FRC Xmas Closure

The Family Research Centre will be closed from Sunday 17 December 2023.  Research Services resumes from Wednesday 3 January 2024.

NZSG Branch - Palmerston North

Palmerston North

Meetings and venue

7.30pm 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. 


Christopher Blair
31 Langston Avenue
Palmerston North 4414

Phone: +64 27 4493139


Branch Executive

Title First Name Surname
Convener Christopher Blair
Secretary Linda Leach
Treasurer Nick Watson

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
  • Palmerston North Settlers Database
  • Schools Admission records
  • Cemeteries


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