Family History Month 2017

August is Family History Month at Richmond Library and with the Queen Street upgrade in mind, our theme this year is Queen Street through the years.

Special Events

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Nelson Provincial Museum logo

Guest presenter Darryl Gallagher from Nelson Provincial Museum will be running a workshop on caring for your photographs and photo albums. Bring along your photographs for advice.

 

This event is limited to 20 people. Free.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

Saturday 19 August, 11.00am - 12.00 noon

Richmond Memories Get Together

Pop into Richmond Library’s Constance Barnicoat Room for an informal chat with others about Richmond as you remember it in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s.

No bookings required.

Thursday 17 August, 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Children’s Craft Session

Help us build an exciting 3D model construction of Queen Street. Children will construct various 3D buildings that are in Queen Street to be placed on a large street map.

Suitable for 7 to 11 year olds. Limited to 15 children. Free.

Bookings are essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

Saturday 26 August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Family History Classes

Further Steps in Family History

A beyond the basics course, suitable for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Family History course or who has experience with searching online family resources including birth, marriage and death records.

This course includes tips and tricks for breaking through brick walls in your family history research as well as an overview of parish registers, wills and probate, military records and other online resources to help widen your research.

Free.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

Thursday 10 August, 10.00am - 12.30pm

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Thursday 24 August 10.00am - 12.30pm

Historic NZ Newspapers

Papers Past contains digitised pages from 19th and early 20th century New Zealand newspapers, including newspapers from the Nelson area up until 1922.

An excellent source of information for local researchers and family historians.

Basic computer skills required. Free.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

Thursday 31 August, 10.00am - 12.00 noon
Slide Scanning Hands On Session

Book in for a taster session in making your 35mm slides digital in the Imaginarium.

Please bring a slide you would like to scan, and a USB stick to save your scan to.

Free.

Bookings essential. Phone 03 543 8500 to book your place.

Thursday 3 August, 10.00am - 11.00am

Queen Street Heritage Photos

Queen Street Richmond Heritage Photos

Do you have original photos of Queen Street that you’d be happy for us to borrow, copy, and publish online? We are looking for photographs from the 1800s through to the 1980s.

Photos can be of the shops, businesses, houses and farms in upper, central and lower Queen Street, Richmond.

Please contact Richmond Library staff for more information.

Throughout August

Recommended Links

www.tasman.govt.nz newzealand.govt.nz