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

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


August Meetings

 Thursday 11 August 2016, 7.30 pm - Family Stories

 Thursday 18 August 2016, 9.45 am - Kathy Bisman - Cemeteries and Banks Peninsula

 Monday 22 August 2016, 10.30 am - Donnington Room - Australian Interest Group

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 10 am - Gerard Hindmarsh - Using the example of his own Italian forebears, Vincenzo and Angelina Moleta, Gerard Hindmarsh talks about his own family story and the writing of his best selling book Angelina - From Stromboli to D'urville Island: A Family's Story. His ten years of exhaustive research included oral and written histories, extensive travel and detailed research into time and period resulted in the moving account that captures the struggles and triumphs of pioneering immigrant life in New Zealand. Visitors are very welcome to come along and join us. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.


September Meetings 

Saturday 3 September 2016 - Gail Riddell DNA presentation This 'how to' session deals with Y-DNA and Family Finder (atDNA). 

Time:   morning session 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon

 Time:   afternoon session 1 pm - 3 pm,

Venue:  Hao room at Te Hapua Centre (Halswell Library, Halswell Road) -

$10 - cash only.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or there is a cafe on site or supermarket across the road.

Tea and coffee will be provided in the lunch break.


Thursday 8 September 2016, 7.30 pm - Anna Creighton 'Heritage Matters'

Saturday 10 September 2016, 10 am - Irish Interest Group.

Thursday 15 September 2016, 8.45 am - Maria Corser 'French Huguenots'

Saturday 24 September 2016, 10 am - Computer Interest Group.

 Saturday 24 September 2016, 12.30 pm - 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