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NZSG Canterbury Branch
7.30pm, 2nd Thursday, February-November
10.00am, 3rd Thursday, February-November 


Parkview Community lounge, 75 Queenspark Drive, Parklands, Christchurch
Branch Library, Hours Thur 10am-3pm Sat 2pm-4pm Librarian Jan Slater (03)354 6494. Email Jan Slater

August - Family History Month
Extra Library Hours during Family History Month:
Wednesdays: 12, 19, 26 August - 6pm to 9pm
Saturdays: 8; 15, 22, 29 August 1pm to 4pm (An extra hour)

Thursday, 13 August, 7.30pm

‘Cricketing Colonists – The Brittan Brothers in Early Christchurch’. Geoff Rice presents a talk on his most recent book, much also covers early Christchurch people and places.
Thursday, 20 August, 10am
‘Poor Houses’. Maureen Hawthorn talks to us about her knowledge and experience with research into poor houses in the United Kingdom.
Monday 24 August, 10 am - Parkview Community Lounge - Australian Interest Group
Saturday, 29 August ,10am-4pm
‘A day with Dr Rory Sweetman’. How to put your research material into readable,relevant and interesting stories. Sponsored by the Ted Gilberd Literary Trust. Rory talk about his past and future projects, discuss the travails, opportunities and pitfalls that a contract historian has to endure, enjoy and avoid. Then on to more practical advice on research and writing techniques, strategies, etc. Cost $20 including lunch. Booking required.
Contact: Email: Canterbury or phone 354 6494.
Parkview Community Lounge, 75 Queenspark Drive, Parklands
Website: Canterbury

Notice for Legacy Users:  Formation of a Legacy Users Group
Interest is being sought for a proposed Canterbury Legacy Users Group. Initially to be based in Ashburton, it will cover users Canterbury wide - north, central, mid and south. If sufficient numbers are established, a time and venue for meeting will be decided on. Membership would be open to all Legacy users in Canterbury. If you would like to be included in this group, please contact: Liz Quaid.
Email: Liz

FamilySearch microfilms and microfiche can be ordered, via their website, to be read at Canterbury Branch Library
See our Branch website for details of some of our key holdings and a guide to setting up a FamilySearch account
Christchurch City Council cemetery burial records are available online http://heritage.christchurchcitylibraries.com/Cemeteries/
Canterbury Branch Library holds headstone transcripts of many Canterbury cemeteries
And transcripts of Baptism, Marriage and Burials from local Parish Registers
See our website for more details

Website: Canterbury


Murray Trimmer
35 Monaghan Street
Christchurch 8051

Ph:  03 323 9520
Email:  Canterbury

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