The Programme for 2014 is now available. Additions and alterations will be made throughout the year. Special Interest Group dates have been incorporated into the basic programme, and will shortly be incorporated into the google calendar.
The basic Programme has been updated with details of the final meeting for 2013. Finds, Frustrations and Fabulous Objects. Tuesday 26th Nov. at Kapiti Community Centre. Share your finds and brick walls and/or any fabulous objects that tell a story. NB: 7pm meeting start. Special Christmas supper with wine and a cuppa provied by the committee. Come and celebrate a great year.
We occasionally run courses open to the public and members.
Keep an eye on our calendar on the main Programme page and the submenu for this page.
Guided Tour of National Library New Zealand
Thursday December 6th 2012, Starting at 10.30am
Meeting in the Foyer
Corner of Molesworth Street and Aitken Street, Wellington.
If you would like to take a guided tour of National Library New Zealand, then this is your opportunity. The tour will be conducted by Margaret Hurst, Family History Specialist. This tour is suitable for both experienced and not so experienced genealogists. You may be surprised just what is held there.
The tour is approximately 1 hour duration. It will give a general overview of National Library NZ, with a focus on Genealogy and Family History. A moderate amount of walking and standing will be involved. By 6th December the ground floor will also be open. The café is located there so you can stay and have lunch if you wish.
We recommend that the group takes the 9.00am train from Waikanae (9.05 Paraparaumu). It is a short walk to Molesworth St from Wellington Station (slightly uphill). You can use your Gold Card from 9.00am (return voyage by 3pm) Of course you can use private transport. A day Rover fare is $14.00 if you do not have a gold card.
After the tour you can stay and do some research. Pencil only is allowed in the library. Pencils are available. All bags will need to be left in lockers on site, free of charge.
In preparation for the tour, it may be useful for tour participants to visit http://www.natlib.govt.nz Emerson Vandy from National Library NZ will be our speaker at our meeting Tuesday Nov 27th at 7 pm. Emerson will give you an overview of what you can find and the services available at National Library NZ.
Numbers are limited so please register
by Fri 30th November
Please use the Contact us link above to register your interest.
Tour of Archives Thursday Sept 20th.
The following link has travel arrangements, how you can prepare for the visit to get the most out of it, and booking details (to Frances by Friday 14th please)
Updated programme including November meeting details. Emerson Vandy confirmed will speak at November meeting.
A family emergency meant an impromptu change to Emerson Vandy’s scheduled talk for the 26th June.
We will try to reschedule this for later in the year.
Emerson advises that he was going to announce that Papers Past now includes the NZ Herald.