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Memories In Time

Escape to the Past - Family History Retreat

Escape to the Past - Family History Retreat

Regular price $597.00 NZD
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22-24 November 2024 – Ilam, Christchurch, NZ

Spend time concentrating on your chosen project under the guidance of NZ genealogist Fiona Brooker (Memories in Time) and English genealogist Mia Bennett (Mia Genealogy)

Identify a project that you would like to spend some concentrated time on.  It could be:

  • a brick wall (or walls)
  • a writing project
  • DNA analysis
  • organising your research
  • documenting your sources for a specific ancestor(s)
  • preparing a gift for someone
  • learning a new skill or tool
  • developing a research plan for the next steps of your research
  • anything else you fancy

At the end of the retreat, take home not only the progress you have made but a plan for progressing your project further if not finished.

What you'll get:

  • Concentrated researching and learning sessions
  • Limited number of pre-agreed talks based on the needs of the group
  • Ad hoc teaching sessions as your projects progress
  • Personal guidance from the tutors (Fiona and Mia)

Plus we've got some fun activities planned as well.

Where: Christchurch, New Zealand

When: 22-24 November

Retreat starts at 1pm on Friday, 22 November and finishes at 3pm on Sunday, 24 November.

Retreat price Includes:

Accommodation - University hall of residence with single bedrooms (King single bed) and shared bathroom facilities.

Meals - all included (breakfast, lunch and dinner x2)

Full details of the venue are given once booked.


Early bird pricing is available until 30 May 2024.


Minimum numbers apply for running the retreat. Should numbers not be reached by 31 August 2024, the organisers reserve the right to cancel the event.  Full refunds will be made for the event cost. 

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