Hutt Valley Genealogy Branch :: Previous Meetings

Previous Meetings and Events - 2018

Please note: For a more detailed speaker review, refer to the Branch 'News & Views' published in the subsequent month.

February March April May June July August September October November December
Date Time Details See Colour Key

Thursday
8 February 2018

7:30pm

'"Looking Behind the Curtain" Intentions to Marry' - Gill Knox

Gill Knox, NZSG Board Member, talked about the advantages of searching the 'Intentions to Marry Book' available at NZ Archives as opposed to obtaining a copy of a marriage certificate.  Gill also talked about the value of belonging to NZSG.

Thursday
15 February 2018

10:00am

'"Looking Behind the Curtain" Intentions to Marry' - Gill Knox

Gill Knox, NZSG Board Member, talked about the advantages of searching the 'Intentions to Marry Book' available at NZ Archives as opposed to obtaining a copy of a marriage certificate.  Gill also talked about the value of belonging to NZSG.

Note: this was a repeat of Gill's presentation given to the February Evening Meeting.

Thursday
8 March 2018

7:30pm

'Records in Hutt City Archives' - Jennie Henton, Hutt City Chief Archivist

Jennie Henton talked about the archival records of the council and how to access them.

Thursday
15 March 2018

10:00am

'Guided tour of Petone Settlers Museum'

A guided tour of about 1½ hours followed by lunch at Alfred Coles House, 83 Hutt Road, Petone.

Thursday
12 April 2018

7:30pm

'My Trip to Ireland' - Christine Edney

Member Christine Edney told us all about her recent trip to Ireland, particularly Galway and Mayo counties, emphasising the essential preparation she did before her trip.

Thursday
19 April 2018

10:00am

'The Cunningham Family and Stables' - Susan Wishart

Susan Wishart spoke about her Cunningham Family, Parliament St, Homestead, Stables and other families in the area.

Thursday
10 May 2018

AGM

7:30pm

[1] Annual General Meeting
[2] After the AGM, Warwick Johnston gave a talk.

Reports from our 2018 AGM meeting are available on the Annual General Meeting - reports webpage.

Warwick Johnston gave a interesting and lively talk on the Background to the Documentary on the Lost Boys and the Family Revelations so far.

Thursday
17 May 2018

10:00am

'The Life and Times of Frederich Mundt' - Suzanne Sutton-Cummings

Suzanne Sutton-Cummings gave a talk about her ancestor Frederich Mundt, highlighting difficulties experienced in researching in parts of Europe where country boundaries change and village/town/city names change.

Thursday
14 June 2018

7:30pm

'Suffrage signatories - who were the women?' - Sandra Greig

Sandra Greig told us about her interesting research on behalf of Hutt City Archives, into women from Petone and Taita who were signatories on the 1892-3 Suffrage Petition.

Hutt City Archives are planning an exhibition in September 2018, to commemorate 125 years of New Zealand women gaining the right to vote, and Sandra's research will be used then.

Note: this was a replacement speaker at short notice, as the scheduled speaker was ill.

Thursday
21 June 2018

10:00am

'Suffrage signatories - who were the women?' - Sandra Greig

Sandra Greig told us about her interesting research on behalf of Hutt City Archives, into women from Petone and Taita who were signatories on the 1892-3 Suffrage Petition.

Hutt City Archives are planning an exhibition in September 2018, to commemorate 125 years of New Zealand women gaining the right to vote, and Sandra's research will be used then.

Note: this was a replacement speaker at short notice, as the scheduled speaker was ill.

Thursday
12 July 2018

7:30pm

'Chatham Island Research' - Mary Hall (nee Grennell)

Mary Hall (nee Grennell) gave an talk about her Chatham Island research, a place of rich history forgotten about on numerous occasions by mainland New Zealand.

Thursday
19 July 2018

10:00am

'My Trip to Ireland' - Christine Edney

Member Christine Edney told us all about her recent trip to Ireland, particularly Galway and Mayo counties, emphasising the essential preparation she did before her trip.

Note: this was a repeat of Christine's presentation given to the April Evening Meeting.

All of August 2018

'Family History Month - 2018'

Sunday
5 August 2018

1:00pm - 4:30pm

'Wellington Family History Month - NZSG Hutt Valley Branch with Petone Community Library'

Venue: Petone Community Library and Meeting Room

'Researching Your Family'

Branch members were present, along with library staff too,to help get visitors started on researching a family history, or to help break down those genealogy brick walls, and to show how to use the resources available at the library.

