Wellington New Zealand Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Wellington Stake Family History Centre is a free resource available to all in the Wellington region interested in researching their geneology. The Centre is complete with free internet access and subscriptions to all major geneological research websites for public use, as well as many other records on microfiche and catalogues. Trained Consultants are also onsite to help answer any questions.

Centre Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

  1. 140 Moxham Ave, Hataitai Wellington
  2. Abundant free parking on site
  3. Access the Family History Centre on the North side of the building, through a signposted door aross the lawn. There is a doorbell to use if the door is locked.
  4. (https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/140+Moxham+Ave,+Hataitai,+Wellington+6021/@-41.3096809,174.7919889,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d38afec8c148715:0x1f38a69904ecbfcd)

Phone: 04 386 1227


Open Hours: Tuesday 6pm - 8.30pm, and Saturday 9am - 12pm

Holiday Schedule: By arrangement

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Worldwide Indexing Challenge

In the week of 7th to 14th August you are invited to participate in a Worldwide Indexing Challenge. The goal is to have 100,000 volunteers contribute within the week. The way to participate is simply to index one batch of names, and help someone else to do the same.

Class Schedule

Members from each ward are able to make appointments to work in the Family History Centre with their ward tfh consultants on the following schedule:

Second Thursday - Wellington Ward

Third Thursday - Tawa Ward

Fourth Thursday - Harbour and Wainuiomata

Every Wednesday - Hataitai Ward

Staff Training Meetings

The first Thursday of every month is reserved for training for our Ward Temple and Family History Consultants. This is a valuable time to gather and share knowledge, and there is always more to learn!

Centre Resources


Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers with free internet access
  • Microfilm readers

Centre Services

Staff Research Specialties

Resources in the Local Area


  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Centre