About Us

Who are we?

We are a group of like-minded people who are researching their family trees, keen to share with others.
We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (excepting January) at the Dunedin Public Library in the Dunningham Room on the fourth floor. Meetings start from 6:30pm for cuppa and natter with the program starting and 7pm.
Our Research Room is open during library hours. Members are available to assist in how to research on Fridays and Sundays from 2 - 4pm.


"Preserving Our Past for Our Future"
The Dunedin Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists was established in 1969 and is one of the older branches of the Society. Activities include the exchange of information, specialist speakers, visits to local archives, research days, and transcribing and indexing projects.

NZSG Dunedin is accommodated in the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Dunedin Public Library by formal agreement. Regular meetings are held in the Dunningham Room on the fourth floor of the Library. Access is by lift or stairs – there is a disabled persons' access from the upper basement public car park.

The extensive genealogical library of the Branch is shelved in the “Genealogy Room” on the third floor, adjacent to other similar material held by the Library. Access to this material is available during the open hours of the Library and Library staff are familiar with the shelved material. There is a non-borrow policy in place.

The NZSG material may be identified through the Public Library Catalogue. Additional material is available on Friday and Sunday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. when an NZSG volunteer is present. The Branch Library contains an extensive collection of Scottish Memorial Inscriptions as well as many specifically genealogical resources. A quantity of additional material on CD and computer database is available when NZSG volunteers are present on Friday and Sunday afternoons. A volunteer researcher actions requests from genealogists beyond easy reach of the city. A small fee is charged for this service.

Mission Statement

To provide educational opportunities and research resources for the development of knowledge, skills, and practice in family history, genealogy, and whakapapa for members and the wider community.