Unlock the Past Cruises

New Zealand’s Family History Fair 2010

Event Information

  • 17 Jul 2010 10:00am - 18 Jul 2010 5:00pm
  • Kingsgate Hotel, Garnett Ave
  • Hamilton
  • New Zealand
Other Information
  • Cost: $NZ200 (daily rates available)

For all New Zealanders and anyone visit New Zealand in July 2010 - why not call into Hamilton on 17 & 18 July and experience NZ’s first ever Family History Fair. 

Organised on behalf of the NZ Society of Genealogists and loosely based on the UK style family history fairs, this inaugural event is being preceded on Friday 16 July by the NZSG AGM and the formal opening of the Fair. 

Unlock the past will be at the Fair. Shauna Hicks (both days) and Alan Phillips (Saturday only) will have a trade booth. We will be promoting:

About the Fair

Researching your family history is a journey of discovery and Hamilton in July 2010 will be the ultimate destination for first hand help & inspiration on your special journey.  Everything is in one location – accommodation, food, fun & learning. 

  • The Exhibition Hall with its trade exhibitors and key repositories
  • The Inspiration Centre with NZSG branches and special interest groups. Lost your relatives in NZ?  The Inspiration Centre may just be the place to find them – or at least help you open some doors a little!   
  • The Help Desk area for one-on-one assistance - from beginners to specialised and everything in between.  Wanting to start but don’t know how? Stuck and not knowing what to try next?  Or just wanting to check out some interesting websites and databases?  
  • Free access to key online pay2view websites such as Ancestry, Find My Past, The Genealogist and others. 
  • And seminars that whet your appetite for more…

The seminar “tasters” cover a wide variety of interesting topics.  Short, snappy & sweet!   With four different seminar streams running concurrently for the two days of the Fair, all needs from beginners through to the more experienced genealogist are well catered for. 

  • Who Am I?  Getting Started…
  • What Can I find?
  • Where is My Family?
  • Sharing My Past for the Future

Opening Hours

  • Friday 16 July, 7pm - late: official opening of the fair
  • Saturday 17 July, 10am - 8pm
  • Sunday 18 July, 10am - 5pm

Want to reserve your seminar seat?  Then register online at www.nzfamilyhistoryfair.org.nz