Auckland Libraries: Review your research

Kick-start your family history research

Wednesday 29 January 12pm to 1pm Free

Join Michelle Patient as she discusses why you should take a fresh look at research you’ve put to one side; from resources you may have missed, to new records.

Reviewing your research with fresh eyes might just get you past your family tree brick walls and barriers. As we learn more about genealogy research, DNA testing, and how to access data, leads can open up to help us move around or even break through those roadblocks. 

Michelle will also provide a checklist to help navigate new evidence and where it might be available. 

Michelle Patient 

Australian genealogist Michelle Patient is also a scientist, computer geek and DNA enthusiast. She grew up with a grandmother whose family stories, photographs and memorabilia sparked her life-long interest in genealogy. In 1989, Michelle began searching for her English half-sister, and in 2005 she reconnected her mother with her birth family. Adding DNA research to her genealogy tool kit has increased the range of Michelle’s methods, revealed skeletons and broken down many brick walls. 

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 highly recommended to ensure your place.

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