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The term genealogy is used in this outline and in the Family History Library Catalog to describe a variety of records containing family information gathered by individuals, other researchers, societies, or archives. These records may include pedigree charts, compiled information on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. Genealogies can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are compiled from other sources of information, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.  
 
The term genealogy is used in this outline and in the Family History Library Catalog to describe a variety of records containing family information gathered by individuals, other researchers, societies, or archives. These records may include pedigree charts, compiled information on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. Genealogies can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are compiled from other sources of information, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.  
  
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The Family History Library has several sources that contain previous research which can lead you to others who are interested in sharing family information. These sources include:  
 
The Family History Library has several sources that contain previous research which can lead you to others who are interested in sharing family information. These sources include:  
  
*'''International Genealogical Index (IGI).''' The IGI provides names, birth dates and places, christening dates and places, marriage dates and places for millions of deceased British and hundreds of thousands of deceased New Zealanders. The IGI is available on microfiche and on compact disc as part of FamilySearch.
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*'''International Genealogical Index (IGI).''' The IGI provides names, birth dates and places, christening dates and places, marriage dates and places for millions of deceased British and hundreds of thousands of deceased New Zealanders. The IGI is available on microfiche and on compact disc as part of FamilySearch.<br><br>
  
Because of patronymic naming customs among the Maori people, the International Genealogical Index arranges these records under both the given name and the surname. On the compact disc edition, you can search for just the surname or under both the given name and the surname.  
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:Because of patronymic naming customs among the Maori people, the International Genealogical Index arranges these records under both the given name and the surname. On the compact disc edition, you can search for just the surname or under both the given name and the surname.<br><br>
  
*'''Ancestral File.''' This file is a part of FamilySearch and contains lineage-linked family history information in family groups and pedigrees that has been contributed since 1979. As of June, 1998, the file contains the names of millions of persons, including many thousands of New Zealand families. Ancestral File can print pedigree charts, family group records, and individual summary sheets for any person in the file.  
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*'''Ancestral File.''' This file is a part of FamilySearch and contains lineage-linked family history information in family groups and pedigrees that has been contributed since 1979. As of June, 1998, the file contains the names of millions of persons, including many thousands of New Zealand families. Ancestral File can print pedigree charts, family group records, and individual summary sheets for any person in the file.<br><br>
*'''Family Group Records Archives.''' Gathered submissions by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are over 8 million families listed. This includes many New Zealand and Maori families. These records include: the Archive Section, the Old Patron Section and the Patron Section. The film numbers are listed in the Author/Title search of the microfiche version of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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*'''Family Group Records Archives.''' Gathered submissions by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are over 8 million families listed. This includes many New Zealand and Maori families. These records include: the Archive Section, the Old Patron Section and the Patron Section. The film numbers are listed in the Author/Title search of the microfiche version of the Family History Library Catalog under:<br><br>
  
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. GENEALOGY SOCIETY. FAMILY GROUP RECORDS COLLECTION  
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::CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. GENEALOGY SOCIETY. FAMILY GROUP RECORDS COLLECTION<br><br>
  
*'''British Vital Records Index.''' This is an index containing 4.5 million entries of births, marriages and christenings from each country in the British Isles. This is available on CD through the Salt Lake Distribution or foreign country Family History Service Center (write to the Salt Lake Family History Library for addresses and telephone numbers).
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*'''British Vital Records Index.''' This is an index containing 4.5 million entries of births, marriages and christenings from each country in the British Isles. This is available on CD through the Salt Lake Distribution or foreign country Family History Service Center (write to the Salt Lake Family History Library for addresses and telephone numbers).<br><br>
 
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*K.A. Johnson and M.R. Sainty, ''The Genealogical Research Directory.'' Sydney, Australia: the authors, 1985- . (Family History Library book {{FHL|1057457|title-id|disp=929.1025 G286grd}}.)
K.A. Johnson &amp; M.R. Sainty, ''The Genealogical Research Directory.'' Sydney, Australia: the authors, 1985- . (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1057457&disp=1985%20%20&columns=*,0,0 929.1025 G286grd].)  
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=== Family Histories  ===
 
=== Family Histories  ===
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Unpublished and manuscript family histories are sometimes found in special collections of universities and colleges and with private individuals. These unpublished family histories are generally inaccessible for research unless you can contact a representative of the family who deposited them.  
 
