We Relate: Te Aukaha Family History Weekend School

Hosted by Tauranga Historical Society & City Libraries

A FREE weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics for people researching genealogy and family history.

The event is open to all genealogists and researchers from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

Saturday 17th August – Seminar Series Programme

9.00am Doors Open Collect your registration pack

9.30 Welcome & Housekeeping

9.45 Keynote Address Richard O’Brien, TVNZ DNA Detectives

10.30 DNA: What’s all the fuss about Michelle Patient, DNA Specialist

11.15 DNA Q&A Panel Michelle Patient & Others

12.00 Lunch Visit local cafes or bring your own

1.00pm Heritage Inventories Ben Pick – Heritage NZ

1.45 Break

2.00 Maori Minutes Books Raewyn Paewai, Whakapapa Specialist

3.00 Break

3.15 Papers Past Emerson Vandy, Papers Past Service Manager

4pm Close of Day 1

Sunday 18th August – Seminar Series Programme

9.00am Doors Open

9.30 Oral History: What’s it all about Sue Berman, Oral Historian, Auckland City library

10.15 Break

10.30 Irish Research Seonaid Lewis, RLIANZA BA ILS DipRIM Auckland City Library

11.15 Break

11.30 Scottish Research Morag Hughson, BSc & Research Specialist

12.15pm Lunch Visit local cafes or bring your own

1.00 Free Online Resources Seonaid Lewis, RLIANZA BA ILS DipRIM Auckland City library

1.45 Break

2.00 Genealogy Blogging Morag Hughson, BSc & Research Specialist

2.45 Break

2.55 Family Search Kaye Matthews, Family History Centre

3.15 Q&A Panel Panel of experts

4.00pm Close of Day 2

Nga Wahi Rangahau: Library Research Collection open on both days with staff to assist.

You may also like to register for an optional extra, which runs concurrently with the Seminar Series. Please register for these options separately.

Option 1: We Relate: Te Aukaha Oral History Workshop, Sunday 18th August

Option 2: We Relate: Te Aukaha Tour of Brain Watkin House, various times

Option 3: We Relate: Te Aukaha Tour of The Elms, Saturday 17 August: 2pm – 3pm

The weekend includes a Seminar Series on both days, and optional extras including an Oral History Recording Workshop on Sunday and Tours of Historical Interest on both days.

The event is open to all genealogists and researchers from the beginner to the most advanced family historian seeking educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

Entrance by ticket only.

Date: 17th August 9.30am to 18th August 4pm
Place: Tauranga City Council Chambers, 91 Willow Street, Tauranga.
Cost: FREE

Click REGISTER to book these sessions. https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/we-relate-te-aukaha-family-history-weekend-school-seminar-series-tickets-63310177445

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