Workshops


Registration to our workshops is essential to ensure your spot.

You can register online by clicking on the name of the workshop

Or by post by downloading the Registration Form

Or in person at the FRC

 

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17FRC015 DNA and Family History

**Sorry this workshop has Sold Out**

 

Presenter:  Michelle Patient

 

Let’s begin with good research techniques. Let’s begin with good organisational techniques. Let's begin with good preservation techniques. The

topics are: An introduction to DNA, What test results look like, First steps in analysis, and Useful tools and techniques. Morning and afternoon tea and

lunch is included in the price of the seminar.  Please Note:  Pre-booking is essential for this seminar as seating is limited.

 

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17FRC003 Using the 3 Ps ➔ Preparation ➔ Participation ➔  Preservation 1/4 (Pedigree Chart, Family Group Sheet).

 

Sunday 12 March, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter: Jan Gow

 

 

17FRC008 Using the 3 Ps ➔ Preparation ➔ Participation ➔  Preservation 2/4 (Big 5 Check List). 

 

Sunday 14 May, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

 Presenter: Jan Gow

 

 

17FRC011 Using the 3 Ps ➔ Preparation ➔ Participation ➔  Preservation 3/4 (Country Forms). 

 

 Sunday 3 September, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter: Jan Gow

 

 

17FRC014 Using the 3 Ps ➔ Preparation ➔ Participation ➔  Preservation 4/4 (Website Forms)

 

Sunday 29 October, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

 Presenter: Jan Gow

 

 

This is a series of four computer workshops, to gain the best benefit, try to attend all.  Please book for each workshop:   to organise getting ready to research, so you can do the research and share your research. So you can research efficiently and effectively and make use of small (and large) clumps of time. We will be using FORMS! We will look at existing forms and look at creating new forms for our individual purposes and creating electronic forms.  We will have hands-on Form-Filling and so spend much of the time using the Library computers.

 

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17FRC004 Introduction to Irish Research

 

Saturday 25 March, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Classroom Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Diane Downey

 

 

Have you discovered your ancestors were Irish and you don’t know where to look to learn more about them? This workshop introduces baronies, townlands, parishes, and the records that are available for getting started with your Irish research, such as civil registration, census, Griffiths Valuation. Bring with you any information you already have on your Irish families.

 

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17FRC005 Let’s Look at My Heritage

 

Saturday 8 April, 10.00-1.30pm  

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Jan Gow

 

 

My Heritage reminds me of an iceberg - what you see is nothing to what you get! So much under the surface to explore and discover. Hands-on research time. Bring your Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets and a flash drive. Create a .ged file to bring on the flash drive. Not too many people but people you want to research. You can have more than one.ged. You may bring your computer. The ideal is to send you the Pedigree Chart file well before the class so you have time to fill in and email to Jan. So she will have some idea of the Who, When and Where of your research. 

 

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17FRC006 Delving Deeper into Irish Research

 

 Saturday 29 April, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Classroom Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter: Diane Downey

 

This workshop introduces you to more records that are now available for access on-line. Continuing on from Diane’s introductory workshop (25 March) records such as Wills, Parish Registers, Tithes, and more will be explained. Various websites will be looked at. Bring with you any information you already have on your Irish families.

 

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 17FRC007 Introduction to Scottish Research

  

Saturday 6 May, 10.00am-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Bobbie Amyes

 

Have you found that your ancestors came from Scotland? This workshop is an introduction to the records available for research in Scotland. Records such as Civil Registration, Census, Parish Registers, Wills and Settlements. There will be maps available for you to locate where your family lived. Bring along any research you already have giving names and places in Scotland.

 

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17FRC009 Were Your Ancestors From Continental Europe?

  

Saturday 27 May, 10.00am-1.30pm 

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Graham Clark

 

This workshop will introduce you to the changing boundaries in Continental Europe during the 19th century,  the formation of the German Empire. Included will also be Scandinavia. It will illustrate some of the important records used in your research and where to locate those records. The workshop is also a practical hands-on session using Ancestry and other Internet sites to further your research. Bring with you any information you already have on your European family.

 

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17FRC010 Getting the Best Out of ScotlandsPeople

 

Saturday 1 July, 10.00-1.30pm

 

Computer Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Bobbie Amyes

 

ScotlandsPeople is an ‘all new look’ website, so that you don’t waste money, this workshop will show you how to prepare to search for the information on this pay-to-view website. Some elementary knowledge of Scottish research is important as there will be no time to explain the records in depth, as the emphasis will be on be using the records. Bobbie's introductory course to Scottish research (6 May)  is a useful prerequisite for those new to the topic who want to know more about the records. ScotlandsPeople is constantly expanding its record collection. We will cover the following records: Birth, Death, Marriage, Old Parish Registers, Catholic Registers, Census Records, Valuations and Wills and Testaments. 

For participants to get the best value out of this course, have some easy searches in mind, plus some more difficult ones that the group might be able to help you unravel. Bring your research names with you. As it is a pay-to-view website, you will need to pay for your particular searches and any printouts, however if you have an NZSG flash drive you can save the images to copy onto your own computer. (NZSG Flash drives on sale at FRC.)

 

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17FRC012 Finding Family in New Zealand

 

Saturday 16 September, 10.00am-1.30pm 

 

Classroom Workshop $20.00

 

Presenter:  Robyn Williams

 

This workshop will explore the well-known websites in depth for researching in New Zealand as well as many lesser known websites. There are many ways of searching so you will also learn techniques for searching and getting the best results. This workshop will suit both beginners and those with some experience.

 

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17FRC013 Beginning your Whakapapa Journey

 

Saturday 14 October, 10.00-12 noon

  

Classroom Workshop $15.00

 

Presenter:  Lorraine Rice

 

This workshop aims to give you the tools to begin your journey tracing your Maori Whakapapa. Bring along any information you already have so we can use that to show you where to search on the Internet to find more information for your iwi and whanau connections.

 

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15/01/2017