History, Genealogy and Heritage Events

Unlock The Past will be at

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History & Genealogy National Roadshow 2010 - Auckland


  • Evening only (6pm onwards): NZ$35
  • Day only (to 6pm): NZ$45
  • All day & evening: NZ$60

Pre registrations have closed, however there is still room for people to come on the day and register (prices as above).

Time & Date

  • 24 November 2010
  • 12pm to 9.45pm

Speaking Program 

If you do not wish to attend all the talks there will be opportunity to speak to the various presenters and see demonstrations in the exhibition area featuring the major event sponsors.

AUCKLAND - Wednesday 24 November
12.00noon 1.30pm Registration and displays
1.30pm 2.15pm Findmypast.com.au: what is there, what is coming and how to use it - Rosemary Kopittke The New Zealand Society of Genealogists - Fiona Brooker
2.30pm 3.15pm Google Your Family Tree: the basics - presented for Dan Lynch [Shauna Hicks Peter Grace: An Irish Settler in Early New Zealand - Geraldene O’Reilly
3.15pm 3.45pm Break and displays
3.45pm 4.30pm Can I Learn Everything I Need About Records and Research Strategies Online? Genealogical Education from a Distance... - Louise St Denis The Treasures of the Auckland Research Centre (Auckland Library) - Seonaid (Shona) Lewis RLIANZA
4.45pm 5.30pm Researching Australian Ancestors - Shauna Hicks A 48 hour journey with ScotlandsPeople - Jan Gow
5.30pm 7.00pm Displays and optional dinner at the venue or nearby
7.00pm 8.00pm Findmypast UK and AU - Elaine Collins I Found It Once, Why Can’t I Find It Again! - Louise St Denis
8.00pm 8.30pm Break and displays
8.30pm 9.15pm Google Your Family Tree: Images and Video - presented for Dan Lynch [Rosemary Kopittke]
Family History on the Cheap - Shauna Hicks
9.15pm 9.45pm



An exhibition of our partners and sponsors, as well as product demonstrations, will be open throughout the day, featuring

  • Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries
  • Beehive Books
  • Family Historian (genealogy software)
  • Family Photo Book
  • Findmypast.com.au
  • Findmypast.co.uk
  • Google Your Family Tree
  • Gould Genealogy & History
  • Inside History
  • National Institute for Genealogical Studies
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists
  • Unlock the Past Publishing - including new handbook History & Genealogy 2011: Australia & New Zealand


Ellerslie Event Centre. Ellerslie Event Centre is a unique blend of historic ambiance and contemporary convenience. The venue is set in beautiful surroundings where grand old trees and established gardens frame the tradition of the Sport of Kings - thoroughbred racing.


Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland, NZ.

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Transportation Details

  • Car: free carparking is available
  • Bus: buses come through Ellerslie township, which is approximately a 5 minute walk
  • Train: the trainstation is a 7-10 minute walk.

Meals & Refreshments

There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bakeries within a 2-5 minute walk, including the Ellerslie township.

No food or drink will be available at the venue.