Auckland Libraries: The dash - writing our stories

The dash - writing our stories with Fiona Brooker

Wednesday 1 April 12pm to 1pm Free

Kate Eliza Turvey nee Male, 1868-1932. The dash – the gap between a birth date and a death date in our family history is what tells the story of our ancestors.

Published family histories at Research Central
Just some of the published New Zealand family histories in the collection at Research Central.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this event will now be live-streamed. A web link will be sent out to registered participants.

Using the material we have found in our research we can expand our search to add social history to our ancestors lives. Then it’s up to us to write their story and use what we have created for our ancestors as a source of inspiration for writing our own story.
 
This live-stream will take place online on Zoom from 12 noon to 1pm, Wednesday 1 April.

Please book below and you will be sent a weblink on the late afternoon of Tuesday 31 March.

Stay on afterwards to hear more about publishing your family history from Fiona Brooker at the My Story event .

Fiona Brooker 

Fiona Brooker has served as both President and Treasurer of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG) and has worked with local branches, including convening the 2008 and 2018 national conferences. She holds a Higher Certificate in Genealogy from the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies. She began her company Memories in Time  from a desire to help others trace their family history. 
 
She has helped people get started; get through road blocks; get organised and find heirs to estates. She loves to teach family history and digital scrapbooking, and believes there is nothing better than getting someone else addicted to the hunt for their ancestors. 

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. 

Please book and you will be sent a livestreaming link late on the afternoon of Tuesday 31 March.

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Published family histories at Research Central
Just some of the published New Zealand family histories in the collection at Research Central.

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