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Dec 202013


Graeme Mackenzie MA [Cantab] the Clan MacMillan genealogist and historian will be visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Clan MacMillan Society of New Zealand. Throughout February he will be travelling from the far North to Invercargill meeting members of the clan and speaking to genealogy groups along the way.

Graeme is a very experienced genealogist, he has just completed writing a book called, “Genealogy in the Gaidhealtachd Clan and Family History in the Highlands” and he will have some copies for sale when he comes to New Zealand.

Graeme developed and maintains the Clan MacMillan website.

His two talks in the Wellington region are:


Saturday 8th February 2014, 10am to 12noon

NZSG Meeting – Guest Speaker

Connolly Hall, Cnr Guildford Terrace & Hill Street, Wellington.


Hosted by the Wellington & Kilbirnie NZSG Branches, Graeme will be speaking on tracing your ancestors in Scotland with special reference to the Highlands. There will be a gold coin door charge and a finger food luncheon following the meeting.


Thursday 13th February 2014, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Waikanae Family History Group Meeting – Guest Speaker

Waikanae Chartered Club, 8 Elizabeth Street, Waikanae.

Hosted by the Waikanae Family History group, Graeme will be the guest speaker and this event is especially for ‘out of Wellington’ Genealogists. Graeme will be speaking on Researching Highland Ancestors in Scotland; Clans, Septs and Surnames. The venue has plenty of parking and is just over the Railway Crossing from State Highway 1 and the Wellington-Waikanae Rail Commuter terminal. Immediately after the meeting, a Catered luncheon will be available for $10. If you wish to partake of the luncheon, you need to contact Hanley Hoffmann, Convenor of the Waikanae Family History Group, hdhoffmann “at” paradise.net.nz Tel. (04) 904 3276 with numbers, preferably by the 24th January. Payment may be made at the luncheon venue.

 20 December 2013  Posted by at 2:16 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Mar 202013

 NZSG Scottish Interest Group of Greater Wellington 

Research afternoon with all of our resources
and a brief AGM
from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
at St Giles Church House,
Corner Vallance St and Kilbirnie Cres, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Sunday 5 May 2013.
This will be our 10th AGM so time to review what we do.
Wee door charge $5.
All welcome.
Contact: Pen Brown 04 389 7211
 20 March 2013  Posted by at 11:19 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »
Jan 102013
Wellington Branch has a visiting Scottish speaker arranged for Wednesday 16 January to which we would like to extend an invitation for any of your members and friends to attend.
We are very pleased to welcome Iain Watson from the University of Edinburgh who has made himself available to speak to us. 
Iain is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, holds a Masters in Diaspora and Migration History and is a beneficiary of the Scottish Government PhD Studentship in Scottish Diaspora Studies and works with the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.  Iain will speak on “The origins of Highlandism, the rehabilitation of Highland culture after 1745, and the development of modern Highlandism and its impact on the Scots Diaspora and Scotland”.
Meeting is to be held at Connolly Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th January (a week earlier than our usual meeting night).
A $2 door charge will apply for all non Wellington Branch members.
We hope you will be able to join us to hear this interesting speaker.
Heather Conland
Wellington Branch NZSG
 10 January 2013  Posted by at 1:38 pm Uncategorized  No Responses »

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