Auckland Libraries: What's in a name?

What's in a name? with Anne Brady

Wednesday 13 March 12pm to 1pm Free

Are your surnames making your family history research difficult? Let Anne show you how to find them in this HeritageTalk.

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Why can't you find your names when searching through online databases? Anne will give us lots of ideas on how to search for elusive ancestors using surname variants. You will get a lot more from the session if you bring along a piece of paper headed with columns of your ‘brick wall’ names.

Bio: Anne Brady has been doing genealogy off and on for over thirty years. Being addicted to books and reading, one of her most favourite parts is the background reading which opens up our ancestor's lives. She is a volunteer for the New Zealand Society of Genealogists , as well as a member and previous New Zealand Representative of the Guild of One Name Studies .

About HeritageTalks

Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond?


Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. 


HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended although not essential.


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