New Zealand

Early New Zealand Books Project

This project, by the University of Auckland Library, provides keyword-searchable text of 450+ significant titles published about New Zealand in the 19th century.


Matapihi offers one stop access to the online collections of a number of New Zealand’s archives, galleries, libraries and museums. It offers searches for images, books, reference sources, videos, interactives,  manuscripts, audio, research papers and journals.

The Community Archive

This site 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…

Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records – New Zealand

Search for births that occurred at least 100 years ago; stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago; marriages and eventually civil unions that occurred 80 years ago and deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased’s…

Presbyterian Church Archives of Aotearoa

Use the Family History link for online searching of New Zealand Presbyterian marriage and baptism records. These include: • Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Marriages 1848 to 1930• Register of Otago & Southland Marriages 1848 to 1920• Register of New…

Archway – Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand’s system for documenting government records. Use Archway to search for probate and other records. You will find images of the original records on the FamilySearch site – Historical Record Collections – Australia and New Zealand.

Christchurch City Libraries – Cemetery Databases in New Zealand

Christchurch City Libraries – Cemetery Databases. Use this site to search cemetery records in New Zealand to find information about burials. Categories include: General resources; Cemeteries without databases; Christchurch; Canterbury; Auckland; Central North Island; Northern North Ireland, Wellington and South…

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.

Cambridge Museum Cemetery Indexes

The index covers:• Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Burials• Cambridge Cemetery pre-1910 Headstones• Cambridge Cemetery Burial Register 1910 – 1936• Leamington Cemetery• Ohaupo Cemetery• Pukerimu Cemetery Pre-1981• Tamahere Cemetery

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council

The online databases include cemetery records where you can search the burial records for Waipawa, Waipukurau, Takapau, Onga Onga (Forest Gate), Tikokino (Hampton), Otane (Kaikora North), Porangahau, Ashley Clinton, Makaretu and Elsthorpe.