NZSG Branch - Palmerston North

Palmerston North

Meetings and venue

7pm fourth Wednesday of each month, February-November.

At The Lychway, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North.

Visitors and beginners are very welcome.

Research advice is available. 


Rosalee Rohde

Phone: +64 6 3591952


Branch Executive

Title First Name Surname
Secretary Linda Leach
Treasurer Nick Watson
Convener Rosalee Rohde

Help Available

Branch volunteers are on duty at the Palmerston North Public Library, 2nd floor, Wednesdays 10.30am – 1.30pm. Visitors are welcome at that time, as they are to our monthly meetings.

Research Service and Enquiries

The Branch can help with general research enquiries in the Palmerston North area.

The Branch holds a very extensive and unique collection of information pertaining to Palmerston North Settlers 1870-1900. It contains over 3000 names, with associated material such as related newspaper articles and images. Searches can be made on any surname.

Research results will be forwarded upon the receipt of a donation and stamped self-addressed envelope or emailed. Please include a contact telephone number and/or email address with your request.  Direct all enquiries to the Palmerston North Branch Research Officer (contact details above).

Research Resources

Available at meetings, or contact us (details above).

  • Library: members may borrow items on meeting nights
  • Indexes to our collections:
    • BDM Certificates
    • Funeral Service Sheets
    • Shipping Lists
    • Newspaper BDM Cuttings
  • Microfiche collection: includes Births, Deaths, Marriages and cemetery records
  • Palmerston North Settlers Database
  • Schools Admission records
  • Cemeteries


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