Starting your family history can be daunting! Getting It Right is a series of learning resources with a New Zealand focus to help you with your family history research. 

In these presentations you can discover practical steps you can take to start on the fascinating story of your family!

Each resource consists of a video and a set of notes.  The notes can be downloaded and saved to your own computer.

These resources are divided into the following three sections. Click on each of the photos to watch the videos:

Starting your Genealogical Journey

Effective Research

Sharing your
Family History




1.1 - Where to Start

2.1 - Genealogical Proof Standard

3.1 - Sharing -
Collaborators and Reunions

1.2 - Keeping Organised 2.2 - Recording Conventions

3.2 - Sharing with the Uninterested

1.3 - Searching

2.3 - Getting Help

3.3 - Travelling with Your
Family History

1.4 - New Zealand Sources

2.4 - DNA Basics

2.5 - Searching Newspapers

2.6 - Other People's Trees



Thank you to the Wellington Masonic Club Inc.for the funding to produce these resources.