Cathy Vaughan at the Tasman District Library has arranged an interesting programme in August for those wanting to discover more  about their family history.

August is Family History month

Family History is cool…pass it on

What’s happening at the Richmond Library for Family History month?

Getting Started with Family History

A beginners course- how to start, how to record and introduction to online resources Part 1: Friday 2nd August 10.00am -12.00

Part 2: Friday 9th August 10.00am -12.00

Further Steps in Family History

A ”beyond the basics course”, suitable for anyone who has attended one of our previous family history courses, or who has experience with searching online family history resources. In this course we will look at tips and tricks for searching census and BMD records and also explore other resources, including parish records, wills and probates, military and migration records.

Thursday 15th August 10.00am -12.30pm


Thursday 29th August 10.00am -12.30pm

Introduction to Paperspast

Find your ancestors in New Zealand Newspapers from the 19th and early 20th Century.

Friday 23rd August 10.00am -11.00am

Scanning your old family photos

Learn how to make your photos or slides digital in these one-on-one half hour sessions.

Friday 30th August: sessions every ½ hour between 10.00am and 12.30am.

Booking is essential for all of the above courses, phone 543 8478 now

Special Event

Guest Speaker: Kevin Ryan will speak on:

“The Irish Journey: steps in tracing your Irish Ancestors”

Kevin has been researching his Irish ancestors for some years and made a trip to Ireland last year. He will tells us about the pitfalls of researching Irish records, some great tips and has some interesting tales from the Irish Journey. All welcome.

Saturday 31st August, 11.00am in the Constance Barnicoat room, Richmond Library

No charge, but booking is essential. Please phone 543 8478.


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