HeritageTalks: Chasing Black Sheep in New Zealand - Pauline Weeks


Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland City Centre

Whare Wānanga, L2

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Wednesday 22 March 2023




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Do you have a "black sheep" in the family? Family historian Pauline Weeks looks at Industrial Schools, Orphanages, Asylum, and Prison Records to show you how to paint a picture of your ancestors’ lives. They are often the most colourful ancestors, and you can find records related to them in many places, including the Archives, Government Gazettes, and newspapers.

About the speaker
Pauline grew up in Auckland but now lives in Sydney. She has a background in journalism, public relations, and philanthropy and is a qualified librarian. She has been researching genealogy for 30 years, is a graduate of the UTAS Diploma of Family History, and is a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG) and the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (NZSG). She is particularly interested in New Zealand History and incorporating social history into genealogy research. Her focus areas in New Zealand are the West Coast and Southland.

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