The Lucy Marshall Award

This award for a "how to" article in the NZSG magazine was set up to honour our founding member Lucy Marshall who called a meeting in 1967 from which the Society was formed. Lucy was President of the NZSG October 1967 - February 1970, Vice-President February 1970-1971 and Editor of the Newsletter and The New Zealand Genealogist 1967-1986.  Lucy continued her interest in the Society and regularly attended Branch meetings until she passed away in 2020.


The Lucy Marshall Award was introduced to encourage all members to share their "how to" experiences with others.


  • The work must be the original work of the submitter sharing their ‘how to’ experience.
  • The author must be an individual person who is a current financial member of the NZSG at the time the article is published.
  • The article must have been published in The New Zealand Genealogist during the previous calendar year, must be previously unpublished, and be of no less than 500 words.
  • It must explain in depth a source or sources for an area of research and its use, explain the reasons why the information is valuable or significant and state where the source or sources are located and how the information can be accessed.
  • It is desirable for a bibliography to be included.


The award and the Prize of $100.00 is to be presented at the NZSG Annual General Meeting.

If the recipient is not present, a letter and the certificate, citation, and prize is to be presented at another genealogical function, or sent directly to the recipient by the NZSG Manager.

2023 Winner

Sue Dinsdale #23527 for "The Genealogy of a Building – The Tunnel Store, Northland, Wellington", published in the December 2022 issue of The New Zealand Genealogist.

The judges commented: Whilst all the contending articles were well written, this one stands out because its sources were well referenced and because Sue has written a good story which holds the reader’s interest. All the judges agreed this article was well researched, well written, well sourced and told an interesting tale.



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