22 Jul 2019

Family History Month at the Library


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

Introduction to Family History
Elma Turner Library
Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th August: 9.30-11am
Judith Fitchett from Ancestors’ Attic – The Nelson branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will guide you to find and record your family history.
$10.00 (payable at session 1). Bookings essential by phoning 03 546 8100 or emailing library@ncc.govt.nz

'Reuniting Medals with Families'
Elma Turner Library
Sunday 4 August: 2-3pm
Talk from Ian Martyn, Director and Founder of Medals Reunited New Zealand which aims to return named medals etc to the recipient’s families.
A Nelson Institute Talk: $2 entry. No bookings required.

Local Family History on The Prow
Elma Turner Library
Thursday 15 August: 9.30-11am
Stoke Library
Friday 16 August 8:15-9:15am
Learn about how to use top of the South history website - The Prow - to discover stories and share your own. Bookings required.

Author talk – Elspeth Sandys
Elma Turner Library
Sunday 18 August: 2pm
Author, Elspeth Sandys, will talk about her new book ‘A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley.’ A beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth century China. Copies of the book will be for sale thanks to Volume bookstore.
A Friends of the Library talk. $2 entry. No bookings required.

Gail Riddell. DNA and Genealogy
Elma Turner Library
Saturday 24 August: 2pm
Gail will talk about the use of DNA testing for genealogical research. Gail administers 25 DNA group projects for FamilyTreeDNA, a company which does DNA testing for genealogy purposes.
No bookings required.

Ancestors Attic
Elma Turner Library
Tuesday 27 August: 1 – 2pm
The Nelson branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will be available to discuss Family History at a free drop-in session at the Elma Turner Library.