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Auckland Family History Expo 2018

Auckland Libraries and the Genealogical Computing Group proudly present a weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics on researching genealogy and family history.

Join us on Friday 10 August to Sunday 12 August 2018 at the Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Rd, Three Kings.

We open with a reception on Friday 10 August to welcome everyone, including our international guest speakers and our exhibitors. Tickets to the opening reception are at $15 each. Entry by pre-paid booking only. RSVP to book

Take advantage of our free seminars and computer-based tutorials on Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August. Book on the day for tutorials.

International guest speakers:

Kerry Farmer, Australia
Kerry has been teaching family history classes since 1997. A member of the Education Committee and the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists, she is also the Director of Australian Studies for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies.           

Kerry authored DNA for Genealogists and Arrivals in Australia from 1788. Together with Rosemary Kopittke, she wrote Which Genealogy Program?

Look for Kerry’s seminars in Day 1 and Day 2 of the Family History Expo 2018.

Russ Wilding, MyHeritage, USA
Russ is Chief Content Officer at MyHeritage and is leading the growth of its historical content. His work has led to the establishment of the MyHeritage digital archive, one of the largest global collections online.        

Russ was the CEO of iArchives, Inc. for 11 years and founder and CEO of        

Look for Russ’ seminars in Day 1 and Day 2 of the Family History Expo 2018.

Diane Loosle, FamilySearch, USA
Diane is an Accredited Genealogist and a Certified Genealogist.        

She has worked for FamilySearch for the past 24 years in a number of roles. She is currently is Director of the Family History Library and Senior Vice President of the Help Division.       

Look for Diane’s seminars in Day 1 and Day 2 of the Family History Expo 2018.

Jason Reeve, Ancestry, Australia
Jason is Content Manager for Ancestry in New Zealand and Australia. He works closely with a range of archives, registries, historical and genealogical societies to uncover new records to share with the Ancestry community.       

He is a regular speaker at genealogy events on Ancestry and AncestryDNA genetic testing       

Look for Jason’s seminars in Day 1 and Day 2 of the Family History Expo 2018.


  • Ancestry
  • ArchivesNZ
  • Auckland Libraries
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum ADU (Cenotaph)
  • Beehive Books/HOG Tours
  • Chinese Poll Tax Trust
  • FamilySearch
  • FamNet/Jazz Software
  • Family Tree DNA 
  • Guild of One Name Studies 
  • Head to Head Productions
  • Indian genealogy/
    Research West 
  • Memories In Time
  • Mentis
  • MyHeritage
  • New Zealand Fencible Society Inc
  • New Zealand Micrographics/Recollect
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. and NZSG Interest Groups
  • NZ Military History Society
  • Wales – New Zealand Family History Society


Thank you to all our sponsors who provided financial support and raffle prizes:, Auckland Council, FamilySearch, Family Tree Maker, Genealogical Computing Group, LivingDNA, MyHeritage and Puketāpapa Local Board.

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44 Lorne Street, 1010
Auckland CBD, Auckland
New Zealand

Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland Conference


Contact event organiser
Family History 101 Christchurch