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2020 Auckland Family History Expo

2020 Auckland Family History Expo

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  • Sat 8 Aug, 8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Sun 9 Aug, 8:30am – 5:00pm


Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings


All Ages

(Note: No Friday night event this year)
Over the weekend there will be a coffee van with snacks and there are a couple of cafes nearby, but you may wish to bring a packed lunch with you.

Keynote speakers (presenting via Zoom)
Curt Witcher (US)
Curt is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, managing the Genealogy Center as well as the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection of Abraham Lincoln related research materials

John Grenham (Ireland)
John came to professional genealogy in 1981, as one of the panel of Genealogical Office researchers. He is the author of several books including the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors (6th ed.2019).

Jason Reeve (Australia)
Jason is a family historian and Content Manager for Ancestry.

Myko Clelland (UK)
Myko is genealogist, spokesperson & regional licensing manager for Findmypast, regularly discussing family history on television, radio, online and in print.

Plus many popular local speakers presenting in person.

Raffles: Three tickets for $5 – prizes include subscriptions to your favourite genealogy websites, DNA kits, magazine subscriptions, membership fees, research tools and services.

Exhibition room: Hillsborough Room - lower ground floor

Research assistance: Puketāpapa Room near main entrance and at exhibitors’ tables in Hillsborough Room

Seminar rooms: Waikowhai Room, Lynfield Room and Senior Citizens Room, lower ground floor. No bookings required. Seats on a first come, first serve basis. Each seminar room will be emptied out after each presentation. No reserving seats.

Workshops/Ask-an-expert sessions: Puketāpapa Room (lower ground floor); and Three Kings Room (upper ground floor, library level). Bookings only available on the day at the Information Desk, restricted numbers.

Free computer workshops: Mt Roskill Library computer area (upper ground floor). Bookings only available on the day at the Information Desk. Twelve public PCs available but you are most welcome to bring your own device (laptop/tablet) and join in using the library WiFi.
Raffles: Sold at Information Desk and by roaming volunteers. Eftpos available. Prizes collected at Information Desk.

See more information including the full programme for the weekend on the website.

Alexander Turnbull/National Library of New Zealand/Papers Past
Auckland Libraries
Beehive Books / Hooked on Genealogy
FamilyTree DNA
FIBIS (Families of British India Society)
Guild of One Name Studies
Memories In Time
Mentis and Family Tree Maker
National Army Museum (Kippenberger Research Library)
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. and interest groups:
English Interest Group
Māori Interest Group
Irish Interest Group
Pacific Islands Interest Group
Scottish Interest Group
Wales – New Zealand Family History Society

Thank you to all our sponsors who donated raffle prizes:

Ancestry , Auckland Libraries, MyHeritage , Calico Pie/Family Historian , Deceased OnLine , English Interest Group of the NZSG , Family Tree UK , Gould Genealogy, Kippenberger Research Library -
National Army Museum Te Mata Toa, Māori Interest Group of the NZSG , Memories in Time , NZ Society of Genealogists, Moorshead Publishing and Unlock the Past

The Auckland Family History Expo would not be possible without the financial support of these sponsors:

Alexander Turnbull/National Library, AncestryAU, Auckland Council Libraries, FamilySearch, Genealogical Computing Group of NZ Society of Genealogists, MyHeritage, New Zealand Society of Genealogists, Puketāpapa Local Board – Auckland Council

Ancestry is a Platinum Sponsor of the Auckland Family History Expo and the Christchurch Family History Expo that will be held on Friday 14 and 15 August in Tūranga Library, Christchurch.

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