Forthcoming Events and Notices

The branch committee is considering a change in the meeting days and times for the winter months. See the note below.
(Notes on recent past events are included in the notes.)

announcerBranch Annual General Meeting - 17 May

The Annual General Meeting of the branch will be held on 17 May immediately prior to the May branch meeting in order (inter alia) to vote on a motion "That the Southland Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists adopts as its own rules, the Rules of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists dated January 2017, and that all previous rules be rescinded." This is a requirement of the branch for continuing registration as a not-for-profit charity with Charities Services. Should this be approved, the new rules will come into effect immediately.
Following the AGM there will be a normal monthly meeting, when Mary Stuart will update everyone on Irsih research.

announcerBranch meeting changes - June, July and August 2017.

The branch committee considered a change to the days and times for some winter-month meetings, from the third-Wednesday evenings to the third-Saturday afternoons, starting at 1.30pm. This will be held during normal opening hours of the Public Library. It has some significant advantages for members : use of the library carpark; the lift will be available for access to the first floor; and there will be opportunities to make more effective use of the branch's resource rooms. The library staff have given approval in principle. At a branch meeting on 15 February, the proposal was approved, for the months of June, July and August. (See the branch Meeting page).

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NZSG50NZSG 50th Anniversary & AGM : June 2017

The NZ Society of Genealogists is to celebrate 50 years of operation in June next year, to be held over Queens Birthday Weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday 3-5 June 2017, at Alexandra Park, Green Lane West, Greenlane, Auckland.

The following are planned:

Further detail will be advised as plans are made - watch on the NZSG's website.

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FHMPast event : Family History Month : August 2016

The NZ Society of Genealogists has chosen August each year to be Family History Month, and a number of special events were planned to celebrate family history and encourage new members to join this rapidly growing hobby. The theme for 2016 was Sharing our stories - to encourage families to share their stories with all family members, but expecially the younger generations.

In August 2016 the Southland Branch held a series of 5 lunchtime seminars, in conjunction with the Invercargill Public Library, between 12.15am and 1pm during the week 15~19 August. A list of topics and times is shown below; all meetings were held in the Public Library's Meeting Room upstairs on the 1st floor. There was an encouraging attendance of up to 30 people at most sessions.

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FHMPast event : Cemetery Walk 2016

Mary Stuart and Yvonne Service hosted what has become an annual cemetery walk in Invercargill's Eastern Cemetery on Sunday 21 February, when they visited a number of gravesites of interesting or prominent people and explained their past.

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