Genealogy – the search for our greatest treasures – our ancestors



Catlins Lake 

Catlins Lake

showing Hungerford Point 





The first Balclutha Bridge 

1st Balclutha Bridge

c 1869


Genealogy          Museums         South Otago




Genealogy Links

Please explore our site fully before leaving us


Otago and Southland Genealogy Groups

Not all branches have a web site – those that have are indicated below


Dunedin Family History Group  


Alexandra Branch NZSG


Balclutha Branch NZSG

Web Site:  You’ve already found us!


Dunedin Branch NZSG


Gore Branch NZSG

Web Site:


Mosgiel Branch NZSG


Oamaru Branch NZSG


Southland Branch NZSG

Web Site:


Wanaka Branch NZSG 


Winton Group NZSG


Other NZSG branches may be contacted by email

or via the NZSG website  


Genealogy links our members have found helpful

Please explore our site fully before leaving


South Island cemeteries online

Ashburton District

Buller District

Cambridge & District cemeteries

Central Otago

Christchurch City

Clutha District – only searchable via our website –

Click on master index and search by surname letter


Gore District

Hurunui District

Invercargill City

Mackenzie District

Marlborough District

Nelson City

Queenstown Lakes District

Selwyn District – Not online but phone or email

St Bathans Catholic Cemetery

Southland District

Tasman District

Timaru District

Waimate District

Westland District


To find other NZ cemeteries go to


Mainly NZ links


Mainly Australian links  


 Mainly UK links


International links


Museums in South Otago

  Balclutha Museum

(South Otago Historical Society)

Renfrew Street, Balclutha 9230

(03) 418 2382


Owaka Museum

(Catlins Historical Society)

Waikawa Road, Owaka 9535

(03) 415 8371


Milton Museum

(Tokomairiro Historical Society)

53 Union Street, Milton 9220

(03) 417 7480


Lawrence Museum

17 Ross Place, Lawrence 9532

 (03) 485 9222


Many museums are cataloguing their resources on the NZ Museums website. Find them here


South Otago links




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“Genealogy is life in the past lane” 

‘Links’ last updated 2 June 2016

© 2012 Balclutha Branch NZSG (Balclutha Genealogical Society)