NZSG Resources

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has put together a large array of resources to help you be the best genealogist you can. These resources range from information on how to improve your Research Skills through to where to find resources in New Zealand and overseas.

Many of the resources to get you started are available to non-members, but if you see an *, these are for members only. You can join here.

Research Skills

Getting Started gives you an overview of our resources to help you when you’re just starting out. It can also be good for a refresher!

Getting It Right is three series of videos and notes aimed at helping you get it right in your research. Members can access the Getting It Right Extra! resources and the Getting It Right Case Studies*.

We also have resources on Best Practice, citing your Sources and Copyright.

Local Resources

This currently gives you links to various useful resources for New Zealand research, including useful NZ websites and New Zealand Place Names.

Soon our Local Resources will be replaced by Kiwi Resources. This will be a comprehensive guide to New Zealand sources and how to use them.

Overseas Resources

When your family tree takes you outside of New Zealand, these resources will help you find your family.

Non-members can see an Overview, but to view the entire resource you will need to be a member.

We currently cover Australia*, Pacific Islands*, British Isles* and Europe*. You can also get access to the Gale Historical Newspapers* and free downloads from Discovery* (UK Archives).

Reciprocal arrangements with other Family History Societies around the world mean that we have electronic copies of their journals*. Our current holdings include Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Other Resources

An eclectic array of resources that might just be the help you need! Or something interesting to pass the time.


Our Monthly Presentations are recorded and give you a great insight into the resources your NZSG membership provides. Our other presentations cover an eclectic array of topics.


How to share your family history is the ongoing question many genealogists face. Writing the stories of your family is one way to pull together research and share it, especially with those are not interested in the research. In addition to guidance on Writing for The New Zealand Genealogist, you can access the presentations of the Online Writing and Publishing Group* and discover how other members have shared their stories on their blogs*.



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