Auckland Libraries: Elusive ancestors

The hunt for Ellen Louisa Taylor

Wednesday 4 March 12pm to 1pm Free

Do you have elusive ancestors? Join us and learn how Peter Krafft solved the mystery of Ellen Louisa Taylor.

From the photograph collection of Peter Krafft.
Although Ellen’s family, the Taylors, were involved in horse racing in Otahuhu and Ellerslie during the latter half of the 19th century, several members of the family proved more elusive than others to find - and Ellen Louisa was the most difficult of the lot. Hear how Peter finally solved this family history mystery. 

Peter Krafft 

Peter Krafft originally trained as a Brewer and is a retired Quality Assurance Manager for an international brewing company. He is skilled at problem-solving and never believes that one document is enough when tracing ancestors - with some justification. He is a Team Leader at the NZ Society of Genealogists' Research Centre in Panmure and is always happy to talk about either beer or genealogy - sometimes both at the same time. 

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 although not always essential.

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From the photograph collection of Peter Krafft.

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