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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

No, it isn’t yet the new financial year, that doesn’t officially start until 1st April 2017, but the Treasurer does like to spread the load for membership renewals.

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.

Your existing (pink) card remains valid until further notice.


New members joining at this time of year are automatically considered paid up for this, and the forthcoming, financial year.

 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 »
Nov 032016

Legacy Kapiti – CHANGE OF DATE & VENUE

There has been a change of date and venue for the next Legacy Users Group meeting.

DATE : Saturday 3rd December
PLACE: the Senior Citizens Rooms, 45 Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach. (Now called the Ocean Road Community Centre)

Rooms open 12.30 pm to 5 pm Meeting from 2 pm to 4 pm

Normal meeting, not a workshop. ***

From 12-30pm bring your own lunch if you would like to eat with others before our last meeting for the year.
Tea and coffee available.

Actual meeting will start at 2.00pm as usual.

Cost: $2
A reminder will be sent later in the month to those on the Legacy mail list.
Apologies for having to change the date and place at such short notice.


 3 November 2016  Posted by at 2:06 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Oct 072016

The Irish Interest Group – Lower North Island are having an Irish Education Day to be held at Kilwinning Lodge, 391-393 Church Street, Palmerston North on Saturday, 15 October 2016 from 9.30 am till 3 pm.
Learn how to read and understand Griffith’s Valuation and Tithe Records with Geraldene O’Reilly using both microfiche and the web.

Graeme McVerry will be demonstrating finding maps and websites for Irish genealogy.

There will also be a selection of books available for research.
The cost is $20 per person which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Bookings to Jenny Martin – jenmartin “at” paradise.net.nz
There is no Wi-Fi at the venue, so it will help if you bring your own laptop or iPad with an internet stick/toggle connection if you have one. (Note: that the organisers do have some computers available but they will need to be shared)


 7 October 2016  Posted by at 5:00 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Aug 032016

Wednesday 24 August

“She signed the suffrage petition”

In 1893 nearly 32,000 signatures were obtained on a petition calling for New Zealand woman to have the vote. The women’s suffrage petition is one of the iconic documents in the guardianship of Archives NZ that will make up a new permanent exhibition at the National Library of NZ alongside the 1835 Declaration of Independence / He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga and the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

To give context and interpretation to the documents there will be an accompanying exhibition. This will include information about the suffrage petition and the women who signed it.  The objective is to have a biography of at least one woman from each of the 567 pages of the petition.

If you would like to contribute to the project to write short biographies (100 to 200 words) of these women, join

Stef Lash, Archives NZ, and some of those who have already written biographies, to find out what is involved and learn about the resources that have proved most useful.


Venue: Tiakiwai, Lower Ground Floor (Aitken Street entrance)

Time: 12:15 to 1:00pm. 
Numbers limited. Bookings required. Contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

FHM 2016 ATL Suffrage

Aug 032016

Tuesday 23 August

Introductory tour of family history resources

Come to the National Library for a tour to introduce you to the many family history resources held in the collections. Margaret Hurst, Research Librarian Family History, and Librarian Fiona Gray, will be your guides.

Venue: Meet on Level 1, National Library of NZ

Time: 10:00 to 11:00am.
Numbers limited. Bookings required. Contact ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz

No charge.