Lower North Island Irish Interest Group



Beanachti  =  Greetings  

Meetings / Research Days 

We have extensive research material; books, magazines, CD Roms and Microfiche, all relating to Ireland, plus laptops and Microfiche readers for viewing.

Meetings are held around the Lower North Island; up to 8 held yearly, or more if required.  These are well advertised both locally and nationally via the NZSG web site, on the members list, and sent to all local regional branches/ groups.

Our research days can be any day of the week or weekend and for any length of time, depending on the requirements of those who are hosting us.


We publish a newsletter several times a year with information to assist in your research.  This is emailed out to members and posted to those, not on email.  Our newsletters can also be downloaded from this webpage (see below)

Special Education Workshops

We hold a hands-on education workshop each year covering topics of interest for further tuition.  This workshop is led by an NZSG Tutor from the Family Research Centre in Panmure, who travels to a venue, within our operating area, making the event available to everyone.


Subscription NZ$5.00 single and $7.00 double per annum.
Thereafter an entry fee to research days.

Membership entitles you to:

* Issues of our Newsletter

* Help with your research

* Have your research questions published in the Newsletter

* Borrow books in person or by post from our Library on the History of Ireland

* Reference books are unfortunately not available for borrowing


Download the New Member Application Form

Download our Irish Interest Group Lower North Island - information sheet



Convenor/ Editor of Newsletter

Jenny Martin

46 Middleton Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037

Phone:  04 478 7621

Email: Irish-Lower NI


Note:  When corresponding by traditional post please remember to always enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if you require a reply by post.


Interesting Websites


Irish Family History Foundation, BDM Indexes

National Archives Ireland 1911 Census

National Library of Ireland

Pensions - Searchable database

PRONI - Documents, Wills etc

The IreAtlas Townland Database

Genuki Ireland

GRO in Roscommon - Civil Registrations

Griffith's Valuation

Ireland Libraries

NZ BDMs - Historical search