Dunedin Family History Group

Otago and Southland related research

Calendar

Mar
14
Wed
2018
March Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

14 March 2018 DNA: The Truth is Out There … Or is it?

A presentation about some aspect of DNA research that may surprise you.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
April Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER”:
Researching Allied Prisoners of War in Europe during the Second World War.
Guest speaker: Maureen West
Using her experiences in tracing her father’s ‘missing’ years Maureen will explore the records that are now available to reconstruct the lives of these men from all around the world who spent so many years in prisons far from their homelands.
Many of these men never spoke of their experiences, or if they did, it was of the ‘good’ times, not of the tragic and, in some cases, horrific things that they witnessed.

May
9
Wed
2018
May Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

CEMETERIES

An overall view of researching cemetery records including a brief history of local cemeteries. There will also be a presentation on how to correctly photograph a headstone to avoid getting a reflection of yourself in the photograph.

 

Jun
13
Wed
2018
No June Meeting
Jun 13 @ 1:40 am – 2:40 am

13 June and 11 July 2018
There will be no meeting
Over the past four years our attendance numbers, due to weather, have been down during June and July to a point that door charges do not cover hall
hire or speakers fees. We are having to rely on donations and sponsorship to have meetings in these months. So it has been decided that during June and July there will be no group meeting but
we will have some beginners classes to help members.
Watch this space.
Please note you will still receive newsletters for June and July.

No July Meeting
Jun 13 @ 1:46 am – 2:46 am

13 June and 11 July 2018
There will be no meeting
Over the past four years our attendance numbers, due to weather, have been down during June and July to a point that door charges do not cover hall
hire or speakers fees. We are having to rely on donations and sponsorship to have meetings in these months. So it has been decided that during June and July there will be no group meeting but
we will have some beginners classes to help members.
Watch this space.
Please note you will still receive newsletters for June and July.

Aug
8
Wed
2018
August Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GENEALOGY OF THE ROYAL FAMILY and how it relates to recording your own personal history

Sep
12
Wed
2018
September Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Guest speaker to be  confirmed
Oct
10
Wed
2018
October Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WRITING YOUR OWN LIFE STORY Tips on how to make sure that you are
recorded on a family tree. It is a bit like you are always the photographer so never in the family group photographs. Well the same can apply to ensuring you write up
your life as part of your family history research.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
November Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SOUTH DUNEDIN

From swamp to second-hand shops A look at the suburb of South Dunedin from its beginners to 2018.

Presentation will contain lots of photographs

Dec
12
Wed
2018
December Meeting @ St Peter's Church Hall
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE????????