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By the 1870s thousands were travelling to NZ for £1 each adult, children free. Able bodied families were needed and sometimes older folk had to lie about their age. There is more info from the East of London Family History
Society: http://eolfhs.rootsweb.com/eolhyper.htm
Canadian site explains emigration clubs in London. See:
http://dcs1.uwaterloo.ca/~marj/genealogy/reports/emigrationsoc.html
"Emigration Societies were formed in various parts of the United Kingdom to assist those wishing to emigrate to the colonies. Some societies were formed by guilds, helping their own to make the move. Others were formed by
charitable organizations, assisting the poor or those out of work. There were societies formed by various religions and there were others formed to assist child migrants. ... These emigrants were selected without distinction
of creed, by the clergy and others personally acquainted with them, and consisted of persons of good character, ready and willing to work, but who could not find employment in this country to enable them to support their
families. They came principally from the districts of Poplar, Bow, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Stepney, Mile End, Whitechapel, Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell, Shadwell, St. George's East, and Spitalfields. Before leaving London they
were invited to tea, for the purpose of explaining to them the final arrangements made for their departure to and reception in Canada, each head of a family being called upon to sign a paper promising to pay the amount
advanced for this passage and outfit, as soon as he should be able to do so."

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 http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/electoral/electoral.html 
1881 Electoral Roll Online

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http://www.colonialcdbooks.com/index.htm
Colonial CD Books
At Colonial CD Books we reproduce copies of old and rare books onto CD's to help genealogist and historians with their research in
Australia and New Zealand. Books include, Cyclopedia's, Almanacs, Directories and Biographies.

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www.mdc.govt.nz for several cemeteries administered by Manawatu District Council. 

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http://horowhenuahistory.library.org.nz/exhibit1/vexplace1.htm
This site which has an excellent selection of old photos etc of all the Horowhenua area.

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http://www.wises.co.nz/default.asp Find a Location

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http://genealogypro.com/articles/New-Zealand-records.html Researching NZ Records

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http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/
The five-volume Dictionary of New Zealand Biography with 3049 biographies is now available on-line (from 1st December).

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http://www.nullus-anxietas.com/nzafmp/country/newzealand/

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www.aucklandcitylibraries.com  Searching databases for New Zealand

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The New Zealand Genealogist Vol 34 No 280 March/April 2003-Website:
http://www.genealogy.org.nz *Cover photo- Archibald CLARK with his four sons c1916
*Searching for German Roots by Shirley Dixon The family of Conradine Wilhelmine HANSEN nee CROME born 1853 in Haverlah, near Salgitter, Hanover, Germany emigrated to NZ in 1877 *ADAMSON brothers, sawmillers by Helen Booth - the family had its beginnings in Yorkshire *From Tipperary to Thames by Glenda Butler whose family story concerns Charlotte GRANT, Paddy &  Phillip GLEESON with connections SMART, SLOANE, CARROLL and SULLIVAN  From Gleanings by Dorothy No 96

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http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/nzships.htm  New Zealand- Ships passenger Lists:

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http://www.mch.govt.nz/ref/enz/irish/index.html
The Irish in
New Zealand A draft entry for the New Zealand Encyclopedia on the Irish in New Zealand:.

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There is a possibility that the records of the families you are researching have already been published. They are not only those who migrated to the Antipodes!  .
The following URL is worth a look. http://www.evagean.co.nz/public.htm

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~funeralnotices/Funeral.html
New Zealand - Obituaries, Memoriums,  Funeral Notices, Soldiers, News Items.

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shipstonz/nzbdentries.htm
What’s on our BDM certificates?

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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/classifieds/
NZ Herald death & other family notices are to be found in full on this website

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Christchurch City Libraries

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Resources/NewZealand/History/index.asp

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Resources/  Internet Gateway

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http://AdeInNelson.homestead.com/
Site updated with old postcard pictures of churches. New ones from Wanganui, Napier,
Christchurch, Fielding, Hastings, Gore,  New Plymouth and Dunedin. .

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Maori Niupepa Collection www.nzdl.org.nz - a wonderful collection from 1840s to 1930s which gives a different perspective on NZ history - and has a text-searchable facility. Worth trying Pakeha surnames and terms too as some of these are in English too - plus Maori transliterations of Pakeha surnames

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http://www.geocities.com/lorrainepeak/homepage.html
This is not the official Whakaki site. It is a personal collection of the place I call home. It includes a message board, origins of the sub-tribe Ngati TeIpu, TeHuki-The Olden day Networker and maps of Whakaki.

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http://www.localgovt.co.nz/
The new local government portal site links all local body websites.
From there you can click on a map & browse through the different councils.  I found that Masterton Cemeteries are searchable online. Maybe others are too. If text is too small, you can change it with View / Zoom or whatever your browser allows. Alternatively, several councils have officers who are willing to be contacted by email.

