Written Presentations

Where Did My Ancestors Live?

Written By:  Ronald Hermon -  2014

An insight into records of Land Information New Zealand

Might you use DNA to aid your genealogy research or just ignore it?

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.

Our Australasian Really Useful Information Leaflet 

Produced by the Federation of Family History Societies, in association with the  Society of Australian Genealogists and Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (07/2018)


New Zealand Disasters

HMS Orpheus - our worst shipwreck 7 February 1863

Presenter: Michael Wynd - 2015

Michael gave two presentations on the wreck of the Orpheus. Download PDF 1 and PDF 2

The Hawkes Bay Earthquake, 3 February 1931

Presenter: Christine Clements - 2015

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

The Tangiwai Railway Disaster, 24 December 1953

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

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

The Air New Zealand Erebus Disaster, 28 November 1979

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

Gay looks at individual stories from the burial records.