Family History Month at Your Library

Thursday 28 July 2016

Are you on the quest to find out about your ancestors and forebears? Do you enjoy uncovering the past and figuring out where you’ve come from?

If this sounds like you, the classes and events happening at Tasman District Libraries for Family History Month in August will be right up your street. Whether it’s discovering the treasure troves of local history held in Tasman’s local museums and libraries, unlocking the mysteries of databases like Ancestry Library Edition or taking the first steps on your personal family history journey, there’s something on offer for everyone.

“Family history research continues to grow in popularity,” says Information Services Librarian Helen McCubbin. “And Family History Month is a great opportunity to showcase some of the rich sources that are available in our libraries and museums as well as online.”

The theme this year is places and names from the past. Enter the What’s in a name competition and be in to win a prize. Check out the displays in Motueka, Richmond and Takaka libraries. Take a family history class, create a time capsule or test your local knowledge in a quiz – all this and much more is happening around the District’s libraries.

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