Genealogy Classes

Genealogy at the library

Researching your family tree and don’t know where else to look to find missing ancestors? Bring any information you have and let our experienced genealogist help. 

Drop In Clinics at Tauranga Library
3rd Friday of the month: 1.30pm – 4pm (except August, no booking required)

On call help at Tauranga Library
Give one of our genealogists a call to negotiate a time that suits.

  • Olive: 543 0382
  • Joy: 575 5820

Drop In Clinics at Papamoa Library
4th Friday of the month: 10am – 12noon (except December, no booking required)

Genealogy events

Tauranga City libraries offer genealogy classes and events throughout the year. August is Family History Month at Tauranga City libraries. Be on the lookout for our programmes closer to the date.

Highlights include: 

  • A Night of History the annual library lock-in
  • Lest We Forget an introduction to recording oral history
  • The Speaker Series a collection of lunchtime talks from some of Tauranga’s most expert researchers.

Genealogy classes at Tauranga City library

Learn to use family history resources at our genealogy classes with support and guidance from our genealogy experts.  
Classes consist of a brief demonstration followed by plenty of time to do your own research assisted by experienced genealogists.

When: 2nd Friday of the month
Time: 10.00am - 11.30am
Location: Tauranga library learning centre
Booking essential

May: Introduction to Find my Past
June: Researching with Newspapers

To enrol: Phone 07 577 7085 or email

Join a genealogy group

New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Papamoa Branch
9.30am on the second Monday, February - December
Papamoa library community centre, Tohora Room
Gravatt Road

Enquiries to Betty Atkinson
Phone: 07 542 0777
Email: NZSG Papamoa

Genealogy @ the Mount

Informal Group Meets First Wednesday of each month @ St Andrew`s Church Dee Street, Mount Maunganui 10am - Noon

Enquiries to Glenis
Phone: 07 575 0626

Tauranga genealogy group

An informal group meeting on the third Wednesday of each month
1.30pm onwards
8 Cornwall Street

Related Links

Genealogy assistance
National library family history research
New Zealand history genealogy links

Last Reviewed: 03/11/2017

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