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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Saturday 25: 10am - 2pm
The library and research facility of the NZ Society of Genealogists.
67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson opposite Trailways Motor Lodge, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or 03 546 0414
Tuesday 7: 12 - 1pm
Talk to genealogists from Ancestors Attic and discover how they can help - at the Red Wall, Elma Turner Library.