NZSG Special Interest Groups

On this page we have information about NZSG Special Interest Groups that are active in the Greater Wellington area:

Lower North Island Irish Interest Group

Beanachti = Greetings


Convenor Maggie Gaffney
Email Website enquiries

Irish Interest Group - Lower North Island - Facebook page.

Meetings / Research Days

Education days are held in the Wellington area twice yearly with guest speakers on Irish research, a help desk and our library books available for research. The AGM is usually held in May with a guest speaker.

We hold education and research days locally, and across the Lower North Island region on request by branches and groups, and can also provide presentations and a helpdesk at genealogy events.


We email updated information as it is received.
Regular updates and items of interest are posted on our Facebook page (which can be accessed even if not signed up to Facebook).
Our library catalogue can be browsed here: LNI Irish Interest Library Catalogue


Subscription NZ$8.00 single and $12.00 double per annum.

Thereafter an entry fee to research days.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Information updates
  • Help with your research as time permits
  • A copy of our research guide ‘Introduction to Irish Research’
  • Reference books are available for borrowing.

English Interest Group (was Greater London Interest Group)

The English Interest Group Wellington is a sub-branch of the National NZSG Group but you don't have to be a member of National Group to attend.

We meet on the 4th Saturday of the month from February to November in private homes

There is no annual sub or charge for attendance.

We are an informal group and while we specialize in London we also cover the rest of England (and sometimes Scotland, Wales, Ireland, New Zealand and further afield).

The group loves helping people break down brick walls.

If anyone is interested they can e-mail Ann Ball ( or phone (04) 479-6718.

Scottish Interest Group

The Scottish Interest Group - Greater Wellington (SIG-GW) is a sub group of the National NZSG Scottish Interest Group.

Membership to SIG-GW is free and open to all, there is no requirement to be an NZSG member.

SIG-GW runs research days three times a year in Tawa.  There is a wee charge at these events to help pay for venue hire. 

SIG-GW has an extensive library, and members have access to the library at research days.  Many members also bring along their own resources (including their experience) on these days to assist others in their research, particularly those new to genealogy.

By joining the SIG Mailing List (see link below), you will receive:


Wellington Contact Doug Miller
Email SIG enquiry
Email Library Library enquiries