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Family History Month

At Elma Turner Library we have a range of events and classes happening. Learn about using Ancestry.com and Family Search to track down your ancestors, and come to a crafting session to upcycle woolen blankets into hot water bottle covers. Bookings required. The Family History Expo will also give you opportunity to learn about other organisations that can help track family history.


In August we celebrate Family History Month. We have a range of events to get you started and to help you refine your family history research. For bookings, call the library at 03 546 8100 or email [email protected]

Where to start and tools to use (bookings required):
A series of workshops covering the basics of family history research followed by two sessions on our major online resources – Ancestry Library and FamilySearch.
• Introduction to Genealogy Thursday 12, 9.30-11
• Introduction to Whakapapa research Tuesday 17, 2-3
• Using Ancestry.com for family history Thursday 19, 9.30-11
• Using FamilySearch for family history Thursday 26, 9.30-11

Crafting with family fabrics (bookings required):
Chilly winter nights are a great reason to snuggle up indoors with a good book. Make your own thrifty, cuddly hot-water bottle cover from upcycled fabrics such as wool blankets, jumpers – then decorate with vintage notions like doilies or make your own buttons from recycled linen. A family activity; children with parents are welcome (basic sewing ability required)
• Saturday 7, 10.30-11.30

What is available elsewhere? A Family History Expo
Your opportunity to find out more about some of the organisations in the area which can help you with Family History Research – with specialist collections or expertise. A range of organisations will be represented.
• Saturday 14 August, 11-12.30 Elma Turner Library

Drop in for more help with your family history:
Ancestors Attic – 1-4 Saturday 14 August
Family History Centre, Nayland Road – 10-2 Thursday 26 August

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