Genealogy resource collection

A friendly area in the City Centre Library with a comprehensive collection of materials for family history research, and computers which provide access to Ancestry and Findmypast. The service is free and everyone is welcome.

A friendly area in the City Centre Library with a comprehensive collection of materials for family history research, and computers which provide access to Ancestry and Findmypast. The service is free and everyone is welcome.

Huge range of resources for your research

The genealogy resource collection is part of the City Centre Library. We've got a comprehensive range of material for family history research with a focus on New Zealand and British information: this includes microfiche, microfilm, books, magazines and access to digital resources like Ancestry, Findmypast and the British Newspaper Archive.

We also hold a selection of materials that will enable you to get a good grounding in Māori whakapapa research and we can offer you guidance for Pacific Island research.

If you need advice or assistance the genealogy section is often staffed by volunteer genealogists who can offer help and advice.

Links to subscription genealogy websites (only available on the Porirua City Centre library genealogy computers)

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