New Plymouth branch celebrates 50 years
The very first meeting of the New Plymouth Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists was held in the Orange Lodge Hall on 20 November 1969. Ten persons were present with Mr White being elected Chairman and Rosalie Hay elected Secretary/ Treasurer. So this year 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of our branch!
The anniversary organising committee was established near the end of 2018 and is now are busy making arrangements for our anniversary. The date for the celebration is 23 November 2019, the nearest Saturday to the precise anniversary date. So please put that date in your diary now and keep it free to attend our branch’s special event.
We are inviting some well known people who have supported our branch over the years. Respected genealogist Jan Gow QSM has put the date in her diary, and said she is thrilled and honoured to be invited.
We will keep you updated with the details as the planning progresses in our newsletter.
The internet connection for our branch rooms is generously sponsored by Primowireless.