Forthcoming Events and Notices

There is one special event planned by the branch this year, in March; see detail below.

The next branch committee meeting is set for Friday 19 March 2021 at 2pm in the Genealogy Resource Room in the Library.
The next Mainland South regional meeting is set for Sunday 18 April 2021 at Balclutha.

explore logoCurrent event: Getting Started Public Drop-in Clinic - March 2021

The Southland Branch intends holding a public drop-in clinic on several occasions in March to provide the opportunity to assist anyone in getting started on, or furthering, their genealogical research. Members will be on hand to provide help and guidance where needed.
  • Where: In the Genealogical Room on the 1st floor of the Invercargill Public Library.
  • When: Various Fridays and Saturdays in March; between 10am and 2pm.
  • Dates: 5 and 6 March; 12 and 13 March; 19 and 20 March; and 26 and 27 March.

  • The clinics are open to the public; no bookings are needed.

    Past event: Southland Branch's Annual General Meeting : 2020

    The Southland Branch's AGM for 2020 was held on Wednesday 19 August, delayed a couple of months because of pandemic restrictions. There was a reasonable crowd of around 15 members present. Documentation for the meeting can be viewed on the 'Newsletters and Archives' page.
    The election of officers resulted in the following appointments: Convenor: Wendy Shaw. Secretary: Jude Knowler. Treasurer: John MacManus. Librarian: Wendy Shaw. Committee: Pam Jones, Mary Murray, Mary Stuart, Isabel Paskell, Yvonne Service, Roger Washbourn, and Isobel Wilson.
    The meeting approved the aoption of revised Rules for the branch, being the partial amendment of the Society's Rules as registered on 29 April 2020. These Rules may be viewed on the 'Membership' page of this website.

    50 logoPast event: Southland Branch's 50th Anniversary : 2019

    2019 was the 50th anniversary year of the Southland Branch, which initially began in May 1969 as the Invercargill Genealogists Club. Following approval by the New Zealand Society of Genealogists, the club was accepted as an official branch. The first meeting of the new branch (the 5th branch to be affiliated to the new Society) was held on 19 November 1969.

    A very successful anniversary dinner to mark the occasion was held at the conclusion of Family History Week 2019 on the evening of Friday 9 August 2019 at the Ascot Park Hotel. It was attended by 48 past and present members, including Mary Shadbolt (President of the NZ Society of Genealogists), and addressed by Michael Fallow (Features Editor with the Southland Times). Look for a report with photographic coverage in issue Number 80 of the Branch Lines newsletter on the 'Newsletters and Archives' page.

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    Updated 13/02/2021.