In 2018 we’re celebrating the 50th Birthday of NZSG Canterbury Branch.


The local NZSG branches, Canterbury, Bishopdale, Riccarton and Waimakariri together with the Darfield Genealogy and Local History Group, look forward to hosting you at the 2018 conference.  The conference will be held over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 1 - 4 June 2018 at Christchurch Boys’ High School, Straven Road, Christchurch.

Conference Programme HERE (contains more details on talks)

The Plenary talks 1,2,3 & 4 will be held in the new Boys' High School Hall and are open to all attending.  This is an opportunity for all to get together and listen to our keynote speakers. 

The Conference Programme has details about the different lectures.

To see the cost of registration, food, entertainment, proceedings book and Post Conference Workshop,  please open the Registration form (link below).

There are two stages to complete for you to register for the Conference.

  • Fill in the online registration form (link below); and 
  • Follow the link to the NZSG Shop to make your payments,  or pay online to account,  or by cheque (instructions in download Registration Form).



for more information  HERE



Under the Privacy Act 1993 we are required to inform you that information supplied on the registration form will be entered on computer and used to organise and run the conference after which it will be removed.

The conference committee reserves the right to alter the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.



Participants may register for the full conference or for single days – Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

The Getting Started Course on Saturday is aimed at those new to genealogy (tell all your friends).

Pre and Post Conference workshops have limited registrants and are in addition to the conference registration fee.


PLEASE NOTE:  to register for the Conference, please fill in the Registration Form AND pay for your items through NZSG Shop or into the Bank account as on the PDF Registration Form.  


Fill in the online Registration  form HERE 

Alternatively Download the Registration form HERE  (contains more detailed information about dates and times of all events)


Conference Payments

Payment is to be made through the NZSG shop HERE



Cancellation Policy


Cancellations received before 30 April 2018 will be charged a $50 cancellation fee. 

After 30 April 2018 refunds for cancellations will be at the discretion of the conference committee. Cancellations must be in writing to: 

The NZSG 2018 AGM & Conference, PO Box 37258, Halswell, Christchurch 8245.


Trade Exhibitors Information is available HERE



In accordance with NZSG policy, research facilities and the trade areas at conference will not be available during the NZSG AGM on Sunday morning.



Refreshments & Meals

Pre ordered lunches are available on site on Saturday and Sunday. Alternatively, bring your own lunch or the school is a 20 minute walk to a shopping mall and other food outlets. Morning and afternoon teas are part of the conference registration and continuous tea, coffee and water will be available during the conference. 

The Friday night function will be held at Riccarton House. Please note that this is not a full dinner. The Conference Dinner on Saturday night will be held at the Chateau on the Park.

Please advise of any dietary requirements by sending an email to:



Accommodation & Transport

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Some onsite car parking is available. Christchurch Boys’ High School is on several bus routes.  Details of local accommodation and bus routes are HERE

Poster Competition 

for more information HERE


Conference Email Updates

Sign up  HERE


Researching Resources

Jan Watts from Canterbury Branch has created this wonderful list HERE


Click  HERE for answers to those Frequently Asked Questions.