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http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/niupepalibrary The NZ Digital Library.
The New Zealand Digital Library project is a research programme at The University of Waikato whose aim is to develop the underlying technology for digital libraries and make it available publicly so that others can use it
to create their own collections.

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http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/ NZ Matching marriage site.

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FREE  NEWSPAPER COLUMN:

Tracing Your Ancestors is in a local Dunedin community newspaper. 
It usually comprises a small article of local interest, a family photograph, queries from researchers and information  about forth-coming genealogy events, reunions, etc.
The service is free and anyone may participate. Queries should be sent to the address below and in general should relate to the Otago and Dunedin area.

Please write clearly and PRINT surnames in capital letters. Send clear photograph copies only.  Black & white photocopies are not suitable for newspaper reproduction but laser copies are quite cheap and very satisfactory.

Include SAE for a copy of the printed page, for return of photos and for any other information that may arise. If  a contact phone number, e-mail,  fax addresses and an offer to refund postage or phone costs is included, a reply is more likely to be forthcoming. A good percentage of success has been achieved.

Mrs Shirley Hay                  
13 Beach St
St Clair, Dunedin, 9001 
New Zealand.                  e-mail: smhay@xtra.co.nz    

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The co-ordinator of a new monthly page in the Ashburton Guardian newspaper called "Historically Speaking".  has a column of interest to historians, genealogists or anyone interested in Mid Canterbury history and is run on the first Wednesday of the month.  The column may contain queries from researchers; information of forthcoming events or displays of a historical, genealogical or reunion type nature; locally family/group photographs requiring identification; new books relating to the local area or small articles of historical, genealogical or local interest.  If you are
interested in advertising your query in this page, please see below for further details.

Submissions for the column are free and open to anyone.  They should be sent to: 
Liz Quaid, Ashburton Guardian, PO Box 77, Ashburton; phone (03) 308 3089;
fax (03) 308 9855 or email:
reports@theguardian.co.nz

Please include your name, contact address, phone/fax or email address. 
Photographs need to be clear laser copies of any clear photo and will be
returned on inclusion of a stamped addressed envelope.

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http://www.genealogy.org.nz/mem_interests/index.html enter your name in the field on the right of the screen and click search. This searches all the Interests pages. There may be some false alarms but it should find all
entries with your name. You will have to try all spelling variations or use wildcards (e.g. Jacobs* will find Jacobson and Jacobsen). Always enter your search names in lower case.
The Advanced Search (to the right of the search on the home page) allows you to search only on Members' Interests or on the magazine index (for the years available).

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http://www.genealogy.org.nz/services/nzsgfamilies.html

The unpublished section of the First Families Collection is up and running on the NZSG web site.
The unpublished section consists of those names that have been submitted to the collection since the cut off date of the NZSG Index version 3.
This is an index only consisting of names and the sheet reference number.
I do ask members when making a note of the reference number to PLEASE double
check you have written it correctly. The officer's are getting to many errors from members not writing the correct reference numbers.
The number consists of a letter first then 5 digits. The letter is also very important it is entered correctly.
Once you have found names you are interested in go to the online form to submit your queries.
Please read the web page for the collection. It does explain what you will get.
Go to services, NZSG Families and have a look and good luck hope you all find something of interest.
My thanks to John Yarrell for his work in getting this up and running.
Regards
Sue Greene
NZSG Collections Coordinator.

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http://www.history-nz.org
This is a wonderful site, done by a Kiwi living in Paris..

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The USA Library of Congress has a large series of photos of New Zealand and Australia....most are places.....most were taken about 1920.  But there are some people, especially Maori photos.
Go to http://catalog.loc.gov/
And on the right hand side of the page (photos) search on "New Zealand" My search yielded 143 items.  Warning: Some of these items are labeled in somewhat condescending fashion. If you can get past that, many of the photos and prints are just beautiful and most can be ordered, online.

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Try this site for contemporary (i.e. early 20th century) info - has some NZ places listed with population, industry etc, as well as current (i.e. 1911) understanding of diseases etc
http://1911encyclopedia.org/index.htm

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Papers Past (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz).
The Library is in the final stages of adding five additional titles. These will be:West Coast Times, 1865-1900
Marlborough Express,1868, 1873-78, July 1880-1900
Timaru Herald, 1864-1900
Manawatu Herald, 1878-1900
New Zealand Advertiser and Bay of Islands Gazette, 1840
As well as adding these new titles, the Library has also filled some of the gaps in existing titles by digitising 'missing' sections of the Daily Southern Cross, North Otago Times, Wanganui Herald, Poverty Bay Herald and Waikato Times newspapers.
The Library will be making the new titles available within the next two weeks.
If you have any questions about Papers Past, please contact:
Te Puna Support
National Library of New
Zealand
Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
http://subscribers.natlib.govt.nz
Tollfree: 0508 837 862
Facsimile:  +64 4 474 3042

