NZSG Branch - Nelson

Nelson scene

Meetings and venue

Meetings are held on the 7.30pm fourth Monday of each month, February - May and September - November, 2pm fourth Sunday of each month, June - August.

St Barnabas Church Foyer, 523 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson 7011


PO Box 1879
Nelson 7040


Branch Executive

Title First Name Surname
Convener Warwick Johnston

Committee member: Judith Fitchett: 03 548 8819

Ancestors Attic - NZSG Nelson Branch

  • Postal address: Nelson Branch, PO Box 1879, Nelson 7040
  • Street address: Trafalgar Hall, 67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson (opposite Trailways Motor Inn)

Opening Hours of Ancestors Attic Library

  • 67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
  • Monday: 1pm to 4pm (closed Monday public holidays)
  • Thursday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 4pm 


Assistance will be provided at Ancestors Attic Library to all with genealogy/family history research. Requests can also be made in writing to the branch email address above. 

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A name index of over half a million entries of Nelson Tasman names.

Births, Deaths and Marriages

  • Index of Nelson Tasman Births 1842-2012
  • Index of Nelson Tasman Deaths 1842-2011
  • Index of Nelson Tasman Marriages 1842-1959
  • Immigration to Nelson 1841-1890
  • Index of Nelson Tasman Military Participants – Wairau Affray, Local Militia 1870s-1885, South Africa Wars, World War I
  • Index of Nelson Tasman Orphanage Residents
  • Index to New Zealand births deaths marriages 1842-1990
  • Shipping Arrivals 1841-1870
  • Nelson/Tasman church records of marriages, deaths and baptisms
  • Nelson Photo News 1960-1974 and 1993-1994
  • Nelson Jury Lists from1843
  • Family announcements indexed from Nelson newspapers from 1842
  • Old age pensions from Nelson Evening Mail and Colonist 1899


  • Nelson Tasman Marlborough West Coast cemetery burial records and headstone transcriptions with some headstone photographs
  • NZSG burial locator version 2 – CD
  • NZ cemetery records and headstone transcriptions – fiche


  • Indexes to school admission registers Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast
  • College magazines Nelson and Tasman (Nelson College for Girls journals indexed 1900-1959)
  • School centennial booklets

Census, Electoral Rolls, Directories

  • 1845 and 1849 Nelson census, City and Waimea
  • Various NZ electoral rolls from 1853
  • Nelson telephone directories from 1952
  • Nelson Marlborough Buller business, trade directories and almanacs


  • New Zealand Maori electoral rolls 1919 - fiche
  • New Zealand Maori deaths index 1913-1961 - fiche
  • New Zealand Maori marriages index 1911-1952 - fiche

On all the Ancestors Attic computers are:

  • NZSG Kiwi Collection v2 Database of nine million NZ sources
  • 1856-1956 NZ Marriages
  • NZ Five Significant Electoral Rolls 1881-1925
  • WW1 Service Personnel & Reserves Index



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