FamilySearch Affiliate Library Service

With the majority of FamilySearch microfilms having now been digitised, the microfilm borrowing service has been discontinued.

FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. NZSG had a licence to use FamilySearch microfilms at three sites in New Zealand, known as Affiliate Libraries.

Many of the digitised images can be viewed at no cost from your home computer via the FamilySearch website (see details below).

At our Affiliate Libraries you will be able to view digital images which can only be viewed at an LDS Family History Library or an Affiliate Library.



Family Research Centre 
Level 1, 159 Queens Rd 
Panmure, Auckland 

Hours:  Session Times
Phone:  09 570 4248 Ext 9



National Library of New Zealand 
Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets 

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm
Phone (direct line):  04 474 3048 



Canterbury Branch Library
Parkview Community Lounge
75 Queenspark Drive
Parklands, Christchurch

Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 12 noon – 3pm
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 12 noon – 3pm

Email: Canterbury


How to Find Digital Images on FamilySearch

Digital image collections can be accessed in three places on, all under Search.


Includes a description of all the microfilms and digital images in the FamilySearch collection. This is where all of FamilySearch's digitised microfilm and new digital images from its global camera operations are being published. A camera icon appears in the Catalog adjacent to a microfilm listing when it is available digitally.


Includes collections that have been indexed by name or published with additional waypoints to help browse the unindexed images.


Includes digital copies of books from the Family History Library and other libraries, including many books that were previously copied to microfilm.

For additional help, see "Finding Digital Images of Records on FamilySearch".

FamilySearch now has a feature called ‘Explore Historical Images' which helps users easily find ancestors in billions of free, unindexed digital record images - find out how to use 'Explore Historical Images'.

For further information contact