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http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~Sxmitch/Military.html
A site which may help listers looking for ancestors who took up land grants under the NAVAL AND MILITARY SETTLERS' AND VOLUNTEERS LAND ACTs. It has a list of names and their Regiment or Corps, rank and the district in which the claim was admitted.
My great grandfather made an unsuccessful claim under this Act. But on searching his file at National Archives in Wellington the file contained his application, which included discharge papers from the Lancashire Militia, and references from shopkeepers, etc, in his present and previous town of residence. No photocopiers in those days.

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Click for the Archive CD Books New Zealand site

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1893 Is the magic year for NZ Women who got the vote this year
We have produced an index to these rolls.  It is alpha for all New Zealand and just has the women listed.  Copies are available at most libraries and if not maybe your could  try to persuade them to purchase same. 
We have also created an alpha index for all New Zealand  to the 1881 electoral rolls. 
This was the first time men with a residential rather than land ownership were give the right  to vote
Both sets of microfiche
Cost $30 NZ to purchase both
From St Johns Branch NZSG
P O Box 74212
Market Road
Auckland New Zealand
Diane Wilson

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www.genebug.com For Anyone interested in Flock House.

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For GCG News - www.gencom.org.nz

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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Estates/8053/indx2.html Help page for those with New Zealand Research

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http://whakapapa.maori.org.nz
Maori Whakapapa resources including searchable databases, forums for finding people and reunions, whanau whakapapa sites and FAQ's regarding whakapapa.

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http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/
This site has several detailed reports of shipwrecks in Australia & New Zealand

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NZSG First Families
There have been over another 1700 names added to the NZSG First Families web pages.
Please check you are sending your queries and submission of sheets to the correct officers.
If you wish to submit your families or request new forms write to the NZSG First Families Submissions Officer.
For queries please use the online form or write to the NZSG First Families Queries Officer.
See your latest magazine for details or go to the web pages. http://www.genealogy.org.nz/
If you are requesting names from the CD-ROM or the web site please use the online request form.
Please remember the officer does not lookup names only. Members must search the CD-ROM version 3 which has the entire collection on it or search the web site and provide the officer with the reference numbers. If you do not own the CD members must write to the NZSG's research service in Auckland.
Please remember to supply the officer with all of the reference details including the letter, the number by itself means nothing without the letter.
Sue Greene sueg-97@xtra.co.nz
NZSG Records Collection Coordinator.

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The Taumarunui Genealogy Interest Group is collating all the Cemeteries in the Ruapehu District which will cover Taumarunui Old and New Cemeteries, Manunui, National Park, Raetihi, Ohura, Matere and some smaller cemeteries.This will be a long term project.  The Database is from 1910 to January 2003.  Lookups of Burials welcome.
Enquiries with Self address envelope to
T Taylor 9 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui 2600  John-Taylor@xtra.co.nz

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Updated site http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf

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http://www.libraries.org.nz/  NZ Libraries Portal

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Museums.
Local museums and archives sometimes hold company records - it is worth doing a search on www.nram.org.nz to see what could be there, shareholders records, annual reports and all sorts of goodies.

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http://www.historic.org.nz  New Zealand Historic Places Trust

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NZ Jigsaw Update
http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/msg/rw/ScC.2ACE/3910
Message Board Post:
Hi everyone,  Just a note to remind people that we are still around. However, we would like to remind everyone that all our staff are volunteers.  Also we receive no funding other than our registration fee.  Therefore we ask that people do not ask us to telephone them outside the
Auckland area.  We are sorry but our very small budget does not stretch quite that far.

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http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~Sxmitch/Military.html  NZ Naval & Military Settlers and Volunteers Land Acts

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http://www.libraries.org.nz/
NZ Libraries Portal

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Museums.
Local museums and archives sometimes hold company records - it is worth doing a search on www.nram.org.nz to see what could be there, shareholders records, annual reports and all sorts of goodies.

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http://www.historic.org.nz  New Zealand Historic Places Trust

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http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/nz-mounted.htm  NZ Mounted Rifles, etc.

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http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/barbgreg/  NZ Genealogy.

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http://www.nzmrangloboerwar.org.nz/ A new website on New Zealanders in the South African (Boer) War:
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/SAW/index.htm and a reminder about the NZ official website with a lot on the war and on the people involved:

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http://www.cust.idl.net.au/pt39
The Reports of the Colonial Land & Emigration Commissioners for the 19th century (contained in the British Parliamentary Papers) include lists of emigrant ships to NZ  (though unfortunately not passenger lists.)

