Video and 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)
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.