New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Community Organisation

New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists
2A Breakwater Road
Moturoa
New Plymouth 4310
18 days ago

South Taranaki History

Peter Hewett from New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

October meeting of NZSG New Plymouth branch
7:30pm Tuesday 1 October 2019
Jacq Dwyer, President of the Patea Historical Society will be speaking about South Taranaki history, and Ian Church's new book, Salutary Punishment. This tells the story of members of two Maori tribes, Pakakohi and … View more
October meeting of NZSG New Plymouth branch
7:30pm Tuesday 1 October 2019
Jacq Dwyer, President of the Patea Historical Society will be speaking about South Taranaki history, and Ian Church's new book, Salutary Punishment. This tells the story of members of two Maori tribes, Pakakohi and Parihaka, who were sent to prison in Dunedin in 1869-1881.

172 days ago

Free online help for researching your family history

Peter Hewett from New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

The NZSG website has Getting It Right, a free online collection of tutorials, information and resources to help you research the history of your family.
There are also lots of research resources available at the NZSG branch rooms in Moturoa. Check our website for opening times.

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229 days ago

Writing your story

Peter Hewett from New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Writing the story that your family history research has discovered is an important part of genealogy work for many people. At our March meeting, David Hill will talk about writing in general and about writing a life story.


David Hill is a well known New Zealand author and journalist. He has … View more
Writing the story that your family history research has discovered is an important part of genealogy work for many people. At our March meeting, David Hill will talk about writing in general and about writing a life story.


David Hill is a well known New Zealand author and journalist. He has received writing awards in NZ, Germany, Australia, the UK and USA. His books have been translated into French, German, Danish, Dutch, Chinese, Slovenian, Japanese and Korean.


Date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: NZSG rooms, Moturoa shopping centre (off the car park)
Visitors welcome!

260 days ago

February meeting: visit to Waireka Cemetery

Peter Hewett from New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

The first branch meeting for 2019 is a trip to the Waireka cemetery near Omata. This will be on Tuesday 5 February 2019, and visitors are most welcome.

This area has lots of history, and is close to the site of the Battle of Waireka. Branch member and local historian, Len Jury will lead the tour… View more
The first branch meeting for 2019 is a trip to the Waireka cemetery near Omata. This will be on Tuesday 5 February 2019, and visitors are most welcome.

This area has lots of history, and is close to the site of the Battle of Waireka. Branch member and local historian, Len Jury will lead the tour and explain some of the local history.

Parking is limited at the cemetery, so please meet up at the branch rooms by 7:00pm, so that we can car pool out to Waireka.

320 days ago

December meeting - Family History New Plymouth

Peter Hewett from New Plymouth Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists

“I was raised in quite a dysfunctional family. We’ve always felt like there has been a spirit of rejection, I guess, hanging over our family. We’ve always felt this kind of sense of abandonment. To now know this is something that has come down from the generations, it makes sense.”
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“I was raised in quite a dysfunctional family. We’ve always felt like there has been a spirit of rejection, I guess, hanging over our family. We’ve always felt this kind of sense of abandonment. To now know this is something that has come down from the generations, it makes sense.”
These are words Rebecca penned in respect of her journey to find family. On Tuesday night we will see her story as seen through the programme
Who Do You Think You Are which was first aired in July 2014. This includes Rebecca’s travels to Parihaka and her rendition of Amazing Grace.
Come along and watch this fantastic story. As well as this, we will be having a special supper and an extra special raffle – a Christmas Hamper, so come along, buy lots of raffle tickets – some one has to win this lovely prize – tickets $1 as usual.

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