Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020:  Encountering Your Family's Identity

As part of the Christchurch Heritage Festival 2020 the NZSG Canterbury Branch are running a day-long workshop on Saturday 31 October from 10am to 4pm to help you build the story of your family's past. The day will be limited to 12 participants and will cost $15 each. The programme is available on the Canterbury Branch website.

To register please email


Monthly Meetings

7.30pm, second Thursday of each month,  February - November

9.45am, third Thursday of each month,  February - November



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


Upcoming Meetings

Please refer to the Event Calendar for details of upcoming meetings.


Branch Library 

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 12 noon – 3 pm

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 1 pm – 3 pm

Family History Month - Extra Library Opening Day: Saturday 29th August, 10 am – 3 pm

We can open the library by arrangement for visitors to Christchurch - email  if you would like to arrange a time.


DNA & Genealogy Drop-in Sessions

First Saturday of each month, 10am - 12 noon, at Shirley Library. Book through Shirley Library - phone 941-7923.



Fiona Lees, Convenor
P O Box 38064
Christchurch 8842

Phone: 021 040 8606

Email:  Canterbury

Facebook:  Canterbury

Website:  Canterbury






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.