New Zealand Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Civil Registration   4: Emigration and Immigration   5: Military Records   6: Probate, Land, and Property Records   7: Maps and Gazetteers   8: Newspapers   9: Websites   10: Search Records   11: Get Help  




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Goal 1: Learn about New Zealand research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with New Zealand research.

  1. Visit this FamilySearch Wiki page for an overview of New Zealand research and useful links.
    FS—Wiki: New Zealand Archives and Libraries
  2. Get an introduction to New Zealand genealogy in the Wellington City Libraries site.
  • Explore the Forebears.io site for research records.
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    Goal 2: Learn about New Zealand archives and libraries.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Zealand archives and libraries.

    1. Learn about New Zealand archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Archives and Libraries
    2. Explore the Auckland Library site for a variety of family history information.
    3. Explore the Books We Own site for books that can be checked out or researched for you by others.



    Goal 3: Learn about New Zealand civil registration and vital records.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Zealand civil registration.

    1. Learn about New Zealand Civil Registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Civil Registration

    B. Learn about New Zealand vital records.

    1. Learn about New Zealand vital records online.
      FS—New Zealand Births, Marriages, Deaths Online
    2. Learn about birth, death, and marriage records in this Findmypast article.
      FMP—Australia and New Zealand Life Events
    3. Locate New Zealand birth, death, and marriage information on the Auckland Libraries site.
    4. Access the Personal Identity Research Guide on the Archives New Zealand site.
    5. Search the Varcoe's New Zealand Marriages Database.



    Goal 4: Learn about New Zealand emigration and immigration.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Zealand emigration and immigration.

    1. Learn about New Zealand emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article. FS—Wiki: New Zealand Emigration and Immigration
    2. Access the Migration Research Guide on the Archives New Zealand site.
    3. Access the Immigration page of the Auckland Libraries site.
    4. Explore the Immigrant Ship site. Select a Volume, then choose New Zealand as the departure or arrival location.
    5. For naturalization information, access the Citizenship Research Guide on the Archives New Zealand site.
    6. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in New Zealand.




    Goal 5: Learn about New Zealand military records.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Zealand military records.

    1. Learn about New Zealand military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Military Records
    2. Search the Online Cenotaph of the Auckland Museum site for New Zealand vets of WWI, WWII, or the South African War.
    3. For additional military records and resources, access the New Zealand Defence Force site.




    Goal 6: Learn about New Zealand probate, land, and property records.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about New Zealand probate records.

    1. Learn about New Zealand probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Probate Records
    2. Learn about New Zealand land and property in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Land and Property
    3. Access the Probate and Estate Records section on the Archives New Zealand site.



    Goal 7: Learn about New Zealand maps.


    Choices:

    A. Explore New Zealand maps and gazetteers.

    1. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for New Zealand maps.
    2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of New Zealand maps.
    3. Explore the Old Maps Online site for New Zealand maps.





    Goal 8: Learn about New Zealand newspapers.


    Choices:

    A. Explore New Zealand newspapers.

    1. Learn about New Zealand newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Newspapers

    B. Explore New Zealand newspapers.

    1. Search New Zealand newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
    2. Search New Zealand newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
    3. Search New Zealand newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.



    Goal 9: Explore additional websites for research.


    Choices:

    A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for New Zealand research.

    1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
    2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
    3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
    4. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
    5. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



    Goal 10: Search records from New Zealand.


    Choices:

    A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for New Zealand.

    Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

    1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
    2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

    B. Explore additional record collections.

    1. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

    C. Explore GenealogyInTime for New Zealand records.

    1. Explore the New Zealand page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.



    Goal 11: Get help with your New Zealand research.


    Choices:

    A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

    1. Visit the New Zealand History and Genealogy page on Facebook.
    2. Visit the Genealogy New Zealand and Beyond page on Facebook.
    3. Visit the Africa Asia Pacific Genealogy Research Community page on Facebook.
    4. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for New Zealand.

    B. Join a mailing list or message board for New Zealand research.

    1. Search the RootsWeb site for New Zealand research mailing lists.
    2. Explore the New Zealand research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
    3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about New Zealand research.

    C. Learn about New Zealand genealogy societies.

    1. Learn about New Zealand genealogy societies in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: New Zealand Societies
    2. Explore New Zealand genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.





    QUIKLinks

    FamilySearch   All Historical   Catalog
    Passenger Lists: 1839-1973
    Probate Records: 1843-1998


    Ancestry    All New Zealand
    Birth Index:   1840-1950
    Marriage Index:   1840-1934
    Death Index:   1848-1964
    Electoral Rolls:   1853-1981
    City & Area Directories:   1866-1954
    WWI Nominal Rolls:   1914-1918
    WWI Reserve Rolls:   1916-1917
    WWII Nominal Rolls:   1939-1948


    Findmypast    All New Zealand
    Birth, Marriage, and Death:   Search
    Births and Baptisms:   Search
    Census and Land:   Search
    Immigration and Travel:   Search