August is Family History Month - events will be posted here as soon as they are received from the Branches and Interest Groups, so check for new postings regularly. Also check the Events Calendar. If you know of an event not yet on the calendar, please notify the Webmaster.


Family Research Centre

The FRC Volunteers are hosting a different topic nearly every day in August. Click on the calendar for a PDF version.

Late Late Research Night

Friday 30 August from 4pm to midnight. Cost including dinner $25.00. Volunteers will be on duty to assist you.

Reserve your place at the NZSG Shop or at Reception in the FRC.

Family History Week in Invercargill 

5-9 August, to be held in the Invercargill Public Library’s Meeting Room at 12.15pm on each of the five days.  Free entry.

  • Monday 5 August: Preserving the Past for the Future.  Mary Stuart (NZSG); and Early Bluff birth facts. Yvonne Service (NZSG)
  • Tuesday 6 August: Tracing your whakapapa. Joe Wakefield (Invercargill Public Library)
  • Wednesday 7 August: Using local resources - a Riverton case study. John Macmanus (NZSG)
  • Thursday 8 August: Discover the Invercargill Archives Online. Amanda Hunter (Invercargill City Library Archives)
  • Friday 9 August: Genealogical researching in Salt Lake City.  Elaine Scott (NZSG Gore Branch)

Southland Branch’s 50th Anniversary Dinner 

Friday 9 August, at the Ascot Park Hotel, from 6pm.  Open to any NZSG members or former members - the cost is $50 per person. A registration form must be completed  -  available to download from the branch's website at from the ‘Events : Notices’ page.  Queries may be addressed to

We Relate: Te Aukaha Family History Weekend School

Tauranga City Libraries, in conjunction with NZSG Papamoa, Waihi, Rotorua and Katikati branches, are running a free Family History Weekend School. Full details are available at We Relate: Te Aukaha Family History Weekend School.

Wellington Combined Branches Family History Open Day

(Kilbirnie, Wellington, Porirua and Hutt Valley Branches)

Theme:'Close to Home - our people, our resources'

Saturday 24 August 9.30am-4pm, Hutt Bowling Club, 6 Myrtle St Lower Hutt. Entry $5.

Guest Speakers

  • 10am: Sarah Hewitt, Convenor, Kilbirnie Branch - Two Degrees of  Separation and an Introduction to the NZ Society of Genealogists
  • 11.15am-3pm: Talks to Introduce online resources  with  Adrian Humphris (Wellington City Archives), Rowan Payne (Digital NZ) and Emerson Vandy (Papers Past)
  • 1.15pm-3pm: Talks to help access local resources with Clark Stiles (Hutt City Libraries), Reid Perkins (Upper Hutt Library) and Jennie Henton (Hutt City Archives)
  • 2.30pm: Richard Foy (Chief Archivist, Archives NZ)  Discovering my Family History at Archives NZ and the National Library.


  • Interest Groups: English, Irish, Scottish, USA, Maori, Australian
  • Experienced people from NZSG and local branches, Hutt City and Upper Hutt Libraries, Hutt City Archives, National and Turnbull Libraries, Archives NZ, NZDF and Medals.

2019 Auckland Family History Expo 9 - 11 August 2019

Auckland Libraries and the NZSG Genealogical Computing Group proudly present a weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics on researching genealogy, whakapapa and family history. Full information is available on the Auckland Libraries website.

Seminars • exhibitors • computer workshops • ask-an-expert sessions • research assistance • raffle prizes

International Guest Speakers

  •     Cyndi Ingle, US (CyndisList)
  •     Nick Barratt, UK (broadcaster/historian)
  •     Raymon Naisbitt, US, FamilySearch
  •     Jason Reeve, AncestryAU
  •     Russ Wilding, US, MyHeritage.

Local Guest Speakers

  •     Jan Gow QM FSG
  •     Andy Fenton
  •     Fiona Brooker
  •     Michelle Patient
  •     and more to be announced


• Ancestry • Archives New Zealand • Auckland Libraries • FamilySearch • FamilyTree DNA FamNet • Guild of One Name Studies • Head to Head Productions • Hooked on Genealogy Tours/Beehive Books • Memories In Time • Mentis • MyHeritage • National Army Museum (Kippenberger Research Library • National Library of New Zealand/PapersPast • NZ Chinese Genealogy Group • NZ Fencible Society • NZ Society of Genealogists Inc • NZ Micrographics • Wales – NZ Family History Society
Our sponsors to date

Thank you to all our sponsors who are providing financial support and raffle prizes:, Auckland Council, FamilySearch, NZSG Genealogical Computing Group, MyHeritage and NZ Micrographics


    Friday 9 August 2019, 5pm - Sunday 11 August 2019, 6pm

  •         Opening-night event: Friday 9 August, 5pm-8.30pm
  •         Saturday 10 August, 8.30am-6pm
  •         Sunday 11 August, 8.30am-6pm


    Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mount Albert Rd, Three Kings, Auckland


  •         Friday 9 August 5pm-8.30pm: Opening-night event: $15 per person by pre-paid booking (from 1 June)
  •         Saturday 10 August, 8.30am-6pm: Free – No booking required
  •         Sunday 11 August, 8.30am-6pm: Free – No booking required