Friday, 2 August 2013

It's Started!: New Zealand Family History Fair

The morning session today is devoted to schools. A number of classes will tour through today and hear about ways of tracing their family history. 

It is great to see the collaboration between the Education Department and the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Members of  the Society went all out and many dressed as someone from their own history.












The TV crew was there and showed some of the wonderful costumes.


And of course talked to Dr Jo Appleby who is the osteo-archeologist from Leicestershire who was involved in the Richard III excavation in the car park.

Dr Jo is giving a number of presentations on Richard III and the DNA testing work that was done to confirm he was indeed Richard III and not just some body in the carpark!

Dr Appleby waiting to be interviewed by NZ TV crew