Presentations

 

Introduction to Ancestry DNA (pdf)

Presenter:  Ben Mercer - 10/08/2015

Ben Mercer CEO Ancestry.co.au explains the Ancestry DNA project.

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Might you use DNA to aid your genealogy research Or just ignore it? (pdf)

Presenter: Gail Riddell - 08/2015

Outlines the importance of knowing which of the tests you should use to get the results you are looking for.

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 Getting Started (pdf)

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

 Gay gives beginners pointers on where and how to get started researching their family histories.

A clear concise overview is to gained from this presentation.

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 The NZSG Family Research Centre (FRC) (pdf)

Presenter: Gay Williams - 08/2015

This presentation takes the viewer through the history and evolution of the NZSG and provides a valuable insight into the resources available to family history researchers through the Family History Research Centre.

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Migration to New Zealand (you tube)

Presenter: Robyn Williams, Vice President AFFHO - 10/03/2015

Robyn discusses early migration to New Zealand and related resources that can be used to trace family history.

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Finding Family in New Zealand (you tube)

Presenter: Robyn Williams, Vice President AFFHO - 11/03/2015

Robyn demonstrates useful resources that can be used to trace family history in New Zealand.

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The History of the NZSG Cemetery Collection (you tube)

Presenter: Gay Williams - 11/02/2015

Presenter: Ben Mercer, Ancestry

Gay talks about the history of the  NZSG Cemetery Collection; a national database of nearly 1400 cemeteries, public, private and urupa

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Locating your ancestors through burial records (you tube)

Presenter: David Verran, Team Leader Central Auckland research Centre, Auckland Libraries - 08/03/2015

David presents a seminar on the importance of the 1882 Cemeteries Act. 

Download pdf 1 and pdf 2

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Identity Conference (you tube)

05/2016 - 09/2016

Held by Privacy New Zealand and addressed by a number of individuals and organisations with interest in the protection of individuals' identities and privacy in general.

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The Great Flu Pandemic, 1918 (you tube)

Presenter: Gay Wiiliams - 08/03/2015

Over a 3 month period in 1918 NZ lost half as many people to influenza as it had in the entire war.
Gay discusses the worlds worst disease outbreak ever.

Download the PDF

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The Shipwreck Cemeteries  (you tube)

Presenters: Michael Wynd and Gay Williams - 08/03/2015

Two specialist speakers discuss some of New Zealand's worst shipping disasters and their associated graveyards. These remote burial sites tell tragic but often heroic stories.

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Locating your ancestors through NZSG burial records and Ancestry online (NZ cemetery records 1800 -2007)

Presenters: Diane Wilson and Gay Williams  - 2015

Discuss the 'online' facility now available and note that, "It's not all online!"

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HMS Orpheus our worst shipwreck 7 February 1863

Presenter: Michael Wynd - 2015

Michael gave 2 presentations on the wreck of the Orpheus

Download PDF 1 and PDF 2

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The Hawkes Bay Earthquake 3 February 1931

Presenter: Christine Clements - 2015

Christine demonstrates the research resources for identifying those who perished in this disaster.

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The Tangiwai Railway Disaster, 24 December 1953

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

Gay presents information about this tragedy and the memorials to those who died.

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The Air New Zealand Erebus Disaster, 28 November 1979

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

Gay looks at individual stories from the burial records

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Genealogy & Social Media

14/08/2016

Family histories are often the starting point for filmmakers like Gaylene Preston in the film Home by Christmas - not to mention historical novellists like Stephanie Johnson and Jack Lazenby. It's Family History Month, so family history research is being discussed and promoted around the country. Lynn Freeman looks at one of the big issues being talked about - social media, and the pros and cons of using it to track down relatives and fellow genealogists.She's joined by genealogists Donna Bridgeman and Lisa Durrant.

Listen HERE

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09/12/2016