In celebration of Ancestry in August, our family history month, our very own Māori specilist Ann Reweti wrote a very informative essay tracking a part of her whānau that have gone missing. You can see the essay below in full screen. Enjoy!
To celebrate Family History Month, Wellington City Libraries is holding ‘Ancestry in August’, a series of events for anyone interested in learning more about researching their family history. There are events for those who are just starting out to research family history and also for those who may already have some research experience.
A Public Talk: Wellington Local History Resources
Friday 3rd August, 12:30pm -1:30pm
Come along to the Central Library ground floor and listen to our local history expert, Gábor Tóth, as he gives an overview of some of the lesser known sources available to research ancestors who may have lived in Wellington. This talk is free and you don’t need to book.
An introductory tour: Genealogy Resources
Friday 10th August, 10:00am – 11:30am
Join Gábor for a tour of the family history resources available at the Central Library.
Learn about how to begin your family history research and the strengths and weaknesses of each resource. The talk will conclude with morning tea, when Gábor will demonstrate some of the online resources and talk about finds he has made. There is no charge for this event but numbers are limited and registration is required.
** UPDATE: This tour is now fully booked **
Preserve and research your family history
Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 22nd and Friday 31st
10:00am – 4:00pm
Register to reserve a librarian: for the final three weeks of ‘Ancestry in August’ we have some times that will be available for you to book in with a librarian to help you with family history research. During your appointment you can choose to:
- Digitise some family documents and photos.
- Get help with your family search.
- Discuss your whakapapa research with the Māori Specialist, Ann Reweti.
There is no charge for these appointments but registration is required.
** UPDATE: these events are now fully booked **