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1010 1-31 August 2014

The Speakers Series: Family History Month at Auckland Libraries

Welcome to Family History Month, an event that runs throughout August each year and consists of talks, seminars and workshops on the subject of family history research and genealogy.The Speaker Series is a month-long season of family history talks presented by library specialists and held at libraries all over Auckland. There are 23 topics, held at 34 different libraries, making a total of 122 events region-wide throughout Auckland. Find the talk you're interested in below, go to our website and see which date and location suits you best. Be sure to contact the host library and book your place for any that interest you! All sessions run for one hour unless otherwise stated.

Topics *Auckland Libraries family history eResources; *Beginners guide to Ancestry; *Beginners guide to FindMyPast; *Beginning your family history; *Brick walls: tips and tricks to help solve your family history puzzle; *British Newspaper Archive; *Captives of the Kaiser: Researching Prisoners of War during the First World War; *Doing family history: a journey to Matakana; *Family history roadshow; *Hospital records; *Military: The use of the official histories; *Newspapers and magazines for family history; *Pacific Island resources; *Passenger lists and immigration; *Poor law; *Probate and wills; *Question and answer sessions; *Researching First World War records; *Researching your Irish ancestry; *Searching for your family on the internet; *Whakapapa storytime; *Whakapapa for adults; *Whakapapa for rangatahi (children) http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/pages/FHMspeakerseries.aspx

Venue: Your local library - Auckland Libraries regionwide

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Host Library

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

 

1010 6 August 2014

New Zealand at war: on land, in the air and at sea, with Michael Wynd

As we approach the centenary of the First World War, it is important to remember the context and depth of New Zealand’s participation. Although Gallipoli and Passchendaele figure prominently in our national memory, New Zealanders also fought in the air and at sea.This session will look at resources available to family historians and examine issues around military forces and wartime service in the NZEF, Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy. It will also look at the grey areas of troopships and hospital ships http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorylunchtimeseries.aspx 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Venue: Whare Wananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Central Auckland Research Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://bit.ly/S0RUHa

 

1010 13 August 2014

The Auckland Museum Library’s WWI manuscript collections w Martin Collett

Introducing the Auckland Museum Library’s First World War manuscript collections with Martin Collett More than just letters and diaries, this surprisingly rich military resource has been collected by the Auckland Museum for nearly 100 years. Discover more about the collection, including some of the curious war miscellany and lesser-travelled materials that make up the First World War manuscripts.Martin Collett has been the Manuscripts Librarian at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for nearly 10 years. http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorylunchtimeseries.aspx 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Venue: Whare Wananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Central Auckland Research Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://bit.ly/S0RUHa

 

1010 20 August 2014

100 New Zealand WW1 memorials with Helen Vail

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Helen Vail set herself the goal of personally visiting and collating information from more than 100 World War One memorials throughout New Zealand. Her focus was to pay special attention to those who paid the ultimate price. Join Helen as she shares her journey and tells the stories behind the names on those memorials. http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorylunchtimeseries.aspx 12 noon - 1.00 pm

Venue: Whare Wananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Central Auckland Research Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://bit.ly/S0RUHa

 

1010 27 August 2014

Online Cenotaph – recording the stories of New Zealanders who served

Online Cenotaph – recording the stories of New Zealanders who served with Michaela O’Donovan. New Zealanders have served this country in many international conflicts, and the Museum’s Online Cenotaph database aims to commemorate the stories of all these people.This session showcases what to look out for when new Online Cenotaph is launched later this year and discusses how family members and private researchers can contribute. Michaela O’Donovan is Head of Library and Enquiry Services at Auckland Museum http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/familyhistorylunchtimeseries.aspx 12noon - 1pm

Venue: Whare Wananga, L2 Central City Library, 44 Lorne St, Auckland

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Central Auckland Research Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://bit.ly/S0RUHa

 

1010 29-30 August 2014

The Karen Kalopulu Family History Lock-In

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 10th annual Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in! 5pm: Pre-lock-in registration begins 5.30pm: Pre-lock-in tour of the Central Auckland Research Centre 7pm: Pre-lock-in seminar - Family history: Getting it right first time! About the lock-in The 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. The 2014 lock-in marks 10 years since the first lock-in was run by Karen. 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 will be available at the event for $20.http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/Pages/karenkalopulufamilyhistorylockin.aspx

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

Group: Auckland Libraries

Contact: Central Auckland Research Centre This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Web: http://bit.ly/1l25Iwr

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