Lower North Island Irish Interest Group

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We do not publish a newsletter but instead send out updated information as it is received.  This is emailed out to members and posted to those not on email. 


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:

  • Information updates
  • Help with your research
  • Have your research questions answered when time permits
  • Borrow books in person from our Library on the History of Ireland
  • Reference books are unfortunately not available for borrowing

Download the New Member Application Form HERE

Download our Irish Interest Group Lower North Island Information sheet HERE



Convenor: Jenny Martin
46 Middleton Road
Wellington 6037

Phone:  04 478 7621

Email: Irish-Lower NI


Interesting Websites

Irish Family History Foundation, BDM Indexes

National Archives Ireland 1911 Census

National Library of Ireland

National Archives Genealogy Website

PRONI - Documents, Wills etc

The IreAtlas Townland Database

Genuki Ireland

GRO Family Research Facility - Civil Registrations

Griffith's Valuation

NZ BDMs - Historical search

Family Search