Connect to a deeper family story with Ancestry

Library members now have full access to Ancestry Library Edition from the comfort of your own home. Simply follow the link below, login with your user ID and PIN, and starting building your family tree!

  • Browse from home
  • Search obituaries, immigration, census, and military records
  • Download charts and forms
  • Exchange messages with other researchers

What is my Library card number and password?

Your Library card number is the 8-digit number found just below the barcode on the back of your card. Your password/PIN would have been setup when you first signed up at the Library. 

Don’t remember your password? Message us on Facebook or send an email and we can reset it for you.

Lunchtime family history talks with the NZ Society of Genealogists

The Southland Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists presents a week of lunchtime family history talks to celebrate Family History Month.

Located in the Library Meeting Room starting at 12:15pm each day – entry is free and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Each day a different expert will talk about a different family history topic. All welcome.

Family History Week

  • 5 - 9 August
  • 12:15pm
  • Meeting Room
  • Free!

Monday

5

August

  • Preserving the past for the Future
    Mary Stuart, NZSG Southland
  • Early Bluff birth facts
    Yvonne Service, NZSG Southland

Tuesday

6

August

  • Tracing your Whakapapa
    Joe Wakefield

Wednesday

7

August

  • Using local resources – a Riverton case study
    John Macmanus, NZSG Southland

Thursday

8

August

  • Discover the Invercargill Archive online
    Amanda Hunter, Invercargill City Libraries & Archives

Friday

9

August

  • It’s not all on the Internet
    Wendy Shaw

This event is run by the NZ Society of Genealogists