Unlock the Past Cruises

2013 Karen Kalopulu Family History Lock-In

Event Information

  • 30 Aug 2013 8:00pm - 31 Aug 2013 8:00am
  • Central Auckland Research Centre, L2 Central City Library, Lorne St
  • Auckland
  • New Zealand
Other Information
  • Cost: $60 for Auckland Libraries or NZSG members, $70 non-members

Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in the Central Auckland research library?

Research your family history or whakapapa with help from our specialist research librarians and volunteers from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at the ninth annual Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in!

Some come every year - and come from as far afield as Wellington (and occasionally even further)

About the lock-in
The annual family history lock-in is a unique 12-hour overnight research session founded by Karen Kalopulu, our family history librarian who passed away suddenly in 2009 after being with us for 30 years. Run in partnership with the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, the lock-in offers participants the chance to:

Camp out and enjoy a night of unlimited research at the Auckland Central Research Centre - who knows what you'll find?

  • Discuss your research with other family history researchers and experts in a friendly atmosphere.

    Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the night, with pizza served at midnight.

    Special-edition Karen Kalopulu family history lock-in T-shirts will be available at the event for $25.

When: Friday 30 August, 8pm - Saturday 31 August, 8am
5pm: Registration starts
5.30pm: Pre-lock-in tour of the Central Auckland Research Centre
7pm: Pre-lock-in seminar - Beginning your family's history in New Zealand
Where: Central Auckland Research Centre, Level 2 Central City Library, Auckland
Cost: $60 for members of Auckland Libraries and members of the NZ Society of Genealogists, $70 for non-members
Booking: Opens on 1 May. Secure your place by contacting the Central Auckland Research Centre on 09 307 7771, or completing our online booking form.

Tickets now on sale! First come first served.

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