Shipping and migration

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.

New Zealand Maritime Index

This site is 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.

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…

New Zealand Yesteryears

This site provides 19th Century History Resources for Genealogists. This ongoing site has 942+ ships listed plus 2434+ passenger lists online. It also includes ships’ images and diaries where available. A site search engine enables surname searching.

Datamarine’s War Brides Index

An index to war bride passenger lists for ships bound for Canada, United States, Australia and New Zealand 1946-1947. A search returns name and destination country. Fees apply for further details.

Ancestry.com – New Zealand, Naturalisations, 1843-1981

This database contains an index of persons who were naturalised or given citizenship in New Zealand. Citizenship did not begin until 1949, but persons who were not born within the British Commonwealth and applied for naturalisation were given British citizenship…

Archives New Zealand

This site has details about the Archives, holdings, publications and Archway for online searches. Archway contains descriptions of 1.5 million records dating from 1840 to current. If a digital image is available it will be indentifed and linked to the…

FamilySearch – Australia and New Zealand

The Historical Record Collections for Australia and New Zealand include the following:1. Australia, Births and Baptisms, 1792-19812. Australia, Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005. Cards of cemetery inscriptions mostly Queensland, but there are some in New South Wales, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, and Western…