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

Here's where you can find Fiona presenting:



Hillmorton High School - Community Education, Christchurch

Story to Book Course

Story to Book

Have you been researching your family history and have lots of material but the resulting family history book just hasn’t happened? What about your stories? If we don’t write them down then they could disappear within three generations.

Over this course you’ll plan, write and organise photos, finishing with an illustrated book ready to print and share with your family.

Tuesdays 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

11 February – 17 March (6 weeks)

Fee:  $120

Book Here


The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon - Legacy Family Tree Webinars
The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

13-14 March (New Zealand)

6pm (NZDT) - Four Sources for New Zealand Family History
Find out more here

Register here

Download your New Zealand timetable 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


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


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



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.






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.


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