Resources and databases

Findmypast – World Records

The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records – A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage Records – These span 360 years with 450+ million names•…

Ancestry.com – Worldwide

Ancestry.com is a subscription-based genealogy research website with 5 billion+ records online. Some records are free but most require a subscription to access transcripts and/or digitised images of the original records. A variety of subscription options are available, including Pay…

DigitalNZ

This site aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. It offers searching across 30+ million digital items including aerial photos, old posters and memorabilia, newspaper clippings, artworks and publications. Contributors include Te Papa, the…

FamilySearch – Genealogies

FamilySearch Genealogies are trees submitted to FamilySearch. Please note that the accuracy of the data in these genealogies varies from tree to tree so you should document and validate the data. A search offersd access to:• Ancestral File – genealogies…

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.

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.

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.