Over holiday season the Libraries are closed on the 25th, 26th December, and the 1st, 2nd of January. See our opening hours for more info.

1 Aug 2017

Family History Month 2017

Starting Genealogy

Tue 1st, Tue 8th   9.30am – 11.30 am

Judith Fitchett - Volunteer at Ancestors’ Attic and member of the NZ Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family story. For beginners.

Cost is $10.00. Elma Turner Library, Nelson. Bookings essential: 03 546 8100.

Starting Genealogy (repeat)

Tue 1st, Tue 8th   5.30pm – 7.30pm

A repeat of the morning classes. If you can’t get here during the day, come to this one.

Fairfield Cemetery Tour

Sat 5th 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Meet at the cemetery on Brougham Street. Learn about some of the early settlers buried there. Bring a donation on the day. Cancelled if wet, ring 5447684 to check.

Ancestors’ Attic Open Day

Sat 12th 10.00am – 2.00pm

Ancestor’s Attic Genealogy Library at 67 Trafalgar Street, opposite Trailways Motor Inn. See if your Nelson ancestor is on their data base of half a million names.

Community Corner

Mon 14th 10.00am – 12.30pm

Real genealogists are in the library 10 – 12.30. Ask how they can help. By the Red Wall

The Time of My Life

Tue 15th 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Want to record a few memories in your own words? You don’t have to write your whole life to leave something for the grandchildren. This talk/workshop explores ways of finding and writing down a memory or two.

Elma Turner Library, Nelson. Bookings essential: 03 546 8100.

Ancestry and More

Tue 22nd 9.30am – 11.00am

Learn the basics of Ancestry.library edition.

Elma Turner Library, Nelson. Bookings essential: 03 546 8100.

Art/Craft Family/Whakapapa

Tue 22nd 11.30am – 12.30pm

Delve into the relationship between art and family history. Hear local crafter Pam Stade talk about her craft and its relationship to family traditions. Followed by Cindy Batt talking about how whakapapa is passed on through the many forms of Māori artistic expressions.

The Time of My Life (repeat)

Tue 29th 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Elma Turner Library, Nelson. Bookings essential: 03 546 8100.

Isel House families and Tour

Wed 9th, 23rd 1.30pm at Isel House

Take a tour of Isel House, learn about the Marsden Family.

Marsden Valley Cemetery

Wed 23rd 1.30 at Marsden Cemetery

Learn about the plaques in the new RSA area of the cemetery.

All Month at Elma turner Library. Help us celebrate family stories

Tell us where you’re from – pop a pin on the map at the Red Wall. Share something about your family for our Facebook page.  Children can draw or write a family message on our tree in the Children’s Library. Take a moment to admire the art and craft in our display cabinets.

Book by email library@ncc.govt.nz , phone 03 547 0219 or visit the library.