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You may be interested to know that on the RSA website www.rsa.org.nz they have a searchable database of 'Last Post' entries since June 2000.

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People wanting information on NZ armed service medals from the South African War to the present will now be able to get much of it on the Internet
It has been a massive project consisting of 450 pages and incorporating more than 100 high quality images of medals. The Defence Force website address is: 
http://www.nzdf.mil.nz

NZ MAN

http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/CemeteriesDatabase.htm
Database
Terrace End Cemetery Map
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/TEndCemeteryMap.htm
Kelvin Grove Cemetery Map
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/KGCemeteryMap.htm
Ashhurst Cemetery
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/Cemeteries.htm

Pahiatua & District - not mentioned on Cemetery list but included on
Advanced Search page.

NZ AKL

Some of you may already know about this database.  For those of you who don't and have early Auckland Ancestors I hope you find it useful.
The following link is for a searchable database of Early Auckland Births. Most of these (if not all) relate to Royal New Zealand Fencibles.
http://www24.brinkster.com/fencibles/search.htm

NZ AKL

http://www.adhb.co.nz/hsdp/history.htm
Auckland District Health Board History

NZ AKL

Anyone looking for current land title information for Auckland. Take a look at www.arc.govt.nz or http://rates.arc.govt.nz

NZ AKL

Access 1881 rolls at Auckland Library site: http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/process.asppageurl=/explore/familyhist/fhdatab.html

NZ AKL

AUCKLAND CITY LIBRARY

Lorne Street, Auckland City. - nearly 125 years old.

Auckland Research Centre - Pay as you go membership, for full calendar year only $20.

This rate applies to anyone living outside the Auckland city rates area, who wants
to use the facilities in the Research Centre, 2nd floor.

 

Two forms of ID required for obtaining membership.

Photograph ID = passport or driver’s license

Letter or an account addressed to your home address, dated within the last 4 weeks.

Borrowing of library holdings is $2 per item.  Free access to Ancestry.plus

Library card can be used at other Auckland Libraries.

 Should you just want to make a day visit to Research Centre, entry fee is $20 for that day.

 New items available at Library include IRELAND - Republic of Ireland Counties
Tithe Applotment Books on microfilm.  Bookings can be made for microfilm readers.

 Visit their website:  www.aucklandcitylibraries.com 

 Click on Databases for various items including Auckland Crown Grants, Police Census 1841-1846, Passenger Vessels can be searched by year of arrival and/or port of arrival, the 1897 Address to Queen Victoria by approx. 23,000 school children, listed by name and school.  Also Heritage Images for photograph collection
which includes images of Auckland, portraits from 1930’s to 1970 and World War 1 Soldier’s portraits.

 

NZ AKL

http://www.manukaumemorialgardens.co.nz/gene.htm
Papatoetoe Cemetery

NZ AUCKLAND CITY LIBRARY

Auckland City Library are delighted to announce that from 1st July 2003 they will be providing a new and important service to members. The library will be able to order microfilms from the vast collection (approximately 1.2 million reels) held by the Mormon Church.This service is scheduled to begin as from 1st July. More information will be out soon.http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/process.asp?pageurl=index.html

NZ BDM

New Fees from 1 September 2003 - see

http://www.bdm.govt.nz/diawebsite.NSF/wpg_URL/Resource-material-Information-
We-Provide-New-Fees-Appendix?OpenDocument

Inspection of any document $26
Copy of any document $20
Micrographic/Electronic printout of any document – no amount given, so presume
the following applies.
Electronic printout of any document
   From years 1848 – 1874 $2
   Post 1874 $20
Certified copy of an entry in a register, book, or computer system $26
Etc, Etc – see above site or http://www.bdm.govt.nz/diawebsite.NSF

NZ BMD

Some preliminary information on the Births, Deaths and Marriages Online Index is available at http://www.genealogy.org.nz/bdm/index.html.
This will be coming online during 2004. This is the first stage and other options will be added in the future.
Examples of what is available in other countries-
http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingBirth.cgi?sessionID=1253371
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm#indexes
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/sub/register/cambsindex.htm

NZ BOER WAR

Here is a great NZ site covering the Boer war.
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/SAW/index.htm

NZ BOER WAR

www.nzhistory.net.nz/Gallery/SAW/Database.htm
This database contains the names, contingents, companies, registration numbers, ranks, embarkation
details, addresses, next of kin and occupations of every
New Zealand soldier who joined the New Zealand
contingents that sailed to the South African War.

NZ CBY

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/ ~batchg/burkespass/index.htm
Burkes Pass Heritage Trust.

