Family History brick wall clinics at your local Research Centres
Our four Research Centres all have New Zealand family history resources, and staff on hand who are able to assist with most of your family history enquiries.
At Research Central, we have an international family history collection and I am based there.
Last year, we piloted a new initiative called Brick Wall Tuesday, where I got to do 'Book a Librarian' sessions at the other research centres. Each Tuesday, I am at a different research centre.
It was very successful, so we decided to continue this initiative again this year.
- Research North, Takapuna Library - First Tuesday of every month.
Phone 09 890 4924 or email Research North to book.
- Research West, Waitākere Library - Second Tuesday of every month.
Phone 09 892 4966 or email Research West to book.
The West Auckland Historical and Genealogy Society hold their branch meeting in this research centre on the same day 10am to 12noon, and everyone is welcome.
- Research South, Manukau Library - Third Tuesday of every month.
Phone 09 261 8637 or email Research South to book.
- Research Central, Central City Library - Fourth Tuesday of every month.
The Auckland City branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists hold their branch meeting in this research centre on the same day, 10am to 12noon and everyone is welcome.
Seonaid can also be available by appointment on other days at Central City Library.
Phone 09 890 2412 or email Research Central to book.
- need assistance to begin their family history research
- need help to use the family and local history databases and subscription websites
- have a family history research ‘brick wall’ that they need assistance with
To get the best out of this session, we ask the customer to fill in a form telling us some brief background details and a pedigree chart of the branch of the family the query is about.
Think about what you need:
- What is your question?
- Provide names, dates and country of people (or places) you are needing information for
- Where have you looked already?
- What proof do you already have about that person (people)?
- Most importantly - have you already got hold of any birth, marriage or death certificates that may answer your question? Review them again with fresh eyes.