23 March COVID-19 Update

Note: All meetings are cancelled and the Ancestors Attic Library is closed until further notice.



7.30pm fourth Monday of each month, February - May and September - November

2pm fourth Sunday of each month, June - August



The Le Cren Room, 276 Nayland Road, Stoke, Nelson

Cost: gold coin

Check the latest newsletter to confirm the venue and the programme.



Robert McFadden
8 Stead Crescent
Nelson 7011 

Phone: 03 970 0029

 Email: Nelson


The Nelson Branch Library Ancestors Attic

67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Update 16 March 2020: The Nelson Branch library, Ancestors Attic will be closed Mondays and Thursdays except to Nelson members and will be closed Sundays until the present pandemic is over. We can still undertake research through our email

Monday: 1pm - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 2pm - 4pm

The library is closed all public holidays that fall on a Monday.

NZSG Nelson @ Kete Tasman


Nelson/Tasman WWI Combatants

NZSG Nelson has done extensive work on Nelson/Tasman WWI Combatants with Peter Millward and Nelson Provincial Museum. While still in the work phase, we are nearing the end of what is now a seven year project with the complete listing of men and women who served in any capacity during WWI now held on the Nelson Provincial Museum website  - click "research". Those who served have a live link from that database to their On-Line Cenotaph record at Auckland War Memorial Museum and from there to their Military Record at Archives NZ. This database will soon include those who were conscripted  but did not subsequently join up or embark on foreign service. This data will also include material on those appealing to the Military Service Board.

Details of the Reserve Rolls and  appeals are held at Ancestors Attic, NZSG Nelson Branch Library,67 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, email There are a small number of names marked with an * in the database for whom details of service are still under investigation. The Wall of Remembrance at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson includes only the names of those who actually served and indicates also the names of those who died as a result of that service.


Library Holdings

To see a list of  items held at the NZSG Nelson Library follow the link below:

NZSG Nelson @ Kete Tasman



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