

Gail Wilson-Waring Gail Wilson-Waring

Gail has worked with David Lomas for the past six years as his researcher / genealogist. 

She has completed a PLCGS from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies, is an Associate Member of Society of Genealogists (UK), a member of the Guild of One Name Studies, and a member of the Utah Genealogical Association. 

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Book now! Join us in person in the Whare Wananga L2 Central City Library. Email to book (booking essential). 

Or register to join the event online via Zoom: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
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