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Level 1 Covid-19 update:

Help Sessions will resume at the APFHC (our Paraparaumu Library area) Wed 17th Jun 2020

As we can hardly maintain a 2m distance when helping someone at a keyboard, the Wed am help sessions will not be staffed by volunteers until further notice.

If you DO decide to go in and use our resources there is hand sanitizer at the entrance to the library, but it is probably wiser to stay away until the Covid-19 situation is better understood.

Covid-19 lockdown update Apr 2020:

For members only, online one on one help sessions are available electronically by booking a slot via our Contact us link above, Wed 1-3 pm scheduled, but can be at other times. Please advise what you wish help with so an appropriate person can be arranged.


 20 March 2020  Posted by at 1:02 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Jun 112015
BDM Overview session at APFHC

We are offering a repeat of this session on Thursday 18th June at the APFHC, 5.30-7.00 pm.

This session covers what resources we hold/ can be accessed at the APFHC for winkling out Birth Death Marriage dates and places for you family history, and  tips on searching for them.
If you would like to attend this session, could you please respond by the end of the week (Sunday 14th Jun 2015) to the email all financial members were sent on 10th July.
Insufficient numbers will mean cancellation.
 11 June 2015  Posted by at 1:29 pm Uncategorized ,  No Responses »
Sep 102012

As you may know, until the end of July 2012, Kapiti Genealogy members had a group subscription with FamNet that allowed us to provide all members with a free (to them) subscription.
As this has now expired, we have negotiated a replacement in the form of a discounted subscription  (50%) for Kapiti Genealogy members (now expired).
For the discount code, you will need to log into this website, (read this login post for instructions) and go to the FamNet page.

In addition, our computers at the APFHC  now have access to FamNet on them.

This will allow you to see all of the site and data (but not allow you to create a family tree).


 10 September 2012  Posted by at 10:59 pm Uncategorized ,  No Responses »
Aug 312012

Sue advises that all 6 computers, yes 6, plus the new printer, are now connected and working.

Please note that as the printer is shared between all 6 computers, your printout may be queued behind others.

Instructions (hand written just now) for turning off the computer are beside it, as it requires two steps – if you are last to leave, PLEASE turn it off.

Sue, and Phil from KCDC, deserve big thanks for getting us to this stage of our upgrade.

 31 August 2012  Posted by at 8:52 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Aug 242012

As at library closing time Friday 24th August, the status of our computer upgrade at the Alison Procter Family History Centre (APFHC) is good news, and not yet good news.

Business mostly as usual for anyone wishing to use computers 1, 3 or 4 during the weekend.

The “mostly” referring to lack of printing facilities – so take a memory stick if you wish to save your finds.

The not so good news is that computer 2 wasn’t working when the team left on Friday. Will be investigated at a later date.

The new computers and the replacement printer are in place, but not yet connected to anything, nor loaded with our cds.

Further updates will be posted here when available.

Thank you for your patience, and apologies for the inconvenience.

 24 August 2012  Posted by at 8:58 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Aug 232012

Sue advises that the upgrade of our computers is planned for 3pm Friday 24th August.

Our  computers at the Alison Procter Family History Centre will therefore be unavailable from that time.

We do not expect the upgrade to spill over into the weekend, but please bear with us if it does.


 23 August 2012  Posted by at 9:50 am Uncategorized ,  No Responses »

Alison Procter Family History Centre


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The Alison Procter Centre (APFHC) is located in the Paraparaumu Public Library, Rimu Road, Paraparaumu and is open 7 days a week during Library hours.

Our computers, books, and microfiche collection are in the North West Corner of the ground floor.

Members may show their current membership card  (cream for 2023/24) at the main library Welcome Desk to obtain the key to access our cupboards, and obtain the keyboards for the computers.

The key to the resource collection will be issued and must be signed for.
On completing their session, members are requested to lock up the storage cupboards, return the key to the Information Desk to sign out.

The research facility includes a computer suite for Internet access to a number of subscription websites and use of our CD-ROM collection via our Branch resource menu. There are also microfiche readers and an extensive fiche collection for information not on-line.

A number of books are available for borrowing by members via the library by showing your membership card .

Every Wednesday morning from  10 am to 12 noon (except over the late December to early January break), volunteers are on hand to assist both members and the general public with their research, and provide guidance on using the resources.
Additional sessions for members only are held during the year at alternative times to cater for those who are unable to attend on Wednesday mornings.

Instructions for the APFHC program interface may be downloaded from the members only section.

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