National Library of New Zealand - Digital Collections Collections include Image search with half a million+ images online, Papers Past with digitised pages from 83 New Zealand newspapers and periodicals (1839-1945) and a wide variety of other online material.
Directory of New Zealand Libraries Lists contact details and information for New Zealand libraries.
Early New Zealand Books Project This project by the University of Auckland Library provides keyword-searchable text of significant books (currently 116 titles) published about New Zealand in the 19th century.
Auckland City Libraries Digital Library's history and genealogy online databases include Auckland passenger arrivals and vessels; city street names; crown grants; Auckland police census; cemetery records; 1881 electoral rolls; photographers, armed constabulary plus much more.
Matapihi Offers searches for pictures, sounds and objects from New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries and museums.
The Community Archive This site, previously known as the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts, is a hub for New Zealand's archival organisations to manage and showcase their collections. It is a free, easy to use mini archive management system. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally significant collections.
New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Office
Genfindit An ordering service for New Zealand birth, death or marriage certificates (1848-2009).
Presbyterian Church Archives of Aotearoa These archives offers cnline searching of New Zealand Presbyterian marriage (1848-1930) and baptism (1848-1920) registers.
FamilySearch The Historical Record Collections for Australia and New Zealand include:
• New Zealand, Probate Records.
This collection includes digital images of probate records from the Archives of New Zealand. This is an ongoing project with images added as they become available. Use Archway to locate relavant records.
Archway Archives New Zealand’s system for documenting government records. Use Archway to search for probate and other records.
List of Online New Zealand cemeteries and cemetery records This can be found on the Christchurch City Libraries site.
Interment.net New Zealand cemetery record transcripts. Complete listings or significant partial listings are available for: Arundel(part); Te Puke (Bay of Plenty); Houhora, Mount Camel, Hukerenui, St Saviours, Kaitaia, Towai, Waiharara and Pipiwai (Northland Province); Lawrence (Central Otago); Kelvin Grove (Palmerston North-part) and Eastern Cemetery (Invercargill-part).
Auckland City Libraries Digital Library Includes cemetery records for Hillsborough, Onetangi, Waiheke Island, Otahuhu Public and Waikaraka. There is also databases for St Stephen's (1849-1982) and Symonds Street, Auckland's main cemetery until 1886.
Auckland City Council Cemetery Records The Council manages 52 active cemeteries. This page offers access to available online records.
Ashburton District Council Covers cemeteries at Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia, Chertsey, Mt Somers, Ruapuna, Alford Forest, Winslow, Hinds, Waterton, Barrhill, Dorie, Windermere, Coldstream and Cracroft. This site offers an alphabetical online search. Updated
Buller District Council. There is an online cemetery search available to Council cemeteries that include: Orowaiti cemetery, Mokihinui cemetery, Reefton Suburban cemetery, Boatmans cemetery and Karamea cemetery (currently not online). Closed cemeteries include: Middle Orowaiti cemetery, Old Orowaiti cemetery, Old Reefton cemetery, Waimangaroa cemetery, Charleston cemetery, Inangahua cemetery, Addisons Flat cemetery and Lyell cemetery (currently not online).
Cambridge Museum Cemeteries Index Includes Cambridge cemetery burials and headstones to 1910, Pukerimu cemetery to 1981 and Leamington cemetery.
Carterton District Council. There is an online search for the Clareville cemetery.
Central Hawke's Bay District Council Offers online burial searches for Waipawa, Waipukurau, Takapau, Onga Onga (Forest Gate), Tikokino (Hampton), Otane (Kaikora North), Porangahau, Ashley Clinton, Makaretu and Elsthorpe.
Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database Includes the following: Addington cemetery, Avonhead Park cemetery, Barbadoes Street, Belfast cemetery, Bromley cemetery, Linwood cemetery, Memorial Park cemetery, Ruru Lawn cemetery, Sydenham cemetery, Waimairi cemetery, Woolston cemetery and Yaldhurst cemetery.
Dunedin City Council. The Council administers 20 cemeteries and one crematorium (in Dunedin). There is an online cemetery search available. Photos of headstones in the Southern Cemetery have been added to the site.
Far North District Council. This site has an online search for the following cemeteries: Broadwood, Fairburn, Herekino, Houhora, Kaeo, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Kawakawa, Kerikeri (Wiroa), Kohukohu, Mangonui, Mangungu, Okaihau, Oruaiti, Paihia, Paranui, Peria, Rawene and Russell.
