Workshops & Presentations

We love sharing the love of family history and teaching you how to get further with your research.

A full list of available Workshops and Presentations can be downloaded from here

Presentations can be delivered in person or virtually.

Here's where you can find Fiona presenting:




27 March - Starting your Family History

Salvation Army, Christchurch

1 April - My Story 

Auckland Council Libraries
1.30pm, Central City Library
When we're gone our stories could disappear. Learn tips and tricks on recording your stories or your ancestors' stories, preserving your photos and memories and how to put them together for publication. 
Book here


Hillmorton High School - Community Education, Christchurch 

Digital Scrapbooking 101

Digital Scrapbooking 101

Learn how to preserve your photos and stories through Digital Scrapbooking.

Digital Scrapbooking has the advantage over traditional scrapbooking that you don’t have to cut anything up or get sticky with glue. This means that you can “cut” the papers, resize and use your supplies multiple times and create unique pages. Once created your pages can be printed collated into a book and shared with your family.

Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30pm

2 June – 23 June (4 weeks)

Fee $95

Book here


9 June - The Time Travelling Genealogist

Burnside Mens Friendship Group


10 June - The Time Travelling Genealogist

Rangiora Ladies Friendship Club


1 July - The 1939 Register for Family Historians

Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Following on from the declaration of War, on September 29th 1939, the details of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were recorded and identity cards were issued. Findmypast has now published the registers for England and Wales. This talk will look at searching the 1939 Register and what to do with the information you find.
Register Here



8-9 August - The Auckland Family History Expo

14-15 August - The Christchurch Family History Expo



Finding Families in New Zealand

We don’t have any major collections of census records in New Zealand, so how else can you find families in New Zealand. Looking at the use of electoral rolls and school records to add to your family history.

Four Sources for New Zealand Family History

Beyond Births, Deaths and Marriages, this talk looks at four sources for tracing your New Zealand family. Covering: Cemetery Research, Probates & Wills, Shipping to New Zealand and Newspapers






A full list of Workshops and Presentations can be downloaded from here

Workshops: These practical workshops are of varying lengths. Computer requirements are indicated. 

Presentations: Tailored for a 1 hour presentation slot with questions (unless otherwise indicated),  presentations are supported with handouts where appropriate.

Upcoming Topics: We are always working on new ideas and welcome your suggestions.

Research Weekend: Have you considered a research weekend? Based in Christchurch, Fiona is available to travel and any requests would be considered. Depending on travel requirements up to eight presentations can be covered in a weekend. Mix and match workshops and presentations.

Webinars: We have the technology. If Fiona can't come to you in real life, then have you considered a virtual meeting. Whether it is a fully online presentation that you watch from home or an online presentation to a gathering of your group. Talk to us.


We love to share the family history and digital scrapbooking addiction. Here's where we have been speaking.