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Do You Want to Write a Family History? with Julie MacDonald

Do You Want to Write a Family History? with Julie MacDonald

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  • Wed 1 Apr ’20, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Whare Wānanga, Central Library, Level 2, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

At this HeritageTalk, hear from Julie MacDonald of the Family History Writers' Network to learn how to share your research and knowledge in an easy and enjoyable way. Stay on afterwards and Fiona Brooker will advise how to turn your work into a book and get it self-published!

Many people find it difficult to convert knowledge and research into a narrative or some other form for sharing with family, friends and even the general public.

Hear from Julie MacDonald of the Family History Writers' Network, an organisation providing grassroots support for family historians to help them make good use of their research and knowledge. Using an easy and enjoyable way to write, you’ll learn to share your experiences with other family historians.

Stay on afterwards to hear more about publishing your family history from Fiona Brooker at the My Story event at 1.30pm.

Julie MacDonald
Julie MacDonald has been a family historian for 43 years and has been active as a branch convenor and board member of the NZ Society of Genealogists for several terms, a tutor of family history, and organiser of family history conventions.

With Bruce Ralston, editor of The New Zealand Genealogist, Julie has formed together with the Family History Writers’ Network and is a Trustee of the Ted Gilberd Literary Trust. For more information about the Family History Writers' Network, please contact,

About HeritageTalks
Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories.

HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated.

Space is limited so booking is highly recommended although not always essential. To ensure your place, please phone Research Central on 09 890 2412 or book online.

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