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COVID-19 Update

In the wake of Covid-19 difficulties in hosting a live event, we are currently restructuring FHDU 2021 for a virtual event.

Sadly, the ongoing COVID-19 saga has caught up with FHDU 2021. We have reluctantly decided to change our in-person event into a fully virtual online event instead. We were all looking forward to a real, live, in-person event. Unfortunately, that is not to be.

But this gives us the opportunity to significantly re-format FHDU 2021. We are looking at this as a positive opportunity. We can now bring a significantly more valuable event to people around the globe.

Marie Hickey

New Zealand

Marie Hickey has been researching her own family history for over forty years. Her ancestors encompass England, Ireland and Scotland with some branches migrating to Canada, USA and Australia as well as New Zealand.

Marie Hickey has been working at Research Central, Auckland Central Library for 16 years; before that she worked at the Society of Genealogists in London for 11 years prior to returning to New Zealand. In her job Marie undertakes research, provides assistance and advice to customers researching family, local and New Zealand history.

Marie has spoken at conferences, to family history groups, library groups and regularly presents at the annual Auckland Family History Expo held each August. At least one of her talks has been recorded and can be found on Auckland Libraries’ YouTube Channel.

She is a member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and past member of several overseas family history societies.

Marie

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From there to here
Marie Hickey

This presentation will include where to find passenger lists - but what about those ancestors/relatives who do not appear on a passenger list; how do you find out when they arrived in New Zealand? We will discuss some of the records available which may help ascertain approximately when and where your ancestor/relative arrived so that you can at least estimate the arrival. Some of the methods used to find arrivals in New Zealand may also apply to other countries too. Sponsored by Auckland Libraries

A brief look at resources to find how your ancestor arrived in New Zealand
From there to here
Marie Hickey

This presentation will include where to find passenger lists - but what about those ancestors/relatives who do not appear on a passenger list; how do you find out when they arrived in New Zealand? We will discuss some of the records available which may help ascertain approximately when and where your ancestor/relative arrived so that you can at least estimate the arrival. Some of the methods used to find arrivals in New Zealand may also apply to other countries too. Sponsored by Auckland Libraries

A brief look at resources to find how your ancestor arrived in New Zealand

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