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May 202020

Owing to Covid-19 and venue uncertainties the AGM notice below may be subject to change.

Scroll down for nomination forms for both officer and committee positions.

Pre-registration for the meeting will be required, with instructions being sent closer to the time to financial members.

Kapiti Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists


to be held on Tuesday 28 Jul 2020

at 7.30pm

via ZOOM


1. Apologies
2. Confirm 2019 AGM Minutes
3. Business arising from the Minutes
4. Annual Report for the period 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
5. Financial Report for the period 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
6. Appointment of Auditor
7. Election of Officers and Committee **
9. General Business
9.1. Motion:
That Kapiti Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, having previously adopted as its own rules the rules of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc., now adopts the subsequent partial amendment to those rules as registered on 29 April 2020.

Nominations are called for a minimum of five nominees for Committee including the positions of Convenor, Secretary and Treasurer.

The Nominees for all positions must be current financial members of the Kapiti Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and the positions of Convenor, Secretary and Treasurer must be current financial members of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists

NB as a Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists we are governed by their rules, which may be found here on their website.

Nomination Form for Officer (Convenor, Secretary, Treasurer)

Nomination Form for Committee

The 2019 minutes to be confirmed are available to logged in members under Communications > AGM

 20 May 2020  Posted by at 1:42 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
May 112020

We are going virtual for our May meeting, same date, same time as scheduled (1:30 for 2-4pm this coming Saturday 16th May) but at your place.

Instructions for joining the meeting online have been sent out to those on our mailing list.

There may be space available for others interested in learning about RootsMagic and how it can help them get and keep organised with their family history, or in learning more about some of the tricks of the trade in using it effectively.

If interested, space permitting, please request an invite via the contact instructions on our RootsMagic page.



RootsMagic group coordinator

 11 May 2020  Posted by at 4:28 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Apr 062020

Those on our DNA interest group mailing list should receive an invitation later today / tonight to register for this coming Saturday’s DNA meeting – same date/time as scheduled, 1:30 for 2-4pm, but coming to you in your Covid-19 “bubble”.

We are in the process of setting it up as an electronic meeting – registration required.

Depending on numbers, there may be some places available for members who are not yet on our DNA mailing list, so if interested in an invite, please go to our DNA Group page and follow the instructions to contact us.


 6 April 2020  Posted by at 4:02 pm Uncategorized No Responses »
Mar 202020

As we can hardly maintain a 2m distance when helping someone at a keyboard, the Wed am help sessions will not be staffed by volunteers until further notice.

If you DO decide to go in and use our resources there is hand sanitizer at the entrance to the library, but it is probably wiser to stay away until the Covid-19 situation is better understood.

Covid-19 lockdown update Apr 2020:

For members only, online one on one help sessions are available electronically by booking a slot via our Contact us link above, Wed 1-3 pm scheduled, but can be at other times. Please advise what you wish help with so an appropriate person can be arranged.


 20 March 2020  Posted by at 1:02 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Feb 292020

Please note that “thanks” to Covid-19, your committee has decided it prudent to cancel our monthly evening meeting 24th March.

Update: The Waikanae Baptist Church has now advised that we will not be able to hold our March Day meeting, 25th March.
Our next meeting at that venue is on April 18th (DNA group), which they will review beforehand.

To the best of our current knowledge (Thurs 19th Mar), we are expecting to run our April RootsMagic group at the Kapiti Community Centre this Saturday 21st).

We expect attendees to be mindful of the recommended precautions against spreading/catching Covid-19.

Please, if at all unwell, or have been in contact with recent travellers
do not attend any meetings.

 29 February 2020  Posted by at 11:11 am Uncategorized No Responses »
Jan 192020

Our 2020/21 financial year starts 1st April 2020.

New members should go to our Membership page and either apply online, or download and complete the application form available on that page.

Subscriptions remain at $25 for the year.

Those wishing to renew their membership may pay by internet banking to our 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.

Alternately, payments may 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.

The 2019/20 pink card will ceases to be valid for accessing our resources at the APFHC at the end of May 2020.

 19 January 2020  Posted by at 3:25 pm Uncategorized ,  1 Response »