Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


A family history evening with Seonaid Lewis

Date: December 11th

A family history evening with Seonaid Lewis

Family history librarian for Auckland Libraries, Seonaid (Shona) Lewis, will share her knowledge and expertise during an evening on family history at the Hastings War Memorial Library on Thursday 16 January at 5.30pm.

Seonaid is based in the Central Auckland Research Centre and is responsible for an extensive international family history collection and a hugely busy outreach programme.

Her own family history research extends over 16 years and she joined librarianship 8 years ago in order to help others with their research. Seonaid also had a long career in design and print - which included 10 years as a Typographer Printer for the Hawke's Bay Herald-Tribune in the 1980s.

Local genealogist and heritage advisor Lily Baker says the free evening talks will cover both Family History at Auckland Libraries and Social Media for Family Historians.

“We heard Seonaid speak in Auckland and thought it would be valuable to have her present similar information in Hastings,” Lily says.

“Anyone who is researching their family history will really benefit from this opportunity to hear about the wonderful resources held in the Central Auckland Research Centre, as well as learning how you can trace your ancestors through online research.”

Auckland Libraries' holds many treasures of interest to the family historian - a large international family history collection and a richness of old colonist records that covers the old Auckland Province and beyond.

Ms Lewis also discusses how resources like chatrooms, message boards, and mailing lists have now expanded to include Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and websites like Flickr.  

Seonaid Lewis says “Social media can be effective "cousin-bait" and is also valuable in sharing research with relatives, friends and strangers. Come and hear a few tips and tricks on how to get Social Media working for you.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news