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May 162017

We are delighted to let you know that the He Tohu exhibition is officially opening this week, and on Saturday 20 May there will be a Whanau Day to which you are all invited. The National Library and Archives NZ will run a programme of family-friendly events from 10am to 4pm. Included will be exhibition tours, presentations, craft activities, roaming performers, cultural performances, and the Amazing Travelling Photo Booth. Special guests include Julian and Christian Dennison. For programme details see the National Library website https://natlib.govt.nz/events/2017/5/20


Please note that the National Library building will be closed all day on May 19, as we prepare to open He Tohu. This includes the Turnbull reading rooms, the galleries, and HOME café. Our online services will be available.

 16 May 2017  Posted by at 1:07 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Apr 072017

Thank you for your patience with the unavoidable delay in the processing of renewals/new membership cards.

All those who renewed by 31 March should receive their new cards shortly as they are now in the delivery system.

April payments will take a little longer to be processed.

Rest assured that the 2016/17 year card is still accepted at the library, along with the new cream 2017/18 card.

PS when your card arrives, please check that the expiry date shows March 2018 – a rogue page with March 2017 got printed!
A replacement can be arranged by emailing Membership “at” KapitiGen.org with your details.


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Feb 152017

Members of the NZ Society  of Genealogists (NZSG) are eligible for a $70 discount on FindMyPast worldwide subscriptions via findmypast.com.au.

To see the current discount code valid until 31 Dec 2017, login  here and select Members > Members only > NZSG.

If you cannot see the code but do belong to the NZSG please advise the Membership Secretary of your NZSG number so we can update our records.

 15 February 2017  Posted by at 12:26 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Feb 102017

Our 2017/18 financial year starts 1st April 2017, with the subscription remaining at $25 for the year.

Those wishing to renew their membership may pay by internet banking to our NEW bank account

BNZ 02- 0591-0040791-000

Please put your surname/membership number in the fields available so that your payment can be identified.

If you also belong to the NZ Society of Genealogists, please also provide your NZSG number.

Payments may also be made by cheque, payable to Kapiti Genealogy, and posted to

Membership Secretary
Kapiti Genealogy
P O Box 703
Paraparaumu, 5254

or handed to a committee member at a meeting.

Allow time for the new (cream) card to be delivered.

23 May 2017: The 2016/17 pink card is no longer valid for accessing our resources


 10 February 2017  Posted by at 8:20 pm Uncategorized ,  No Responses »
Feb 092017

A belated “Welcome to 2017” from the Outreach Services team.


The first family history monthly event for the year is coming up.  We are starting the year with one of our popular introductory tours of the family history collection. Whether you are new to family history research, or just need a refresher, join this tour that will introduce you to the many family history resources held in the Family History Collection and Alexander Turnbull Library. Fiona Gray, Research Librarian Family History, and Librarian Audrey Waugh, will be your guides.


Friday 24 February 2017

10:30 to 11:30am

Meet in the level 1 foyer

National Library building, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Street, Thorndon, Wellington

Please register as numbers are limited. Bookings to ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz


You might also be interested in two curatorial lectures being presented by Turnbull staff.

On Wednesday 15 February 2017 Curator of Drawings Paintings and Prints, Dr Oliver Stead, talks about Gideon Mantell and the evolution of dinosaur imagery in Mantell: a monstrous vision, and the following week (22 February) Barbara Lyon, Curator Ephemera, will be discussing Social media promotion of the Ephemera Collection.


Both talks will be held in Te Ahumairangi ground floor of the National Library, corner of Aitken and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon, Wellington, and start at 5:30pm. These are public event but please RSVP to events.natlib@dia.govt.nz with Mantell or Ephemera in the subject line.


For further information about events at the National Library of New Zealand please see the website www.natlib.govt.nz

 9 February 2017  Posted by at 10:00 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »