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2015 - 2016COMMITTEE

Convenor: 	Branch Contact  		Liz Shea 	03 684 7790 	
Secretary (Minute):	 			Lesley Tennent	03 612 6759
Treasurer:					Carolyn Johnston 				03 684 5709

Committee:     Library          		Teresa Scott 		03 688 9034
               School Rolls   			Lois Shears 		03 688 1655
						Maree Bowen 					03 686 0584
	       Newsletter  Editor		Carol Bell 		03 684 7733 
Off Committee: Members Interests		Carole Cowan 		03 684 5491	      
Branch Email:

July / August 2015 newsletter (1.14KB)
Branch Members Surname Interests
Branch Library Catalogue
Monavale School roll 1913-1942  The Monavale School doc. is sample of the the school indexes at the South Canterbury Museum, Timaru.

RESEARCH ROOM AT SOUTH CANTERBURY MUSEUM - $2.00 charge for non-members.


NZ RGO Birth Marriage Death Indexes 1840/1848 - 1990; Maori records 1911 - 1961; War Deaths

New Zealand CEMETERY Transcripts (Monumental Inscriptions & Burial Records) [all NZSG holdings], with index book

A selection of miscellaneous NZ records filed in these categories:
Church Records
NZ Directories (1885/1886, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940) & Electoral Rolls (1870/1871, 1873/74, 1881, 1893, 1902, 1914, 1925, 1938, 1949/1951, 1960, 1972, 1981)
The Land
Military (incl. WWI & WWII enlistments)
Newspapers (incl. Enid Seton-Kellaway Collection 1957-1984; Obituaries Scottish Immigrants)
Shipping (incl. Patrick Henderson Shipping Co. Lists 1871-1880)
Wills & Estates
General (incl. Aliens Naturalised 1843-1916; Machinery Accidents 1879-1919; Mining Accidents 1879-1958; NZ Patents 1860-1912; NZ Immigrants of Scottish Birth; Women Named in Cyclopedia of New Zealand)

Also a few English county & parish records


Available on Sundays via Branch duty members.

A selection of New Zealand, Australian & English records, including:

NZ World War I Service Personnel
New Zealand Burial Locator [NZSG]
Some NZ Cemetery Records
Cyclopedia of New Zealand (6 volumes)
NZ Electoral Roll 1893
NZ Marriages 1836-1956 [NSZG]
Passenger List � Victoria Australia outwards to New Zealand 1852-1923
NZSG INDEX (Version 5)
Some local School Admission Registers
Some local Parish transcripts
Some NZ Cemetery records
NZSG Kiwi Index v1.0 (Institutional Version) [CD69]
The Naval Chronology of Great Britain 1803-1861 [CD70]
New Zealand Cemetery Records: Waikato, King Country and Taupo [CD71]
The New Zealand Early Settlers Locator [CD72]

Australian Vital Records (New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia)

1851 Census Devon, Norfolk & Warwick
1851 London Census
1881 British Census
British Isles Vital Records (2nd edition)
National Burial Index for England & Wales (3rd Edition, 2010)
Selection of County Marriage or Parish Records (Cornwall, Essex, Gloucester, Hampshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Yorkshire)
Irish Web Sites
Family Tree Magazine CDs (2004-2008)


Available for borrowing by SC Branch members

A wide selection of publications & records filed in the following categories:

Cemetery Records
Computer References
District Histories (incl. localities, businesses, schools, clubs, & more)
Electoral Rolls (1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005)
England (FHS Journals, Guides, General)
Family Histories
General Information on Genealogy
Magazines - Family Tree Magazine
Magazines Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous Records (most local extracts)
Newsletters (South Canterbury & other NZSG branches)
Newspapers (Death, Birth notices extracted from Timaru Herald & indexed; 1864-1899, 1900-1904, 1986-1988, Sep 1998-Apr 2001, 31 Jan 2002-31 Dec 2008)
NZ General
NZSG Conference Proceedings
NZSG Magazine
Obituaries (extracted from Timaru Herald & indexed; 15 Jan 1970 - 25 Sep 2009)
Parish Records (South Canterbury; incl. St Mary's, Chalmers)
Research Directories (incl. SC Branch Members' Interests 2005)
School Magazines (local schools)
Schools � Admission Indexes (local schools)

South Canterbury Branch Subscriptions
April 2015 - March 2016
Single NZSG members $25
Single non-NZSG $30

Joint NZSG members $35
Joint non-NZSG $40

Visitors welcome to attend two consecutive meetings - $2 door charge.

Contacts 2015-16
Liz Shea

We have a comprehensive library and invite you to visit and see if there is anything there that would be of assistance. If you can't visit, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with anyone listed and we will endeavour to help.

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