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 Ancestry has been made available remotely during the COVID 19 Shut Down period. 

Use this link and login using your library card number and password to access the Library Edition of Ancestry from your home.

If you have forgotten your library card details or require a membership, email, message us via Facebook page at South Taranaki LibraryPlus or phone 06 278 0555 or 0800111323. 

To create a new membership enter your details at and a staff member will respond within 3 working hours with full access to our online services.


(published on 25/03/2020)
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