Genealogy / Whakapapa


Genealogy / Whakapapa

Waitaki District Cemetery Search

Births, Deaths and Marriages
An index to historical New Zealand records.

Register of Otago & Southland Marriages 1848 to 1920
This register includes all indexed New Zealand Presbyterian Marriages for the regions of Otago and Southland up to 1935.

Otago-Nominal-Index to 1876
Find Records - Otago Nominal Index, University of Otago, New Zealand

Otago-Nominal-Index to 1876 searches electoral rolls and street directories for Otago and Southland. Names from the Otago Police Gazette are currently being added.

Family Search
Website of world-wide genealogical resources and family trees by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Papers Past
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 93 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Southern Regional News Index
This is a selective index of articles from local newspapers and other sources, compiled since 1993.

Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives contains reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.

Hansard, New Zealand Parliamentary Debates
An official record of debates has been kept continuously since 9 July 1867. Speeches made in the House of Representatives and the Legislative Council between 1867 and the commencement of Parliament in 1854 were compiled in 1885 from earlier newspaper reports, and this compilation also forms part of the New Zealand Hansard record.

National Library of New Zealand Cartographic Collection
The Cartographic Collection has over 60,000 historical and current maps, charts and atlases. It includes a number of maps available online.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Explore over 3,000 life stories originally published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Hocken Snapshot photographs
The Hocken Collections is home to a significant collection of photographs of New Zealand people and places. What you see here represents just a small sample of our extensive holdings.

Digital NZ
Find hidden NZ content.Uncover amazing aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more. Use DigitalNZ to discover millions of NZ items from the digital stores of libraries, museums, archives, communities, and government.

Retrolens - Historic Image Resource
Historic New Zealand aerial photographs.

Auckland Libraries Photographers database
A searchable database of New Zealand photographers and photographic studios.

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Otago & Southland Provincial Districts]
An overview of the region's people and business in 1905.

Online Cenotaph database
Online Cenotaph database is gathering point for the personal and official memory of people who served for New Zealand Aotearoa.

New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero
Search the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (formerly the Register) for information about New Zealand's significant heritage places, including Ngā Manawhenua o Aotearoa me ōna Kōrero Tūturu/National Historic Landmarks..

Archives & Manuscripts

Community Archive, National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
The Community Archive, New Zealand’s hub for archival collections. Here you will find treasures of our past and present. Contributors range from individuals and small local organisations through to large institutions with nationally-significant collections.

New Zealand Acts as Enacted
1950 New Zealand Acts As Enacted (

This database has been provided by the Parliamentary Counsel Office and is a database of New Zealand Acts from 1841 to 2007 as originally enacted.

Otago Provincial Ordinances 1854-
This database searches Otago, other Provincial Ordinances, and other New Zealand legal documents.

Archives New Zealand Archway
Archives New Zealand Archway contains descriptions of over 5 million records that have been transferred and are continuing to be transferred from New Zealand government agencies.

Waitangi Tribunal Reports
Waitangi Tribunal: established as a permanent commission of inquiry under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. Its reports are available online.

Otago Register of Runs (R10366921)
Department of Lands and Survey, Dunedin District Office, from Archives New Zealand.

The New Zealand Official Yearbook from the Statistics New Zealand Yearbook Collection
The New Zealand Official Yearbook from the Statistics New Zealand Yearbook Collection provides a comprehensive statistical picture of life in New Zealand from 1893 to 2012.