NZ CBY

South Canterbury Branch NZSG members interest list. Over 1000 surnames.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/nzsgsurnames.htm

NZ CBY

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Guides/Cemeteries/Barbadoes/
Barbadoes Street Cemetery

NZ CBY

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Heritage/Genealogy.asp
Christchurch City Library - Genealogy

NZ CBY

The Ashburton Guardian is to run a new column of interest to historians, genealogists or anyone researching the Mid Canterbury area.  The monthly column will be called Historically Speaking and will run on the first Wednesday of each month. 
The column may contain help wanted queries from researchers; information of forthcoming events of a historical, genealogical or reunion type nature; local family/group photographs requiring identification or small articles of historical, genealogical or local interest.  The first column will be run on Wednesday 7 May 2003.
Submissions for the column are free and open to anyone.  They should be sent to:
Liz Quaid, Ashburton Guardian, PO Box 77, Ashburton; phone (03) 308 3089;
fax (03) 308 9855 or email: reports@theguardian.co.nz

Please ensure you write clearly and print SURNAMES being researched in capital letters.  Don't forget to include your name, contact address, phone/fax or email. 
Laser copies of any clear photos may be submitted and will be returned on inclusion of a stamped addressed envelope.

NZ CBY

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlsgbb/
NZSG Bishopdale Branch

NZ CBY

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Heritage/Genealogy.asp
Christchurch City Libraries Genealogy/Family History

NZ CBY

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/electoralrolls.htm
South Canterbury
Electoral Rolls

NZ CBY

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/data/#THD
The "Timaru Herald" is now out on the wonderful 'PapersPast' website.
1864 - 1900. Only 4 to 9 pages so makes a search easy.

NZ CBY

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/gazetteer.htm
Gazetteer for
South Canterbury

NZ CEMETERIES

http://www.akcity.govt.nz/library/
Cemetery link
All Auckland City

http://www.interment.net/nz/wanganui_manawatu
Wanganui-Manawatu and presently covers the Kelvin Grove cemetery in
Palmerston north only..

http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/barbgreg/Cemetery.html
NZ online cemetery databases . There are
council sites as well as miscellaneous transcribed records

www.pcc.govt.nz Old Porirua and Whenua Tapu  
Masterton  www.mstn.govt.nz
Kapiti Coast www.kcdc.govt.nz
South Taranaki www.public.stdc.govt.nz
Wainui near Akaroa www.pgpl.co.nz/wainuicem.html
Nelson www.nelsoncity.co.nz/asp/cemeteries/search/asp
Manawatu (not Palmerston North City) www.mdc.govt.nz

NZ CEMETERY RECORDS

Burial records on line
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/CemeteriesDatabase.htm
Database
Terrace End Cemetery Map
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/TEndCemeteryMap.htm
Kelvin Grove Cemetery Map
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/KGCemeteryMap.htm
Ashhurst Cemetery
http://www.pncc.govt.nz/Council/Services/Cemeteries.htm

Pahiatua & District - not mentioned on Cemetery list but included on
Advanced Search page.

http://library.christchurch.org.nz/Guides/Cemeteries/Barbadoes/
Barbadoes Street Cemetery

http://www.akcity.govt.nz/library/
Cemetery link
All Auckland City

Wanganui-Manawatu and presently covers the Kelvin Grove cemetery in
Palmerston north only.. http://www.interment.net/nz/wanganui_manawatu

NZ online cemetery databases . There are
council sites as well as miscellaneous transcribed records
http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/barbgreg/Cemetery.html

Old Porirua and Whenua Tapu   www.pcc.govt.nz
Masterton  www.mstn.govt.nz
Kapiti Coast www.kcdc.govt.nz
South Taranaki www.public.stdc.govt.nz
Wainui near Akaroa www.pgpl.co.nz/wainuicem.html
Nelson www.nelsoncity.co.nz/asp/cemeteries/search/asp
Manawatu (not Palmerston North City) www.mdc.govt.nz

The website http://www.angelfire.com/bc/Vincina/Burial.html will take
you to the old Napier Cemetery, unfortunately it will only give you the
names of those buried up to 1870.

http://www.interment.net/nz/northland/ Northland Cemeteries

NZ DUN

The Dunedin City Council website has a brilliant function which you can use to locate addresses, streets, land title information etc.  You can get it in map form, or by aerial photograph, or a combination of both etc.   It is a
question of trying and experimenting to you get what you are after. I generally then "select all", "copy" and "paste" to a word document to print it off, if I can't print straight from the site.  It is still in the early stages of development so be patient.  You should get to it through
http://www.cityofdunedin.com/city/?page=searchtools_street

Go to the "Webmap", choose "Photographic" and you should find a photographic map of
Dunedin with an overlaid street/location map.  It is then a question of clicking on the map in the right place, and continuing to click to "zoom in" to the area of Dunedin you want.

