Family Research Centre Library

The FRC Library holds resources in a variety of formats - books, CD-ROMs, maps, microfiche, microfilms, tapes and family history magazines. 

  • Approximately 65,000 itemised resources
  • Approximately 2000 published family histories
  • In excess of 400 metres of shelving containing books relating to family history and genealogy
  • Thirteen computers in the Library available for free Internet research on
  • Free access to Findmypast, The Genealogist and Family Relatives websites
  • Eight drawers of microfilms of some early NZ newspapers and Australian & New Zealand Shipping Passenger Records.
  • Twenty-eight drawers of microfiche including the IGI (International Genealogical Index) and other assorted records for New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Channel Islands, Isle of Man
  • Large collection of laminated historical maps for England, Ireland & Scotland
  • Maps for New Zealand, Australia and other countries
  • Remote film reader capability