Our HeritageTalks for 2020 start off a little earlier than normal!
Who can resist Michelle's talks when she is in town?
This is a popular speaker, so booking is recommended.
Kick-start your family history research with Michelle Patient (aka the Patient Genie)
Wednesday 29 January 2020 - 12 noon to 1pm
Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library, Auckland
Join Michelle Patient as she discusses why you should take a fresh look at research you’ve
put to one side; from resources you may have missed, to new records.
Reviewing your research with fresh eyes might just get you past your family tree brick
walls and barriers. As we learn more about genealogy research, DNA testing, and how to
access data, leads can open up to help us move around or even break through those
Michelle will also provide a checklist to help navigate new evidence and where it might be
Australian genealogist Michelle Patient is also a scientist, computer geek and DNA
enthusiast. She grew up with a grandmother whose family stories, photographs and
memorabilia sparked her life-long interest in genealogy. In 1989, Michelle began searching
for her English half-sister, and in 2005 she reconnected her mother with her birth family.
Adding DNA research to her genealogy tool kit has increased the range of Michelle’s
methods, revealed skeletons and broken down many brick walls.
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 book your place, please phone Research Central on 09 890 2412 or book online
Ngā mihi | Kind regards - Seonaid
Seonaid (Shona) Lewis RLIANZA BA ILS DipRIM | Senior research librarian, family history
Te Kohinga Rangahau mō Tāmaki Makaurau | Research Central
Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero - Central City Library
Ngā Pātaka Kōrero o Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland Libraries
Phone 09 890 2411 | Extn (46) 2411
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