FRC Closure

The FRC is closed until at least midnight Monday 4 October because of the COVID-19 Level 3 Lockdown in Auckland. There will also be no Research Services available during this time.

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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)

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