Hutt Valley Genealogy Branch :: Previous Meetings

Previous Meetings and Events - 2020

Please note: For a more detailed speaker review, refer to the Branch 'News & Views' published in the subsequent month.

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Thursday
13 February 2020

7:30pm

'Postcards - what they can tell us, with examples from the Hutt Valley' - Dawn Chambers

Dawn's website http://www.nzpictures.co.nz/postcards.htm.

Abrahams family postcard

Interesting talk giving a lot of background about postcard printing, subject material and images. Then also some transcriptions of used postcards and associated family info about the senders and recipients.

Note that Dawn's website can also be accessed on our website from our links page.  Please do check out Dawn's site, if you haven't already, as it is an excellent source of local and NZ history, besides many other items.

Thursday
20 February 2020

TBC

Wellington City Archives entrance

'Visit to Wellington City Archives'

Met with Adrian Humphries (city archivist). Supplied info about what's held, how and when Archives established. A quick tour of the facility as well.
And not forgetting trying out the Mayoral chair in the Reading room!

Visiting Wellington City Archives, 20 February 2020

Change of day of week: Tuesday
10 March 2020

Change of Venue:
Petone Heritage Library

7:30pm

'Hutt Valley Branch and Petone Heritage Library resources'

Trish Meehan spoke about Petone Heritage Library resources, including items like:

  • FamilySearch affiliate library status
  • NZ collections on Ancestry
  • hard copies of electoral rolls/street directories, and CD Roms
  • scanner and how to use it with photos/slides
  • new collections on databases

Susie Fraser talked about the new books that we've added to our library, and procedures on how to borrow them.

Thursday
19 March 2020

Change of Venue:
Petone Heritage Library

10:00am

'Hutt Valley Branch and Petone Heritage Library resources - Research morning'

Susie Fraser talked about the new books that we've added to our library, and procedures on how to borrow them.

Then folk settled down to do some research, and helping those who came with queries.

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