Written Presentations

The NZSG Family Research Centre (FRC)

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.

Getting Started

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

Gay gives beginners pointers on where and how to get started researching their family histories. A clear concise overview is gained from this presentation.

Where Did My Ancestors Live?

Written By:  Ronald Hermon -  2014

An insight into records of Land Information New Zealand

Introduction to Ancestry DNA

Presenter:  Ben Mercer - 10/08/2015

Ben Mercer, CEO of Ancestry.com.au, explains the Ancestry DNA project.

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)

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!"

The Air New Zealand Erebus Disaster, 28 November 1979

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

Gay looks at individual stories from the burial records.

The Hawkes Bay Earthquake, 3 February 1931

Presenter: Christine Clements - 2015

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

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 Tangiwai Railway Disaster, 24 December 1953

Presenter: Gay Williams - 2015

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