The NZSG’s FamilySearch Microfilm Service needs more volunteers to help run its desk at the National Library in Molesworth Street, Wellington.
If you’re within easy transport of Wellington and willing to help even one half-day a month, we’d be most grateful.
The Microfilm Service helps family historians pursue their research through FamilySearch and its extensive library of microfilms and microfiches. It’s an easy task – and it also gives you time to do your own genealogy through the National Library’s free access to Ancestry, Find My Past, the Genealogist, the British Newspaper Archive, plus all its other family history resources.
What more could you ask for than to do your own research whilst helping others!
We work Monday to Saturday. Shifts can be morning 10am-1pm or afternoon 1pm-4pm – or if you prefer you can do a whole day from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch. Ah bliss!!!! J To be lost in the Library for a whole day! We finish at 4pm but the Library closes at 5pm.
We’re close to buses and trains for those using public transport. If you come by car, there’s free parking on Saturdays but your car needs to be moved after 2hrs.
There are training sessions for those just starting and you’ll have someone with you till you feel comfortable in going solo. The National Library staff is very friendly and helpful, too!
If you’d like to help your fellow genealogists and you have some spare time, please email Christine Fogden christinefogden “at” xtra.co.nz.
We need more assistance to help keep this valuable service operating.