Genealogy Classes

Genealogy classes/assistance

Genealogy Help

Need help filling in the blanks? Genealogy help is available on the 3rd Friday of each month from 1:30 to 4pm at Tauranga Library. No booking required.

Genealogy clubs

Tauranga City libraries offer genealogy classes and events throughout the year. The New Zealand Society of Genealogy groups meet throughout Tauranga every month. August is Family History Month at Tauranga City libraries. Be on the look 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 - 11.00am
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

Tauranga Branch
Enquiries to Heather McLean
Phone 07 578 1689

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

An informal group meeting on the first Wednesday of each month
10.00am - 12.00pm
St Andrew's Church on Dee Street
Mount Maunganui

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: 20/04/2017