Palmerston North




7.30pm fourth Wednesday of each month, February-November. Rooms open from 6.15pm for research. Visitors and beginners are very welcome. Research resources and advice are available. Supper follows the meeting.



Kilwinning Lodge Rooms, 395 Church Street, Palmerston North (opposite Ashley Street).



Rose Rohde
P O Box 4058
Palmerston North 4442

Phone:  06 359 1952

Email:   Palmerston North



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Help Available

Branch volunteers are on duty at the Palmerston North Public Library, 2nd floor, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am – 1.30pm and Saturdays 1pm – 4pmVisitors are welcome at that time, as they are to our monthly meetings.


Research Service and Enquiries

The Branch can help with general research enquiries in the Palmerston North area.

The Branch holds a very extensive and unique collection of information pertaining to Palmerston North Settlers 1870-1900. It contains over 3000 names, with associated material such as related newspaper articles and images. Searches can be made on any surname.

Research results will be forwarded upon the receipt of a donation and stamped self-addressed envelope or emailed. Please include a contact telephone number and/or email address with your request.  Direct all enquiries to the PN Branch Research Officer (contact details above).


Research Resources

Available at meetings, or contact us (details above).

  • Library: members may borrow items on meeting nights
  • Indexes to our collections:
    • BDM Certificates
    • Funeral Service Sheets
    • Shipping Lists
    • Newspaper BDM Cuttings
  • Microfiche collection: includes Births, Deaths, Marriages and cemetery records
  • Palmerston North Settlers Database
  • Schools Admission records
  • Cemeteries