Family History Month at the Library
August is Family History Month and the Library has a number of resources and in-person help to help you dive into your past.
Visit from the Nelson Genealogy Society (Ancestors’ Attic)
The Nelson branch of the New Zealand Genealogy Society will be available to discuss Family History at a free drop-in session.
10am - 12pm
We have historical resources which are useful for genealogists, including the Nelson local newspapers from 1842 to present day, and access to Ancestry.com. The Library also produces Bloodline, a listing of local and relevant national organisations and online services which have resources for family historians. Find a full list of what's available on the Heritage page of our website. Resources for researching whakapapa are listed on our Maori Research pages.
Book a Librarian
For one-on-one help with genealogy, everyone is encouraged to Book a Librarian. This is a 45-minute session for any family history research you may need guidance with. Book through our website, phone (03) 546 8100, or ask when you are next in the library.
Library staff will be sharing their family history with a display of family heirlooms with their stories. You can watch these on the Curio screens in our branches, and on our YouTube channel.