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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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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DNA and Family History - the newest genealogy record

 

Wednesday 5 July,  10.00-12.00noon

 

Classroom Workshop $15.00

 

Presenter:  Michelle Patient

 

Have you heard about DNA testing and wondered what it is all about?   Not sure how it might help your research?  Come along to this session to find out.  Michelle Patient will show how adding  DNA testing to your genealogy tool kit can benefit your family history research.

 

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Your DNA Results have arrived,  what now?  

 

Wednesday 5 July,   1.00pm-3.00pm

 

Classroom Workshop $15.00

 

Presenter:  Michelle Patient

 

 

 Have you had your DNA tested... and are not sure what all the information means or how best to gather the genealogy "evidence" it contains?   This session will include live demonstrations of the major testing sites and using steps to take to understand your results. 

 

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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

 

This is the third in 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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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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DNA and Family History - the newest genealogy record

 

Wednesday 27 September,  10.00-12.00noon

 

Classroom Workshop $15.00

 

Presenter:  Michelle Patient

 

Have you heard about DNA testing and wondered what it is all about?   Not sure how it might help your research?  Come along to this session to find out.  Michelle Patient will show how adding  DNA testing to your genealogy tool kit can benefit your family history research. 

 

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Your DNA Results have arrived,  what now?  

 

Wednesday 27 September,   1.00pm-3.00pm

 

Classroom Workshop $15.00

 

Presenter:  Michelle Patient

 

 

 Have you had your DNA tested... and are not sure what all the information means or how best to gather the genealogy "evidence" it contains?   This session will include live demonstrations of the major testing sites and using steps to take to understand your results. 

 

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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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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 the fourth in 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.

 


 

16/06/2017