Thursday, 8 August 2013

Post Fair Tour - Diane Loosle FamilySearch

Thanks to, we have been able to arrange a Post Fair tour of the speaker they brought out from the USA, Diane Loosle. She will be speaking in Te Puke, Taupo, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin and Alexandra. Many thanks must go to Mike Higgins and all the folks at our fellow non-profit organisation, FamilySearch for making this possible. Here is their stand at our 2013 Fair.

Part of our Fair's focus was supporting the education of family history in schools. Diane not only spoke at some of the schools prior to the Fair but also to numerous school groups who visited the Fair on the Friday.

Brooke Dobson from TVOne Breakfast went live to air on the Friday morning with the first school group who were from Farm Cove Intermediate.

Thank you to Diane for her support of the work of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists in watering the seeds planted with the school children, who are just starting with their interest in genealogy, whakapapa and family history.

Day 3 - busy again

We were all so busy there wasn't time to blog, luckily lots of  photographs were taken! We noticed a lot of families coming through on Sunday enjoying all the fun of the Fair.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Day Two was a busy one and a mystery was solved...

One of the exhibitors (Auckland Libraries) has a Mystery Photograph Album they needed identifying and today someone walked past and said - that's Dad's cousin, we have the same photo. One of the fantastic outcomes at our Fair is the reuniting of family and their treasures.

Day One Surprise

At the close of Day One a surprise presentation was made by the Vice President of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO).

Our very own New Zealand Society of Genealogists was awarded the Nick Vine Hall Award for their August 2012 issue of The New Zealand Genealogist. Congratulations to all involved in the magazine, especially the guest editor for the winning issue, Fiona Brooker.