FamilySearch Oral Genealogy and Records in the Pacific

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Join David Oimette, FamilySearch, as he talks to us via Zoom.

FamilySearch has been gathering and preserving records in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for decades.

Come learn more about collections on FamilySearch and current efforts to preserve and make these records and oral genealogies available.

About the speaker:

David Ouimette, CG, CGL, leads FamilySearch Content Strategy for Asia-Pacific. He has researched in the archives and record repositories of over seventy countries spanning all continents, identifying written and oral records of the greatest genealogical value. Previously, David was the lead developer and product manager at, responsible for family trees, U.S. records, and DNA testing. A Certified Genealogist, Certified Genealogical Lecturer, and author, David resides in Highland, Utah, United States.

Auckland Family History Expo

David's FamilySearch colleagues, Thomas Nelson and Paul Bennallack will also be speaking at the Auckland Family History Expo on Saturday 10 August. Topics are "How FamilySearch Uses AI and Using the Get Involved App", and "FamilySearch: A Trusted Archival Partner Since 1894".

For more information on the Auckland Family History Expo please see the Auckland Libraries website:

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