Heritage, Archives, and Genealogy events

Upcoming Heritage, Archives, and Genealogy Events at all Libraries

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Friday 27 May

9:30am - 5:30pm
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Black and white family portrait from 19th century. Some people are visible only as silhouettes.

Seminars on a range of genealogical topics are held regularly on Level 3 of Central Library. Previous topics have included: Shipping Records, Military Records, Irish Family Research, and Genealogy for Beginners.

Suitable for adults.

See details and upcoming topics.

Searching through record cards

Volunteers from the Hamilton Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available to assist with family history research queries.

Suitable for adults.

See times and locations.

Black and white aerial view of residential neighbourhood with the wordsHeritage Talk

Heritage Talks are held bi-monthly on Level 3 of Central Library. Previous topics have included: using the Maaori Land Court Minute Books, identifying locations in historic photographs, histories of selected Hamilton streets, researching the history of a house, transit camps in Hamilton, the New Zealand Remembrance Army, and the Maunder family photographs (a collection of glass plate negatives in our Historic Photographs collection).

Suitable for adults.

See details and upcoming topics.

Occasional Heritage, Archives, and Genealogy Events

Genealogy Workshops

19th Century family portrait with the word Workshop

 

Genealogy Workshops are held regularly on Level 3 of Central Library. The workshops offer instruction in varying aspects of family history research and the resources we have to offer.

Keep an eye on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui, to find out when the next Genealogy Workshop will be.

Night @ the Library

Central Library exterior at Night

 

Night at the Library is an annual event, where family history researchers are allowed 8 hours of uninterrupted research time on Level 3 of Central Library. Throughout the event there are also tours of back of house areas, pizza and specialist research assistance available.

Look out for the Night @ the Library on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter, ePaanui, for updates.

Out of the Box: Archives in the Community

Out of the Box

 

In 2021, the Whakaputu/Archives and Special Collections toured our five community libraries. Bringing local items from the collections to display, the team visited the libraries to answer your questions on anything from searching the collection, recording oral histories, digitising photographs, to how to care for your own treasures at home.

Sadly, the last few stops on the tour had to be postponed due to lockdown, but we hope to be able to resume this special programme soon. Look out for dates for the next Out of the Box event on our Event Calendar, Facebook page, or sign up to our newsletter for updates.