Canterbury Branch


7.30pm, on the 2nd Thursday of every month, February - November

10.00am, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, February - November


July Meetings

Thursday 14 July 2016, 7.30 pm - Fiona Brooker - 1939 Register Online

Thursday 21 July 2016, 9.45 am - 'Centenary of the Battle of the Somme'

Saturday 23 July 2016, 10 am - Computer Interest Group

Saturday 23 July 2016, 12.30 pm - Donnington Room - Continental Europe Interests - individual research session



Parkview Community Lounge Hall, 75 Queenspark Drive, Parklands, Christchurch


Branch Library

10am-3pm Thursday and 2pm-4pm Saturday

Librarian Jan Slater (03)354 6494. Email Jan Slater


Murray Trimmer

35 Monaghan Street, Northwood, Christchurch 8051

Ph:  03 323 9520

Email:  Canterbury

Website:  Canterbury

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 HERE

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

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