Exploring FamilySearch.org


​​​Anyone who is interested in tracing their ancestry, especially if the family lived or originated in the British Isles, will have the opportunity to listen and ask questions when an expert from FamilySearch.org visits Rotorua Library during Family History Month in August.

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Raymon Naisbitt has worked at FamilySearch.org for eighteen years as a consultant, instructor, trainer and manager in the Family History Library and currently manages the Professional Services team. He grew up in a home where family history was important and spent much time in his youth roaming cemeteries with his family and learning about his ancestors.  Raymon’s talk at Rotorua Library will focus on using FamilySearch.org for tracking relatives in the British Isles. 


Exploring FamilySearch.org from a British Isles perspective by Raymon Naisbitt will be held on Thursday 8 August at 10.30am - 12midday in the Discovery Space on the 2nd floor. 
There is no charge and no bookings required but koha would be appreciated.  See all Family History Events HERE.

Fami;ly Search logo.jpg Raymon graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Minors in History and International Studies.   He served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Genealogical Association, and as a Commissioner for the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists (ICAPGen) and is accredited in England research.

The popular, free FamilySearch.org had 1.6 million contributors in 2018, who added 28 million new people to the global tree and now the total number of searchable people is 1.21 billion. 

Raymon Naisbitt's visit is kindly sponsored by the Rotorua Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

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