LIBRARY EVENTS

 

 

 

Upcoming​ events

Wednesday 31 July
12.00pm​
​Multicultural lunch: Kuwaiti
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Family History Month, August 2019 ​

Friday 2 August

10am – 12pm

Papers Past Workshop

On Papers Past you can find millions of digital pages from New Zealand newspapers, diaries, letters, magazines and parliamentary papers. Learn how to search for and find information for personal and family research. This historical newspaper database can be a very helpful resource for researchers.

$6 per person.

Bookings via Eventfinda: limited to 10 participants

Wednesday 7 August​​ ​
10am – 2pm
Family History Research Assistance

Drop-in session with members of the Rotorua Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists.

No bookings required. First come, first served basis

Thursday 8 August
10.30am-12pm
​Exploring FamilySearch.org from a British Isles perspective

Raymon Naisbitt from FamilySearch.org (USA) will be talking on Exploring FamilySearch.org from a British Isles perspective. Raymon manages the Professional Services team at FamilySearch and is passionate about family history. He served with the International Commission for the Accreditatio​n of Professional Genealogist and is accredited in England research.

No bookings required. Koha appreciated.

Sponsored by the Rotorua Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists



​1pm-3pmIntroduction to DNA Genealogy

Talk by Rotorua Genealogy Society DNA Group talk about DNA research process. 

No bookings required. Koha appreciated.
Friday 9 August​​
10am – 12 midday


Online Cenotaph Database Workshop

Learn how to use the Cenotaph database to discover military backgrounds of family members.

$6 per person

Bookings via Eventfinda: limited to 10  participants​.

Saturday 10 August
​2-3pm


Alex Gilbert – I'm Adopted

Russian-New Zealand adoptee, author and founder of 'I'm Adopted' Alex Gilbert was adopted when he was two years old from an orphanage in Arkhangelsk, Russia.

No bookings required. Koha for the work of I'm Adopted appreciated. 

Wednesday 14 August​
10am – 2pm
Family History Research Assistance

Drop-in session with members of the Rotorua Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists.

No bookings required. First come, first served basis

Thursday 15 August​
1-3pm

Presenting Family Histories

Various people will share how they documented their family histories.

No bookings required. Koha appreciated.

Friday 16 August​​
10am – 12pm


Māori Maps and Māori Land Online workshop

Workshop to present how to use these resources.

$6 per person.

Bookings via Eventfinda: limited to 10  participants.

Monday 19 August​
10am – 2pm
Māori Land Court Research Drop-in sessions

One-on-one research advice from Ben Manley for those wanting to research their Māori land.

No bookings required. First come, first served basis

Wednesday 21 August​
10am – 2pm
Family History Research Assistance

Drop-in session with members of the Rotorua Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists.

No bookings required. First come, first served basis.

Thursday 22 August​
5pm -6pm


Introduction to Mapping Histories: Storytelling with Maps
(Te Akatea:  Winter Lecture Series)

Ben Manley will introduce free, basic tools that can combine maps with narrative text, images or video to create visual narratives.

No bookings required. Koha appreciated.

Friday 23 August​
10am – 12midday
Māori Land Court Research Workshop
(
Te Akatea:  Winter Lecture Series)

Workshop by Ben Manley on accessing valuable, historical resources the court may hold for researchers of whanau, iwi and hapu history.

$6 per person.

Bookings via Eventfinda:  limited to 10  participants.

Monday 26 August​
10am – 12pm



Mapping History: Storytelling with Maps
(Te Akatea:  Winter Lecture Series) 

This workshop will introduce free, basic tools that can combine maps with narrative text, images or video to create visual narratives. (Ben Manley)

$6 per person

Bookings via Eventfinda:  limited to 10 participants

Tuesday 27 August​
1 -2.30pm


Talking Adoption

Marianne Pilbrow and her team from Oranga Tamariki Adoption Services  will share how to go about finding family members who have been adopted and the  services their team can offer.

No bookings required. Koha appreciated.

Wednesday 28 August​​
10am – 2pm


Family History Research Assistance

Drop-in session with members of the Rotorua Branch of NZ Society of Genealogists.

No bookings required

First come, first served basis

Friday 30 August​
10am – 12pm


Ancestry.com Workshop

Learn how to use the Ancestry.com database for family history research.

$6 per person

Bookings via Eventfinda:  limited to 10 participants​


 

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