Nau mai, haere mai,
NEW ZEALAND's FAMILY HISTORY FAIR
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2nd - 4th August 2013
at Vodafone Events Centre
The New Zealand Society of Genealogists is proud to bring you NZ’s Family History Fair 2013. Through waves of immigration New Zealand has now become a rich tapestry of different ethnicities. The Fair is about celebrating our nation’s culture and heritage.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE AT THE FAIR?
v FREE entry to the Exhibition Hall thanks to our Event Partner Ancestry.com.au
v Listen to keynote speakers from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, sponsored by FamilySearch, the world’s premier free-to-access genealogy website.
v Explore the many exhibitor stands on offer, talk to experts in their field, listen to seminars
v An avid genie net surfer? Visit the Fair and discover just how much more is available that is not on the internet!
v New to ancestor hunting? Visit the Getting Started area for FREE one-on-one assistance from experienced researchers.
v Curious about your roots? Getting started is the first step in exploring your whakapapa and understanding who you are and why you are you.
v Or simply curious? Come along and see what it is all about. Entry to the Exhibition Hall is FREE.
EXHIBITORS: The list of exhibitors will be made available shortly. What we can tell you is we have the best of NZ’s research repositories at the Fair, plus a wide range of commercial exhibitors. Stand options are available to suit all budgets. If you wish to exhibit then don’t delay as spaces are filling fast. Please contact Sandra for further information.
GOODS FOR SALE: Many stand holders have goods for sale. Most - but not all - will take credit cards. A cash-out facility will be available in the merchandise area. Bring some cash with you if you want to avoid the queues at the eftpos machine.
SEMINARS: The list of seminars and presenters will be available in June. There will be a small charge to attend the seminars. Tickets will be available from the venue on the day, there are no pre-sales.
ACCOMMODATION: is readily available near the venue. Check out the Vodafone Events Centre website
FOOD: Austin’s Catering are in charge of the Café area in the Fisher & Paykel Foyer, the main entry point to the building. Healthy food, drinks, tea & coffee will be available throughout the day. There are also local food shops in the near vicinity.
PARKING: Vodafone Events Centre has a 750 space car park within its grounds. Parking is only $4.50 for the whole day and can be paid with coins, text and credit card. Text and credit card payments will incur a $0.50 transaction fee. Parking machines do not accept notes.
KEY EVENT PARTNERS: This event would not be possible without the generous support of Ancestry.com.au and Bullet PR, Ancestry’s public relations company.
LATEST FAIR NEWS: Keep an eye out for Bullet’s PR releases. The international speakers and other exciting activities will be announced shortly.
FACEBOOK: Join our Facebook page and keep up to date with the latest news and other items of interest. Spread the word about the Fair to family, friends and co-workers who you think might be interested.
See you at the Fair between 2 – 4 August 2013 as we launch Family History Month 2013.
Before coming along, you might want to read up about STARTING & GATHERING INFORMATION for your family tree. The New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. (NZSG) have very informative pages to help you get started, along with some free charts and sheets to download.
Enjoy the journey and happy researching!
on behalf of the
NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY of GENEALOGISTS Inc.