Family History Month

Family History Month is observed annually during the month of August across New Zealand and Australia. It's a time to reflect on our roots and celebrate our unique histories and identities.

Apart from a range of special events held all over New Zealand, it's an opportunity to showcase the significant resources that are available to researchers of family history.

Family History Month at the Family Research Centre

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National Family History Month (NFHM)

National Family History Month (NFHM) is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). It is celebrated during the month of August throughout New Zealand and Australia.

The dedicated website lists events, competitions, and information for organisations and individuals who are interested in family history. You are invited to explore the website and register to attend the listed events (many free) and competitions.

The Opening Ceremony will be a talk via Zoom by Shauna Hicks on Sunday 1 August at 8pm. See our Events Calendar for details. 

Auckland Family History Expo 2021

Friday 13 August to Sunday 15 August, Fickling Convention Centre, Three Kings, Auckland, hosted by Auckland Libraries and the NZSG Genealogical Computing Group.

Saturday and Sunday Free, tickets for Friday night opening event $22 per person. Find out more on the Auckland Council Libraries website.

Christchurch Family History Expo 2021

Friday 20 August to Sunday 22 August, Turanga Library, Christchurch, hosted by Christchurch City Libraries and Memories in Time. 

Saturday and Sunday Free. The Friday event is a limited number, paid event ($16.50 for catering), with Myko Clelland from FindMyPast - book early to save your place. Find out more on the Memories in Time website

Wellington Combined Branches Family History Day

Saturday 7 August, 10am - 4pm, Johnsonville Community Centre, Moorefield Road, Johnsonville, hosted by NZSG Kilbirnie Branch. Free.

Four speakers, exhibitors represent Alexander Turnbull Library, Interest Groups for English, Maori, Irish, Scottish, Military, local libraries etc. Contact:

Papakura Branch Activities

Starting Wednesday 4 August/Thursday 5 August 2021. Wednesday evenings 7pm-9pm or Thursday  mornings 10am-12 noon. Enrol for all 5 sessions or take your pick. Spaces limited, booking essential. Cost $5 per session or all 5 for $20. Further details in the Papakura Branch July newsletter



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