FRC Closure

The FRC remains closed while Auckland is in COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown. Research Services: during the FRC closure the team will continue to provide advice on research where possible but if the research necessitates accessing data held in the FRC, full resolution of some research enquiries may have to wait until the FRC reopens.

The Ted Gilberd Family History Award

The Trust sponsors an award for the best family history article published in the New Zealand Genealogist each year. The Ted Gilberd Family History Award is a certificate and a $100 NZSG voucher.

Any original and previously unpublished work of the writer, who must be a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the time the article is submitted, is eligible for judging.

The criteria for inclusion in the judging are that the article should show a clear relationship between the research evidence and the written result, be well referenced and include illustrations. The Trustees evaluate each essay for:

  • the effort to provide a broader context for the story rather than just a description of a family or person
  • clarity of structure and style
  • organisation and evaluation of the evidence
  • evidence of sources through references and/or bibliography.

2020 Winner

Catherine Clarke, #18886, for her article 'Felonious, wicked and diabolical?' published in October 2020. The judges commented: This article tells the story of a man accused of homosexual crimes at a time when their penalty was death. The difficult subject matter is handled sensitively in a well-researched, well-structured and well-referenced story. The author makes good use of a variety of resources to provide social context, and highlights attitudes through the media focus of the day, while appropriate illustrations support and add value to the narrative.



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