New Zealand

Port Lyttelton, New Zealand, with the entrance to the new graving dock [Illustrated London News; 28 April 1883; supplement page 424]
Port Lyttelton, New Zealand, with the entrance to the new graving dock
[Illustrated London News; 28 April 1883; supplement page 424]

The State Library has a large collection of family history material relating to New Zealand available in the Genealogy Centre on the 3rd floor.

Introductory Guides

Family history at National Archives
Family history research in New Zealand: a beginner's guide
Whakapapa : an introduction to Maôri family history research

Archives and Libraries

Archives New Zealand
Archives New Zealand has its head office in Wellington with regional offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. The website includes:
Blue Books 1840-1855
The Blue Books contain detailed statistical information from New Zealandís early colonial period, 1840-1855. They contain information about population, military, shipping, trade, revenue, land transactions, civil servants, churches, schools, prisons and more.
Archway online catalogue

Research Guides

    National Library of New Zealand
    The National Library of New Zealand is located in Wellington. This site includes:
    Papers Past

    This digital collection covers the period 1839-1945 and includes 68 newspaper titles from throughout New Zealand.
    Researching Family History

    Catalogues and Directories

      Auckland City Libraries
      Auckland City Libraries website has a lot of information in its Family History section.

      Gateways

      SLWA_Bookmarks
      Use our SLWA Family History Bookmarks to find websites for New Zealand recommended by the Family History Subject Specialists. Simply click on any heading of interest e.g. new.zealand-military to see a list of websites relating to this topic. The larger the tag, the more websites appear on the list.

      New ZealandGenWeb
      This is the New Zealand section of the WorldGenWeb site.

      Societies

      New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc.

      Journals

      Gen-guide / New Zealand Society of Genealogists
      New Zealand genealogist / New Zealand Society of Genealogists

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