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Updated 31st.March 2019

 

Genealogy Interest Group

Next  Mtg.-- 30th.April 2019  NEW DATE 

 Date : Fourth Thursday every month .   Time : 9.30 am 

Genealogy SIG Meeting Report 28th February 2019

he first meeting of 2019, good to catch up again with members after the Christmas/NEW Year break. Several members spoke about items that had cropped up recently; Shaun mentioned about matches he had been advised of from the https://www.geni.com/ website. The matches were 2nd or 3rd cousins which may be of interest in extending the family. This lead to a discussion on the dangers of misinformation on on-line family history trees, without reliable source information should be taken as ‘possible’ until records have been checked and rec-orded.

Of interest was Ivy’s mention that when ordering historical certificates from NZ BMD that she was asked for RealMe account, go to https://www.govt.nz/ to find out about RealMe. Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz

David Long brought along one of his Family History books he has produced. Very comprehensive with text, photos and scanned certificates and census sheets in clear page protectors in a ring binder – an example to all! In due course David intends to give a copy to each of his sons, a good way to preserve his work for future generations.

Many have their family history trees on one of the several on-line websites, if so check the website ‘The Future of Online Trees’

http://parallax-viewpoint.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-future-of-online-trees.html

We spent some time looking at FamNet Newsletter Famnet is a NZ website ‘Where Kiwis Find Their Family, and Tell Their Stories’. Go to the site http://www.famnet.org.nz click on the Newsletters bar, current and earlier newsletters can be read.

Jan Gow’s article included some websites of interest including fabpedigree.com, a site of general historical interest. Continued page 6

David Rowe

SeniorNet Canterbury Genealogy SIG Convenor.

 

 

 

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