August is Family History Month. There were lots of events held throughout the country in 2019 by the NZSG and our Branch and Interest Groups.

Check here for 2020 events.


Auckland Family History Expo

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020 at the Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland. Gold coin donation entry.

More information and programme details are available on the Auckland Libraries website


Christchurch Family History Expo

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th August 2020 at Turanga - City Central Library, 10am - 5pm, free entry. 

See the Christchurch City Libraries website for details of the programme.

 2020 Family History Month Events in the Wellington Area

  • Thursday 6 August 2020  9am for a 10am start.  Kilbirnie Branch presents “Mistakes I have made”.  Venue: Matairangi Room, ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington City.
  • Wednesday 12 August 2020  7pm for a 7.30pm start.  Porirua Branch presents “Breaking down brick walls – Helping you to find those elusive family relations.”  Venue: Helen Smith Community Room, Pataka, Norrie Place, Porirua
  • Thursday 13 August 2020  7pm for a 7.30pm start.  Hutt Valley Branch presents Resources Available at Upper Hutt Library”. Venue: Petone Library, 7 Britannia Street, Petone
  • Saturday 22 August 2020  10am to 1pm.  The National Library presents “Resources at the National Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library”.  Venue: National Library, Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington City.
  • Wednesday 26 August 2020  6pm for a 6.30pm start.  Wellington Branch presents The Family Historian with 20/20 hindsight.  Venue: Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington City.