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1010 1-31 Aug 2015

NZ Family History Month at Auckland Libraries

When: Throughout August 2015 Where: Across Auckland Libraries Cost: Free Family History Month is an annual festival of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history and genealogy.Whether you're just beginning your journey into your family's past or are an experienced researcher, you'll find an event to help you take the next step.Find your region to see what's on at a library near you: CentralBlockhouse Bay - Grey Lynn - Leys Institute - Mt Roskill - Onehunga - Remuera - St Heliers - Waiheke Find Family History Month events in the central area. North and WestAlbany - Birkenhead - Devonport - East Coast Bays - Mahurangi East - Northcote - Orewa - Takapuna - Waitakere Central - Wellsford - Whangaparaoa Find Family History Month events in the north and west. South and EastBotany - Highland Park - Howick - Mangere East - Mangere Town Centre - Manukau - Manurewa - Otara - Pakuranga - Papatoetoe - Pukekohe - Sir Edmund Hillary, Papakura - Te Matariki Clendon Find Family History Month events in the south and east.See website for detailshttp://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorymonth2015.aspx

Venue: Assorted Auckland Libraries regionwide

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Contact the host library

Web: http://bit.ly/1Sf3eND

 

1010 7-9 Aug 2015

Auckland Family History Expo 2015

The Auckland Family History Expo is a weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics related to genealogy and researching your family history.A range of exhibitors will have stalls set up throughout the weekend, and a variety of talks on research techniques, resources and tools will be taking places in three separate venues around the library.See the programme of events for each day:Friday 7 August - $10, booking instructions below Saturday 8 August - free, no bookings required Sunday 9 August - free, no bookings required Keep an eye out for Auckland War Memorial Museum's interactive Mobile Roadshow Unit, which will be parked outside Central City Library in Lorne Street all day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.As always, library staff will be available in the Central Auckland Research Centre to provide research assistance and access to resources.Exhibitors, presenters and research assistance from:*Ancestry*Findmypast*FamilySearch*Archives New Zealand*Auckland War Memorial Museum and WW100*The Guild of One-Name Studies*The NZ Fencible Society*Hooked on Genealogy and Beehive Books*Anglican Archives*Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum*The New Zealand Society of Genealogists and interest groups: New Zealand, Australian, Scots, Irish, English, European, Huguenot, Pacific Island and Maori. More details onlinehttp://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/aucklandfamilyhistoryexpo.aspx

Venue: Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Seonaid Lewis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

web: http://bit.ly/1I0DWLb

 

1010 12-26 Aug 2015

Family History Lunchtime Series talks for Family History Month

Evernote for genealogists with Michelle PatientWednesday 12 August, 12 noon to 1pmWant an easy way to save webpages or oral histories? Note-taking is an essential part of the family history research process, and so is storing and retrieving them - if you can find where you put them.Evernote is an easy-to-use, flexible tool that not only stores notes (text, sound, images and handwriting) but makes them easy to find. If you’re curious, come along to hear genealogist and ‘geek’ Michelle Patient explain the features of Evernote and how it can help researchers be more efficient, more focussed, and less frustrated.Michelle Patient speaks regularly around New Zealand and overseas on a range of family history and technology topics. We welcome her return to Auckland Libraries during Family History Month. Preserving now for the future with David AshmanWednesday 19 August, 12 noon to 1pmTake a glimpse behind the scenes to see how we care for Heritage Collections at Auckland Libraries.Join David Ashman for this illustrated presentation about how we look after the precious collections in our care. During the course of this session David will give handy tips about preserving your family documents, photographs and treasured books.David Ashman is the Preservation Manager and Book Conservator for Auckland Libraries. Calling the roll: war memorial tablets with Bruce RingerWednesday 26 August, 12 noon to 1pmAlmost every New Zealand town has its own war memorial cenotaph or war memorial building, but less prominent are the war memorial tablets that hang in so many schools, churches and public halls (and sometimes in sports clubs, social clubs, lodges, businesses and returned services clubs).While rolls of honour usually honour the fallen, the majority of rolls on memorial tablets list all who served. This talk will examine memorial tablets, plaques and shields that commemorate New Zealand wars, explore the criteria used to include names and touch on questions of ethnicity, women, and the artistic significance of these artefacts.Bruce Ringer is Team Leader at Auckland Libraries South Auckland Research Centre. He has published a number of articles on local history topics and a history of Totara Park, Manurewa. He has photographed and documented more than 150 previously unrecorded war memorials in South Auckland and other areas, and is currently working on a book on Manurewa soldiers during the Great War. BookingTo reserve your place, contact the Central Auckland Research Centre on +64 9 307 7771, or complete our online booking form.http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorylunchtimeseries2015.aspx

Venue: Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Seonaid Lewis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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1010 28-29 Aug 2015

The Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in

When: Friday 28 August 2015, 8pm - Saturday 29 August, 8am Where: Central Auckland Research Centre, Central City Library, Level 2 Cost: $60 for members of Auckland Libraries and members of the NZ Society of Genealogists, $70 for non-members Booking: Secure your place by filling out the booking form. Please note, refunds will not be possible in case of cancellation.For more information, contact the Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771.Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in the Central Auckland research library?Research your family history or whakapapa with help from our specialist research librarians and volunteers from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the annual Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in!The timetable for this event will be as follows:5pm: Registration5.30pm: Pre-lock-in tour of the Central Auckland Research Centre7pm: Pre-lock-in seminar - Good research practice for the new family historian8pm: Library closes, lock-in begins. About the lock-inThe annual family history lock-in is a unique 12-hour overnight research session founded by Karen Kalopulu, our family history librarian who passed away suddenly in 2009 after being with us for 30 years. Run in partnership with the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, the lock-in offers participants the chance to:*Camp out and enjoy a night of unlimited research at the Auckland Central Research Centre - who knows what you'll find?*Discuss your research with other family history researchers and experts in a friendly atmosphere.*Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the night, with pizza served at midnight.Special-edition Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in T-shirts are available for preorder at a price of $25. Secure your place by filling out the booking form. Please note: we are unable to give a refund if you cancel for any reason, nor can we transfer your ticket to a subsequent year’s Lock-in.http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/KKfamilyhistorylockin.aspx

Venue: Whare Wananga, Level 2, Central City Library, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Seonaid Lewis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

web: http://bit.ly/1I0DWLb

 

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