Geraldine - Woodbury Cemetery. This site by the South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project has an online list of transcriptions.It also includes relevant newpaper clippings and obituaries.
Gisborne District Council. The online database search includes the following cemeteries: Makaraka, Matahiia, Motu, Ormond, Patutahi, Rakauroa, Ruatoria, Taruheru, Te Araroa, Te Puia, Tologa Bay and Tokomaru Bay. Headstone photos and inscriptions are available for the Taruheru cemetery.
Gore District Council. The online database search includes the following cemeteries: Charlton, Gore, Mataura, Otaraia, Pukerau and Waikaka.
Hamilton City Council Online Cemetery Database Covers Hamilton Park, Hamilton East and Hamilton West cemeteries.
Hastings District Council - Online Cemetery Records Database Covers Hastings, Havelock North, Mangaroa and Puketapu cemeteries.
Hauraki District Council Online Searches Covers Paeroa (Pukerimu) cemetery, Waihi cemetery and Hauraki Plains Memorial Wall .
Horowhenua District Council The online cemetery search covers Avenue cemetery, Foxton cemetery, Ihakara cemetery, Koputaroa cemetery, Manakau cemetery, Old Levin cemetery and Shannon cemetery.
Hurunui District Council Cemetery Database Covers Balcairn, Cheviot (Homeview), Culverden, Glenmark, Hanmer Springs, Hawarden (Horsley Down), Rotherham, Waiau and Waikari cemeteries.
Hutt City Cemeteries Online . This online database covers Taita Cemetery (new/lawn section) and Wainuiomata Garden of Remembrance. There is an online contact for information on records from the Old Section of Taita Cemetery.
Kapiti Coast District Council The Cemeteries Database Search includes: Otaki Cemetery from 1896, Waikanae Cemetery from 1909, Paraparaumu Beach Cemetery from 1917 and Awa Tapu Cemetery from 1966. Updated
Kawerau District Council Burial records can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Mackenzie District Council (Fairlie) Offers an online cemetery database search.
Manawatu District Council Cemetery Search Covers Feilding, Rongotea, Halcombe, Sandon (Sanson), Kimbolton, Rangiwahia, Waituna West and Pohangina.Masterton District Council Cemetery Archives Search for Archer Street and Riverside cemeteries.
Norsewood Cemetery & Settlers' Genealogies Project The graves of many Scandinavian immigrants, predominantly Norwegians, can be found here. Online data is available.
Opotiki Cemeteries. The online search covers the Opotiki Public Cemetery, the Old Military Cemetery and the Woodlands Cemetery. A search returns surname, given name and death date. Updated
Otorohanga District Council. The online database search includes the following cemeteries: Kawhia and Otorohanga.
Palmerston North City Council Online Services include a Cemetery and Cremation Search for Ashhurst, Kelvin Grove and Terrace End cemeteries.
Porirua City Council Offers online searches of Porirua and Whenua Tapu and Pauatahanui cemeteries.
Purewa Cemetery & Crematorium (Auckland) Offers a burial & cremation search.
Queenstown Lakes District Council.The Council manages 10 out of the 11 cemeteries in the Queenstown Lakes District. The online cemetery search includes the following: Albert Town cemetery, Arrowtown cemetery, Cardrona cemetery, Frankton cemetery, Glenorchy cemetery, Kingston cemetery, Makarora cemetery, Queenstown Cemetery, Skippers Point cemetery and Wanaka cemetery. There is a contact for information about the burial records for Lake Hawea cemetery.
Rangitikei District Council. The online cemetery search includes the following cemeteries: Clifton (Bulls),Mangaweka, Mt View (Marton), Ratana, Taihape and Turakina.
Rotorua District Council. The online cemetery search includes the following cemeteries: Kauae, Mamakau, Ngakuru, Reporoa and Rotorua (cemeteries and crematorium).
South Taranaki District Council Offers access to cemetery records for Eltham, Hawera, Kaponga, Manaia, Okaiawa, Opunake, Otakeho, Patea and Waihi (Normanby).
South Waikato District Council. The online cemetery search includes the following cemeteries: Putaruru (2), Tirau and Tokoroa.
Southland District Council. There are 64 cemeteries or grave sites in Southland, 21 of which are managed by Council.There is an online cemetery search available.
