16 Jul 2018

Family History Month 2018

Discover places, resources and people who can help you discover your family history, or inspire you to explore the past in which your ancestors lived.

STARTING GENEALOGY

Tuesday 7, 14 & 21: 9.30 - 11.30am

Judith Fitchett from Ancestors’ Attic - the Nelson branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family story. A short course for beginners.

Cost - $10.00 (payable at session 1). Elma Turner Library, Nelson. Bookings essential: 03 546 8100.


BLOODLINE TOUR

Discover the local organisations which have family history resources.

Nelson Family History Centre

Wednesday 8: 10am - 2pm

A service for all hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Church.

119 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson, 03 547 9504.

Nelson Provincial Museum Isel Park Research Facility

Saturday 11: 10.30am - a tour for researchers
Saturday 11: 1pm - a tour for families

Isel Park (off Hilliard Street), Stoke, Nelson. 03 547 9740 10.30am: a tour of the facility for family history
researchers 1pm: a fun-focused tour for all the family – parents, grandparents and children. Discover the secrets of the research facility. 
Bookings are required for both tours - email library@ncc.govt.nz or phone 546 8100

Nelson College Scriptorium

Saturday 11: 2 - 4pm & Saturday 18: 2 - 4pm

The Scriptorium houses a collection of memorabilia from the College’s history. The Archives are catalogued and include school records, publications, photographs & more.

67 Waimea Road, Nelson 7010, 027 775 7872.

St Mary’s Parish Archives

Saturday 18: 10am - 12pm

Discover (Catholic) Parish registers, including school and orphanage records.

18 Manuka Street, Nelson 7010, 03 5489527.

Richmond Library Research Room

Wednesday 22: 10am - 12pm

Tasman District local history and the Waimea South history & genealogy collection.

280 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, 03 543 8500.

Ancestors Attic

Saturday 25: 10am - 2pm

The library and research facility of the NZ Society of Genealogists.

67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson opposite Trailways Motor Lodge, nelsonbranch_nzsg@hotmail.com.

Nelson Public Libraries Research Room

Tuesday 28: 9.30 - 11am

Discover the Nelson Heritage and other heritage collections, and some of our online resources.

Elma Turner Library, 28 Halifax Street, Nelson, 03 546 0406.


DARRYL GALLAGHER ON PRESERVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS

Sunday 12, 2-– 3 pm

Darryl, Nelson Provincial Museum Photographic Curator, will discuss techniques to allow you to preserve your family photographs for posterity. Elma Turner Library. All welcome.

JULIE THOMAS TALKS ABOUT HER LATEST BOOK: LEVI’S WAR

Sunday 19: 2 - 3pm

Bestselling author Julie Thomas talks about this latest book in her series about the Horowitz family – a heart rending historical saga which follows different members of a Jewish family in WWII Germany. A Friends of the Library talk: Elma Turner Library, $2 donation.

RECORDING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Thursday 16: 9.30 - 11am, Elma Turner Library

Friday 24: 8.15-9.15am, Stoke Library

Learn how to use Facebook and other social media resources to record and (safely) share your family history. Bookings essential: library@ncc.govt.nz or 03 546 0414

COMMUNITY CORNER

Tuesday 7: 12 - 1pm

Talk to genealogists from Ancestors Attic and discover how they can help - at the Red Wall, Elma Turner Library.