Changes to our CV Classes. The last session in the current format to be held on 25 July.

July will see the end of our drop-in CV sessions. For six months we have been running drop-ins every Tuesday, to help the community prepare for job hunting with CV assistance and advice. The last session to run in the current format will be on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

A huge thank you to Jay, who has been single-handedly running these sessions. Be sure to keep an eye on our Stepping Up – Free computer classes. We hope in the near future to bring our CV classes to you in this new format.

In the mean time, we still have resources on offer for those wanting to create CVs. Located in Information Services we have free computers to use for word processing. There is no time limit on the use of these computers and they come loaded with CV templates for you to use.

If you have any questions about our Stepping Up classes, or the changes to our CV sessions, then contact our Customer Experience Manager Cynthia on 03 2111 444 or

Updated CV classes now available.

Free family history talks in August. Bring your lunch, and learn!

The NZ Society of Genealogists, Southland Branch, in association with the Invercargill Public Library, is presenting a week of Family History lunchtime sessions.

Each session runs for 45 minutes, starting at 12:15pm in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your own lunch along, and enjoy. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Family History Talk Timetable

Monday 7 August

Introduction to genealogy & family history and how to record your  results.  

Session is run by Roger Washbourn of NZ Society of Genealogists Southland Branch.

Tuesday 8 August

The journey of my whakapapa: How I used the resources available to explore my Māori Heritage.

Session is run by Jay Coote, Community Connections Coordinator at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.

Wednesday 9 August

Family Research in England and Wales.  

Session is run by Lesley Instone of NZ Society of Genealogists Southland Branch.

Thursday 10 August
Image of a photo in our Archives

Highlights from the Archives Collection. A brief look into what’s new and popular in our Archives.

Session is run by Elyse Clark, Archives Assistant at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives.

Friday 11 August

Gold rushes and Wardens Court Records. 

Session is run by Prue Turnbullof NZ Society of Genealogists Dunedin Branch.


For more information about these session, please contact the event coordinator, Family History and Research Librarian Denise Grant.

Denise Grant

Family History and Research Librarian
Email Denise
(03) 2111 444