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Record Description

This collection includes records from 1862-1962. These records include a card file index of individuals residing in or near "Albertland," an area north of Auckland. The index was gathered from various sources including "Halfpenny scrapbook," "Passenger List from Auckland Museum Library," "Taylor scrapbook," "J. Grant clippings" and others. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by surname. They list references to obituaries, passenger lists, cemetery transcriptions, area histories, land records, newspaper items and source citations.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962.

Record Content

Index records may contain the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Other relatives
  • Birth and death dates
  • Age at event
  • Place of event
  • Date of event

How to Use the Record

Obituaries from newspapers and magazines often add to information found in civil registration or church records. Cemetery records often list relatives of the deceased. Relatives may be buried in connecting plots. Land records often give additional family information, such as the names of a spouse, children, heirs, other relatives, or neighbors.

Search the Collection

To search by index:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the “Surname Range” category which takes you to the images

Search the collection by looking at an image and comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Search the records for family members of your ancestor.
  • You may need to search using an alternate or nickname.
  • Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community.
  • See the section Related FamilySearch Historical Records for more collections to further your research.

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Don't overlook FHL Place New Zealand, Auckland items or FHL Keyword New Zealand, Auckland items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see New Zealand Archives and Libraries.

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How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index. ” Database. FamilySearch. accessed 2015. New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962.

Record Citation:

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962.


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