NZSG Interest Group - Irish - Lower North Island


Margaret Gaffney


Branch Executive

Title First Name Surname
Secretary Catherine Clarke
Treasurer Graeme McVerry
Convener Margaret Gaffney

Established in 2005 and based in Wellington NZ, we are here to help you research your Irish ancestry.

Meetings/Research Days

Education days are held in the Wellington area twice yearly with guest speakers on Irish research, a help desk and our library books available for research. The AGM is usually held in May with a guest speaker.

We hold education and research days locally, and across the Lower North Island region on request by branches and groups, and can also provide presentations and a helpdesk at genealogy events.


We email updated information as it is received.

Regular updates and items of interest are posted on our Facebook page which can be accessed even if not signed up to Facebook:

Our library catalogue can be browsed here:


Subscription NZ$8.00 single and $12.00 double per annum. Thereafter an entry fee to research days.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Information updates
  • Help with your research questions when time permits
  • A copy of our research guide 'Introduction to Irish Research'
  • Reference books are available for borrowing

Websites for Irish Research



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