Sponsored by Ancestry as part of Family History Month.
Newspapers provide a rich source of stories about our ancestors and the communities they lived in, and a mention of an ancestor in an article can be a wonderful discovery. But can we trust what we read in print? How fake was the news? And do we want to uncover unpleasant details about our relatives?
This talk focuses on where and how to find stories about your family and their community, and how to sift the fact from the fiction, using what you find as a jumping-off point into other records.
*Maggie is also a speaker at the Auckland Family History Expo, 12-14 August.
About the speaker:
Maggie Gaffney lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington and has traced her tūpuna (ancestors) back to Ireland, England and Scotland.
She is a tutor with the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies (IHGS) and holds their Diploma in Genealogy as well as an Advanced Diploma in Local History from the University of Oxford.