NZ ELECTRONIC TEXT

NZ Electronic Texts etc
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre at Victoria University of Wellington is digitising many texts, including the WWII official war histories (5 so far) and the 1842 Wellington Burgess Roll; (go to collections or projects):
http://www.nzetc.org/contact.html
Honours Secretariat; for Honours Lists back to 1997:
http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours/lists/index.html
New Zealand Authors (references):
http://www2.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/nzp/nzlit2/authors.htm

NZ FAMILIES

http://www.downtown.co.nz/forums/genealogy/index.html

NZ HKY

The website http://www.angelfire.com/bc/Vincina/Burial.html will take you to the old Napier Cemetery, unfortunately it will only give you the names of those buried up to 1870. 

NZ HKY

http://www.portofnapier.co.nz/   Port of Napier

NZ HKY

Nhttp://www.napiermail.co.nz/index1.htm
Napier’s Community newspaper and web site. Click on births and deaths, etc on left hand side.

NZ LAND

Stephen Donald in Gisborne writes:
In the absence of an online index of land descriptions etc, I have been using the Quotable Value online index http://www.quotable.co.nz/
It is free to register for 'casual users' and free to search the indexes (which give location, name of present owner, valuation refs and a few other bits and pieces) - costs only when you want to download a particular rating valuation.
This will give you the present Certificate of Title number and legal description, which are essential for getting hold of the present title and having an entry point for getting back at the historic titles. Only limitation is that 100 is the maximum number of records that can be shown, and when you are tracking properties up long country roads, you need to get clever with the 'advanced search' features.
Some of this information will be available from your local district or city council valuation rolls, but it is particularly useful for researching out of town or from overseas.
I have also recently used the Skylight document service (the home version of Land OnLine at Land Information NZ) (hoped to be able to give the direct URL but the site seems to be down tonight?) www.linz.govt.nz
Once you know a Certificate of Title reference either from the above searches (these were all renewed from the 1960s, so you will need to purchase the current one and hopefully get back to the previous CT from that one -
sometimes it will take several - and at $7 each this can mount up) or from old documents (I have often found CT numbers from Maori Land Court records when the land has been alienated)

NZ LAND INFORMATION

http://www.terranet.co.nz/ This website is operated by Terralink (the sold-off survey arm
of Land Information NZ) has some great resources - including a property search by name - and some of the information is free - others you pay for.
If you are lucky, the original survey info and title numbers may be shown, shortcutting having to purchase the modern title (anything from 1960s to present day depending on when the land was subdivided etc)

NZ MAPS

www.backpack-newzealand.com/mapofnewzealand.html  gives you other NZ map sites to go to.

http://www.linz.govt.nz/rcs/linz/pub/web/root/home/index.jsp

NZ MAPS

http://www.tumonz.co.nz/

NZ MARRIAGES

http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/
Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index 1840-1956.
Once a particular marriage has been found on the Marriage fiche, on visiting Varcoe's Index, it is only necessary to search by Year and Reference, to be led to the exact fiche frame for the spouse.  The full name of the spouse cannot be read on-line but, on returning to the fiche for the exact frame, it takes but a moment to pair up the Reference Number, to reveal the full name of the spouse.

NZ MINERS

The Otago Settlers museum in Dunedin  has a copy of an index of the first 6000
miners rights issued at Tuapeka, (Gabriel's Gully) from Aug - Nov 1861.
The original document is held at the Alexander Turnbull Library in
Wellington. These would have been issued at the start of the Otago gold rush.

NZ NLD

http://www.interment.net/nz/northland/ Northland Cemeteries

http://www.genealogylinks.net/australia/nzn.htm Northland Genealogy Links

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/r/David-R-Streiff/FILE/00
12page.html?Welcome=1006583399
Albertland Museum

http://www.northland.org.nz/front.html Northland

http://www.ak.planet.gen.nz/~rnrhill/genealog.htm  Genealogy Pages

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/3090/kaikohe1.html  My Town Kaikohe

http://members.fortunecity.com/wagener1/ships/shiplst2.htm 
Wagener Family Down Under.

NZ NLN

The details of burials in Nelson Cemeteries are now in an online database.
 http://www.ncc.govt.nz/asp/cemeteries/details.asp?id=33594

NZ NLN

Nelson & Bays GenWeb http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlnelso/ 

NZ NLN

Greetings from Adrienne.
If you like old picture postcards you'll be pleased to hear I got stranded in Wellington last Saturday because of rough seas in Cook Strait. You might well ask where this is leading - but to fill in the day I found a stamp and coin shop that sold old postcards.
Several hours and $260 later I left with a wonderful stash to add to the web site!!!! http://AdeInNelson.homestead.com/
Great ones of schools, city streets, hospital, Cable Bay, etc.
It took all yesterday to scan them and this morning I was able to upload them to  my website. Well, only the Nelson ones at this stage actually. Have fun - the Nelson  city page still needs to be smaller I know - patience is a virtue, I'm told. Working on  the old cathedral ones next for the Nelson Churches page. Will let you know when the
West Coast and NI ones are ready.
Direct access to Nelson page is
http://AdeInNelson.homestead.com/OldNelsonPostcards.html

