Welcome to the Southland Branch


Registered Charity CC36688
Branch Postal Address :   PO Box 1329, Invercargill 9840.
Email:  Southland@genealogy.org.nz

 Convenor  Wendy Shaw  hutchshaw@yahoo.co.nz
 Secretary  Jude Knowler  judeknowlersgs@gmail.com
 Treasurer  John MacManus  john.and.janet.macmanus@gmail.com

The Southland Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists (Inc.) is based in Invercargill; at 46° 25´ South latitude, thus is the southern-most Branch in New Zealand. (If you want to know where Invercargill is located, click HERE to see a location map.)

50 logoThe Branch, which was formed on 19 November 1969, is affiliated to the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. (NZSG), and operates in accordance with the Rules of NZSG. (See the Membership page for a summary of the Society and its aims.) 2019 was the 50th year of operation of the Southland Branch.

The Branch draws its members from Invercargill City and the rural localities nearby  -   Bluff, Fortrose, Hedgehope, Makarewa, Pahia, Riverton, Tussock Creek, Waikaia and Wallacetown.   The Convenor is assisted by a committee of 8 members, and organises regular monthly meetings with speakers or visits, and when research facilities are open.

Members receive a periodic newsletter 'Branch Lines'  - Wendy Shaw is the Compiler and is always grateful for contributions.  You can download copies of the Branch's newsletters from the 'Newsletters & Archives' page (see the navigation bar at the left-hand side of the screen).

iconYou can download a copy of the Branch's 2021 Information Brochure by clicking here.

Neighbouring Branches or Local Area Contacts of the Society are located at Te Anau, Winton, Gore and Alexandra, with others in the southern region at Balclutha, Cromwell, Dunedin, Mosgiel, Oamaru and Wanaka.   See the Society's website for contact people and details of meetings of these Branches.   Visitors and/or intending members are welcomed at these meetings.

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Here is a map of part of Southland province, showing the location of Invercargill city and the surrounding localities.

Invercargill map

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The Southland Branch Committee approved this as an official site on 23 May 2001.
This is version 4 (August 2012) of the website;   it is under continuing development.
The author is Roger Washbourn (NZSG Member) who would welcome advice of errors and omissions.
Please report any broken links to the author.
Website format last amended 9-September-2012.