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 Shipwreck Cemeteries

Presenters: Michael Wynd and Gay Williams

Two specialist speakers discuss some of New Zealand's worst shipping disasters and their associated graveyards. These remote burial sites tell tragic but often heroic stories.

08/03/2015

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