NZ NLN

Nelson Burial Data.
Burials for Waimea West, Brightwater and Spring Grove areas covering years 1885-1908.
Data includes date of death, burial date, abode, where buried, age at death etc.
http://NelsonData.homestead.com/WaimeaWestBurials.html

NZ NZSG
STRAYS

Strays & More Collection Strays@genealogy.org.nz
A name index to the Collection is now available on the Society's website:
http://www.genealogy.org.nz
Go to: Services/Record Collections/Strays & More Collection
In the section "What information can I obtain about Strays" you will find alphabetical links. 
Once you have found the entry you are looking for fill in the online search request form
to obtain more information about that particular entry.
Also just added are links to examples from various sources showing Strays.
Please pass this on to your member friends.  This service is only available to financial
members of the Society.
Lyane Kendall
Strays & More Collection
Strays@genealogy.org.nz

NZ OTG

Otago Museum is a natural history, applied arts, Mäori and Pacific
museum and science centre, though also with some collections that also relate to
Dunedin and Otago history.
 www.otagomuseum.govt.nz

NZ OTG

Photocopies of early Mosgiel Presbyterian marriages are at the Mosgiel Library, and available for photocopying at the library.  The originals are stored in Presbyterian Archives at Knox College, Dunedin.  If you can get to the
Mosgiel Library, and the marriage was in a Presbyterian church, it will only cost you 20 cents a page.

The Hocken Library,
University of Otago, has hardcopy of the following marriages:

1.  Otago-Part Southland Presbyterian Marriage Index up until 1920.  From this you can obtain full name, surname of spouse, date of married and place of marriage. 
By cross-referencing the spouse surname you can find out the christian name as well of the spouse.  If the marriage took place at Knox, or First Church you can look up hardcopy transcriptions of these parish registers up until 1920 (giving the same details as on a marriage certificate), and photocopy for 20 cents a page.

2.  Otago-Southland Anglican Marriage Index for marriages up until 1920. This index is the same format as the Presbyterian one. However, all parish marriage registers have been transcribed and are able to be photocopied at 20 cents a page.

3.  There is also a Roman Catholic Index, and transcriptions, of Roman Catholic marriage notices in the "Otago Daily Times", and "The Tablet".
Again this costs 20 cents a page for photocopying.

Records of the
East Taieri Cemetery (where most Mosgiel citizens are buried) have also been indexed and transcribed, and are available on hardcopy at the Hocken. 
As if hardcopy for the there Dunedin cemeteries and most cemeteries in the province.

I believe that local members on the NZSG undertook the above transcriptions.
If you are a member of the NZSG you may find that your branch can get you access to these.  I know that most major NZ libraries have microfiches of the NZSG cemetery transcriptions covering most cemeteries in New Zealand.

Another useful genealogy research resource at the Hocken library is the transcriptions of
Dunedin primary school "Attendance, Progress and Withdrawal" Registers up until 1920.  The Mosgiel School APW register (as for all other
primary school registers) gives date of admission, child's name, parents name, address, date of birth, previous school, last day of school, and destination on leaving school.  It is great for locating the names of children in one family.
These resources at the Hocken Library have saved me a lot of $30 for obtaining certificates.  If you can't get to the Hocken Library, they do have a reference librarian and a reference service.  Check them out on-line
http://www.library.otago.ac.nz/libs/hocken/index.html

NZ OTG

http://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/  
Clutha District Council

NZ OTG

Chttp://www.otago.ac.nz/nzpg/caversham/db_quant.html
Caversham Databases

NZ OTG

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/nzbound/debtors.htm
List of Immigrants, Debtors to the Provincial Government of Otago for Passage Moneys.
Scanned images online.

NZ OTG

http://www.angelfire.com/home/andersonsbay/andybayhistory.htm

NZ OTG

http://www.angelfire.com/home/andersonsbay/andybayhistory.htm

NZ PASSENGER LISTS

Excellent sites for passenger lists:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlwgw/

NZ PYB

www.gisborneherald.co.nz "Gisborne Herald online  - Their 'deaths' archive only goes back to 29th July.

NZ SHIPPING

www.patea.co.nz is a site which includes many passenger lists of ships to New Zealand.

NZ SHIPPING

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~shipstonz/shipstonz.htm  Early immigrant ships to NZ

NZ SHIPPING

Immigrant Ships to New Zealand 
The ships in this index were mostly used to transport immigrants to New Zealand
during the period 1835 to 1910.

