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New Zealand



Governmental Archives/Libraries

National Library

  • PapersPast –  more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945
  • Magazines and Journals – including Police Gazettes
  • AtoJs – a wealth of information in the digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.

Archives NZ

Local Archives/Libraries

Auckland City’s digital library

Community Archive (formerly the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts)

Wellington City Archives – includes great maps

Hocken Library

Vital records (BDMs)

DIA Historical BDM indexes and ordering

Howison’s NZ Ancestor Search Helper  – site designed to assist with NZ-focused genealogical research. Collates results from NZ DIA’s BDM, many council cemetery websites ++

The Wilson Collection – Free NZ Family History records

Cemetery records


New Zealand Society of Genealogists
All branches are listed in the About Us menu.

Message boards

Miscellaneous indexes

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