Kiwi Collection

Whether new to genealogy, or have a brick wall to be conquered, this is the place to start your NZ family research.


Welcome to the New Zealand
Society of Genealogists

We are your first point of call for New Zealand family history and genealogical research. Whether you are new to genealogy or have years of experience building your family tree, we can provide research resources and educational opportunities to help you develop your family history knowledge and skills. We also welcome volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge and experience with others.

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Family group


Helping you get it right

We encourage and promote a community of people with a desire to carry out authentic genealogical research in a deliberate, systematic way.

Our volunteers and staff have serious experience in genealogy, and we support the wider community through our projects, interest groups and branches throughout New Zealand.

 

 

  • Learn how to research family history properly
  • Access a wide range of support and learning material
  • Use our libraries - online and physical
  • Engage our research specialists
  • Contribute to wider projects and genealogical databases
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RESEARCH

Online Data

NZSG ONLINE DATA

Get access to NZSG Collections and Projects, Online Newspapers, UK National Archives and more.

 
FRC Library

FRC LIBRARY

The Family Research Centre Library holds resources in a variety of formats - books, CD-ROMs, maps, microfiche, microfilms, tapes and family history magazines.

Online Shop

ONLINE SHOP

Get access to a variety of books, CDs and DVDs, Gift Vouchers, as well as access to our premium subscription products.

 
Purchasing Services

PURCHASING SERVICES

We'll help you purchase certificates from UK and Scotland, as well as Scottish Wills and Testaments.

SUPPORT

WE'LL HELP

Our experienced volunteers and paid staff are a passionate team that would love to help you with your research.

GETTING IT RIGHT

Getting It Right is a series of learning resources with a New Zealand focus to help you with your family history research.

DNA BOOT CAMP

Access our DNA Boot Camp video series, where we explain how it all works.

GENEALOGY GUIDES

A series of guides to help you learn more about the Society and the services we provide.

FORMS & CHARTS

Even if you're not a member, use these forms and charts to get started with your family tree - they're free for your personal use.

NEWS & EVENTS

Find out what's happening at our FRC and branches around the country.

COMMUNITY

MEMBER FORUM

Member-only access to MEM-List, a private forum for members to ask questions and share their knowledge.

OUR WORK

Find out about current projects, and see examples of our wider reach in the community.

BRANCH NEWS

See branch news, meet with and share ideas with local people just like you through your local branch.

INTEREST GROUPS

Share and get together with like minded people with common interests.

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