New Zealand Bound 
Genealogical resources to assist in locating which New Zealand bound ship an
immigrant ancestor was aboard.

Online Sourcing of Australasian Passenger Lists 

Online Sourcing of Australasian Passenger Lists - AUSNZ Passenger List 2 
Queries submitted for ships of interest.

Passenger arrivals at Port Chalmers, New Zealand, March 1848 - January 1851 

Passenger Ships at Bluff Before 1900 
Passenger lists for ships that arrived at the Port of Bluff, New Zealand before the
year 1900.

Ships & Passenger Lists  and Immigration & Naturalization 
See these categories on Cyndi's List for related links.

Ships Logs, Journals, Pictures and Passenger List Links - Australia and New Zealand 
How to look for ships' logs, journals and pictures, for Australia & New Zealand.

NZ SHIPPING

http://www.nzmaritime.org/mardex/  NZ Maritime Index (NZMI)

NZ SHIPPING

http://www.nzshipmarine.comThe  New Zealand Ship & Marine Society

NZ SHIPPING

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/OurPassengerLists.htm

NZ SHIPPING

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/r-c/abbey.html The "Tintern Abbey" - Gravesend to Lyttleton 1875.t

NZ SHIPPING

http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/
Is a very good and comprehensive record of shipping both from overseas and from other Australian and NZ ports (arrivals and passenger lists), but ifall you have is a name, you might have to go through all the ships in your
year range, one by one.

NZ TRK

NZ-TARANAKI-L@rootsweb.com

Use this List to publish queries related to Taranaki regarding history, family history, genealogy, web sites, Genealogy  Branches and Historical Societies, etc.
Current happenings related to these topics, including School, Church and District reunions, interesting events etc may also be listed. Genealogy Branches and Historical Societies may advertise meetings, special
speakers, new resources etc.

To subscribe NZ-TARANAKI-L-request@rootsweb.com and in the body of the message, NOT THE SUBJECT LINE, type the word subscribe.
To receive the Digest version,  NZ-TARANAKI-D-request@rootsweb.com

NZ TRK

www.stratfordgenealogy.homestead.com
NZSG Stratford Branch

NZ TRK

www.opunake.co.nz  Opunake is in Sth Taranaki

NZ USEFUL
SITES

http://www.genealogy.org.nz/  NZ Society of Genealogists

http://www.bdm.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf BDM’s , etc.

http://www.cyndislist.com/newzealand.htm Cyndi’s NZ Sites

http://www.piperpat.com/nz/history.html NZ History

http://genealogylinks.net/newzealand/index.html NZ Genealogy Sites

http://www.aucklandlibrary.co.nz/process.asp?pageurl=/explore/familyhist/index.html

http://www.natlib.govt.nz/  National Library

http://www.nzsghamilton.co.nz/NZ.htm NZ Sites

NZ WEL

A couple of pieces of information for those planning to visit Wellington to do research.

The Museum of Wellington City and Sea has closed temporarily until January 2004.
The reason for this is to enable staff to further catalogue the Museum’s collection and to provide more documentation for research.

Wellington City Archives has its collection online for the public on site in their research room.

NZ WEL

Marriage registers from St John's in the City, Wellington for 1866 to 1892 are online with plans of updating to 1903. A Presbyterian Church.
http://www.stjohnsinthecity.org.nz/about/parish-registers.htm

NZ WEL

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlsgkb/ -- Society of Genealogists, Kapiti Branch

NZ WKT

On the off chance that there is anyone on the list that may have gone to Horotiu Primary
School (just north of
Hamilton.) We are having our 125th Jubilee next year.
And are looking for any information, interesting stories etc that anyone may have on the
School and District.
Thanks
Pauline Paterson P.PATERSON@xtra.co.nz

NZ WLD

http://www.greytown-hotel.co.nz/history.html  Greytown Hotel History.

NZ WORLD WAR

A couple of websites you may be interested in:
http://www.cwgc.org
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which will tell you the war cemetery where he was buried, and sometimes some useful background information.  Make a note of his Service Number.

http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/medals-and-personnel-records/index.html
The New Zealand Defence Force page for obtaining a copy of your relatives war records.  You're allowed 1 file free each year, $28 after that.  This is where his Service Number comes in handy.

http://www.nullus-anxietas.com/nzafmp/
The NZ Armed Forces Memorial Project, a collective effort to photograph every NZ war grave and make the images available online.  The images are not available yet, but keep an eye on it. 

NZ WRP

http://www.geocities.com/carterton_historical_society/  Carterton Historical Society.

NZS WKT

www.cambridgemuseum.org.nz
Cambridge  Museum's website
 “We are catering for family historians, students and social historians and will be adding new indexes, articles and news to the site every month.
Eris Parker
Cambridge Museum
cambridge-museum@xtra.co.nz

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