Stratford District Council. The online cemetery search includes the following cemeteries: Kopuatama, Midhurst New, Midhurst Old, Pioneer, Tahora, Waipuku and Whangamomona cemeteries.
Tararua District Council online cemetery search
Thames Coromandel District Council Online burial records for Bufallo, Christ Church (Anglican), Colville, Mercury Bay, Omahu, Shortland, Tairua, Tararu, Totara Memorial Park, Whangamata.
Upper Hutt City Council Offers an online search of Akatarawa cemetery.
Waimakariri District Council. The online cemetery database offers searches of the following cemeteries: Cust, Kaiapoi, Oxford and Rangiora.
Waipa District Council. The online cemetery database offers searches of the following cemeteries: Hautapu, Kihikihi, Leamington, Ohaupo, Paterangi, Pirongia, Puahue, Pukeatua, Pukerimu and Te Awamutu.
Waitaki District Council. The online cemeteries burial search includes the Oamaru cemetery and Oamaru lawn cemetery.
Wanganui District Council. There is an online cemetery search database (does not list what cemeteries are included). The main cemetery is Aramoho cemetery with other cemeteries at Brunswick, Heads Road, Matarawa and Maxwell. This database is an ongoing project with data being added as it becomes available.
Westland District Council cemeteries online
Whangarei District Council cemetery records online
Auckland City Libraries - Digital Library - Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1886 and 1909-1921 Also includes Auckland Passenger Vessels (1838-1885) .
FamNet - NZ Settlers and Immigrants. This free online searchable database lists name, New Zealand arrival date and place, ship, birth date and place, genealogy database (GDB) link (paid) and notes.
The New Zealand Maritime Record This site is maintained by the NZ National Maritime Museum offers access to The Maritime Histories -Ship Index which includes 1,500+ images and details of migrant liners in the Antipodean service, historic New Zealand vessels, preserved New Zealand ships of historic interest, alpine lake steamers, wrecks and hulks of Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand maritime disasters, distinguished ocean liners plus links to other sites about ships with a specific NZ connection.
New Zealand Maritime Index Part of the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum site. This index allows you to search for vessels, organisations, subjects, and people, mentioned in a number of publications currently being indexed by the Museum.
New Zealand Bound A gateway site for locating emigrant ships arriving in New Zealand. Includes links to passenger lists online plus links to other shipping sites.
1000+ Passenger Lists for ships to New Zealand Arrivals and departures for coastal shipping are also listed, some with passenger lists.
Immigrant Ships to New Zealand 1835-1910 Lists the movements of ships. Some passenger lists are available.
Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers March 1848 to January 1851 This site also includes a corrected version of Dr Hocken's appendix to his 1898 book Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand (Otago) which lists passengers from Great Britain to Otago (Port Chalmers) 1848-1851.
The NZ Ireland Connection This site highlights the connections between New Zealand and Ireland. A list of New Zealand's Irish Immigrants is available online (contributions welcome).Resources and Link Sites
Goldrush Online This site, by Kae Lewis, has a searchable database to 50,000+ gold-miners. Many of these gold miners came for a short time from Australia.
University of Waikato, Databases - New Zealand This site offers online searching of Bibliography of New Zealand Bibliographies, Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories and New Zealand Titles of Genealogical Interest. Updated
FamNet - NZ Genealogy Database This site offers those with a kiwi connection the opportunity to submit genealogical data as a GEDCOM file and to view data submitted by others. Currently has 15+ million people on family trees, many of them linked to documents and other resources.
DigitalNZ. This site aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. It offers searching across 25+ million digital items including aerial photos, old posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks, and publications. Contributors include Te Papa, the Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland Art Gallery, Te Ara, NZ On Screen and many more.
Useful Genealogy Links A list of links by Stratford branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists. These links cover all aspects of family history research in New Zealand.
New Zealand History Online - List of Websites for Family History Research
Our Stuff This site focuses on New Zealand and contains online resources such as lists of passengers, publicans, barmaids and juries plus naturalisations, directories, pioneer rolls and much more.
The Otago Nominal Index This index lists the names of people in documents held by the Hocken Library, Dunedin. It includes local directories, electoral rolls, police gazettes and jurors' lists.
Land Information New Zealand’s geographic place and street names search
Funeral notices, obituaries and other items from New Zealand newspapers 1840s-1960s
RootsWeb New Zealand Mailing Lists (14) A great way to find others with similar interests.