Rotorua Library has you covered this Family History Month.
Free Research Assistance Wednesday 8 August
Volunteers from the Rotorua Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will be in on Wednesday 8 August if you want to drop in and get some help with your genealogy queries.
When: 10am-1pm Wednesday 8 August
Where: Heritage & Research Area, Second Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri
At other times, visit our friendly staff in the Heritage & Research area at the far end of the library for help with your family history and whakapapa research. They are trained reference librarians and can teach you to use the valuable resources that are available to you.
Māori Database Workshops
Rotorua Library Heritage Blog
Rotorua Genealogy Branch of the NZSG Guest Speaker
Kerry Farmer BA. B.Sc. Professional Researcher, presenter, teacher in family history and Genealogical studies Australia will speak on Australian Immigration & DNA.
Venue: Rotorua East Bowling Club, 26 Warwick Drive, Lynmore, Rotorua
Date: 9am-1pm, Wednesday 15 August 2018
Cost: $ 5 for Rotorua Members, $10 Non Members (Door sales). Morning tea provided
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Genealogy Resources at Rotorua Library
Free Ancestry and Find My Past
Discover your family's history by tracing the clues left behind amongst the records on Ancestry Library Edition. This online genealogy resource put billions of records at your fingertips.
Did you know you can access Ancestry at Rotorua Library for free? Use a library computer or your own device within the library (on our free wi-fi) to access the links via our Library Catalogue.
Books, microfiche and more.
The library has lending and reference family history collections which include guides to family and iwi history research, local histories, shipping information, war histories, biographies and indexes. We hold a number of records on microfiche and microfilm including historical births, deaths and marriages and local newspapers.
Additional resources available for whakapapa research include iwi histories, Māori Land Court Minute Book indexes and the New Zealand Gazette Archive. Find out more about resources for Māori research on our Maori Resources page.
For more information on on Family History resources and on planning what to bring with you, visit our Family History page.