Specialist Interest Groups in English, Irish, Scotish, and Military research were also available with their resources to answer questions and to assist with research.

Thursday
9 August 2018

7:30pm

'Update on Family Search Digitisation' - Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin gave an update on the digitisation being undertaken by FamilySearch, showing what can now be freely accessed online, followed by a live demonstration on how to use The FamilySearch website to your best advantage.

Saturday
11 August 2018

9:00am - 4:00pm

'Wellington Family History Month - NZSG Wellington Area Branches with National Library of New Zealand'

Venue: National Library of New Zealand

'Presenting Your Family'

  • Sharon Evans: Beyond the Quill and Your Family in Calendar Style
  • Jackie Noble: Creative Memory Keeping
  • Helen Reilly: A Booklet about Your Family

Thursday
16 August 2018

10:00am

'Update on Family Search Digitisation' - Jenny Martin

Jenny Martin gave an update on the digitisation being undertaken by FamilySearch, showing what can now be freely accessed online, followed by a live demonstration on how to use The FamilySearch website to your best advantage.

Sunday
19 August 2018

1:00pm

'Wellington Family History Month - Petone Community Library'

Venue: Petone Community Library

'Military History Workshop' - Jeffrey Russell

Saturdays in September 2018
and Saturdays in October 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

'Women's Suffrage' - Upper Hutt

Venue: Golder Cottage, 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Admission: Adults $4; Children and Students $2; Under 5's free

September through October Women's Suffrage will feature when the cottage celebrates its family ties to the movement.

Thursday
13 September 2018

7:30pm

'Suffrage 125; Celebrating Women 2018'

Members were asked to bring and share their stories about remarkable women in their family histories.

This was to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand.

Thursday
20 September 2018

10:00am

'Effect of 1918 Influenza Epidemic on Upper Hutt area' - Lynly Yates

Lynly Yates talked about the 1918 Influenza Epidemic and how it affected the Upper Hutt area, including the 79 soldiers who died at Trentham Camp.

Thursday
20 September 2018 to
Tuesday
2 October 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm

'Women Suffragists in the Hutt' - Lower Hutt

Venue: Vogel House, 75 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Admission: Koha/donation ($2)

Hutt City Archives and About Space present an exhibition and series of speakers at Vogel House, Lower Hutt to celebrate 125 years of New Zealand women having the vote.

Proudly supported by volunteers from Lower Hutt Lions Club, Hutt Valley Horticultural Society, and Te Omanga Hospice Te Whare Manaaki Tangata (the entrance koha will go towards the rebuilding of Te Omanga Hospice).


Programme of Events

  • 20 September - 2 October, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Exhibition of photographs of Hutt Women Suffragists, with Vogel House and Garden open to the public.
  • 22 September, 11:00am
    Launch of the E-Book, Suffrage 125: Hutt Women Signatories to the 1892 and 1893 Suffrage Petitions.
  • 22 - 23 September, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
    Prominent Hutt women, local councillors and members of organisations talk about their roles.
  • 29 - 30 September, 12:30pm - 3:00pm
    Prominent Hutt women, local councillors and members of organisations talk about their roles.

Saturdays in September 2018
and Saturdays in October 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

'Women's Suffrage' - Upper Hutt

Venue: Golder Cottage, 707 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Admission: Adults $4; Children and Students $2; Under 5's free

September through October Women's Suffrage will feature when the cottage celebrates its family ties to the movement.

Thursday
11 October 2018

7:30pm

'How to Tackle that Brick Wall'

Experienced members of the Branch were available to assist with helping find some of your elusive ancestors.

Thursday
18 October 2018

10:00am

'How to Tackle that Brick Wall'

Experienced members of the Branch were available to assist with helping find some of your elusive ancestors.

Monday
22 October 2018 and
Sunday
28 October 2018

2:00pm - 4:00pm

'Women's Suffrage Exhibition & Heritage Hunt' - Wainuiomata

Venue: Wainuiomata Museum to Wainuiomata Pioneer Church and Churchyard.
Wainuiomata Museum is at 1 Homedale Road, Wainuiomata (in the grounds of the Wainuiomata Primary School).
Admission: Free

Celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage with a special exhibition at Wainuiomata Museum.

Then take the Heritage Hunt from Wainuiomata Museum to Wainuiomata Pioneer Church and Churchyard. Discover the Wainuiomata women who registered to vote in 1893 and go in a draw for prizes (adults and children).

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