Shipping and migration

Archives Hub – British Women’s Emigration

This site focuses on organisations created to encourage educated middle-class women to migrate to British colonies such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa in the late 1800s-early 1900s.

Pre-1839 Foreigners in NZ

This site is dedicated to identifying those foreigners who arrived in New Zealand or were born here before the Treaty of Waitangi was signed. Qualification for name inclusion on this site is arrival before 6th February 1840.  A search returns…

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.

Findmypast – Passenger Lists Leaving UK 1890-1960

The National Archives (UK) Outward Passenger Lists for voyages departing the British Isles 1890-1960  (BT27) for Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and USA detail 24 million+ records. The database covers many arrivals into Australia that are still unindexed…

Ancestry.com – UK Incoming Passenger Lists 1878-1960

This collection of passenger lists is fully indexed with digital images available. It contains 16+ million names from the Board of Trade (BT26) passenger lists of ships arriving in the United Kingdom from foreign ports outside of Europe and the…

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.

New Zealand 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).

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.