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.

Video and Audio Presentations

Audio Presentations

DNA  deciphering families, surprises and skeletons

Genealogy is now the second most popular hobby in the United States (after gardening) according to Time magazine.

Genealogist Michelle Patient is an expert in using DNA testing to help people find their roots. (04/08/2017)

Genealogy and Social Media

Family histories are often the starting point for film makers like Gaylene Preston in the film Home by Christmas - not to mention historical novelists like Stephanie Johnson and Jack Lazenby. Lynn Freeman looks at one of the big issues being talked about - social media, and the pros and cons of using it to track down relatives and fellow genealogists. She's joined by genealogists Donna Bridgeman and Lisa Durrant. (14/08/2016)

Video Presentations

The History of the NZSG Cemetery Collection

Presenter: Gay Williams. Presenter: Ben Mercer, Ancestry

Gay talks about the history of the  NZSG Cemetery Collection - a national database of nearly 1400 cemeteries, public, private and urupa.

11/02/2015

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