Unpublished and manuscript family histories are sometimes found in special collections of universities and colleges and with private individuals. These unpublished family histories are generally inaccessible for research unless you can contact a representative of the family who deposited them.  
  
=== Printing Your Family History ===
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Tilmouth, James. A Mariner Among The Maoris. A history of James Heberley eldest child of John Jacob Heberley. John Jacob a native of Germany who was captured at sea, and taken to Weymouth to start a new life, and settled there and married Elizabeth Curtis on 2 Jan. 1809. Their son James born at Weymouth, 22 Jan. 1810 and died in Picton New Zealand 26 September 1899, had 3 brothers, and at age 11, went to sea. He had a hard life until he got to New Zealand in 1830, where he married a Maori lady Te Wai Nahi, 13 December 1841. They had 8 children. James became the first Pilot for Wellington and The Sounds. He also claimed to be the first man to reach the summit of Mount Egmont on Christmas Day 1839, in company of Dr. Ernst Dieffenbach assisted by maori porters. Article has a picture of James, also another one with his wife Te Wai Nahi, and a sketch of Mount Egmont, with maori folk in the foreground. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XV, no.3, November 1988, pages 171-174, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h <br>
  
Pulling together a family history is not an easy task, but it is without question one of the most rewarding activities you can be doing with your time. The end product will provide a wonderful depository for family stories, traditions, and other memories. The fruits of you labors will be appreciated for generations to come.
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=== Writing and Sharing Your Family History  ===
  
[http://pmpc.byu.edu/Copy/family_history/index.php Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center] offers&nbsp;facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their&nbsp;family histories. Their consultants&nbsp;can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist&nbsp;in the printing process.
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Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:<br>
 
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Print and Mail Production Center's facilities include state of the art digital printing equipment, offset presses, and a full service bindery.
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See also [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/A_Guide_to_Printing_Your_Family_History A Guide To Printing Your Family History]
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*It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
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*It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
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*It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
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*It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.<br>
  
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:See also:
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:*[[Create a Family History]]
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:*[[Writing Your Family and Personal History]]
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:*[[A Guide to Printing Your Family History]]
  
 
=== Genealogical Collections  ===
 
=== Genealogical Collections  ===
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The Family History Library has a few collections of genealogical material for New Zealand families. These may include published and unpublished collections of family histories and lineages, as well as the research files of prominent genealogists. One of the more significant collections in the Family History Library pertains to the Maori whakapaka (genealogies). One of the major genealogical collections is:  
 
The Family History Library has a few collections of genealogical material for New Zealand families. These may include published and unpublished collections of family histories and lineages, as well as the research files of prominent genealogists. One of the more significant collections in the Family History Library pertains to the Maori whakapaka (genealogies). One of the major genealogical collections is:  
  
New Zealand oral genealogy project. ''Oral Genealogy Interview[s] 1973-1979.'' (Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=990404 990404].) This film inventories the oral genealogies of many of the New Zealand Maori tribal nations. It is a detailed inventory of audio taped oral interviews conducted by Irene Davies in behalf of the Family History Department, along with the audio tape numbers.  
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*New Zealand oral genealogy project. ''Oral Genealogy Interview[s] 1973-1979.'' (Family History Library film {{FHL|990404|film|disp=990404}}.) This film inventories the oral genealogies of many of the New Zealand Maori (Polynesian natives of New Zealand) tribal nations. It is a detailed inventory of audio taped oral interviews conducted by Irene Davies in behalf of the Family History Department, along with the audio tape numbers.<br><br>
  
There are also collections of some Maori whakapapa at the Temple View Family History Center in New Zealand. Permission from the families may be needed to view some of these records.  
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:There are also collections of some Maori whakapapa at the Temple View Family History Center in New Zealand. Permission from the families may be needed to view some of these records.
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:For further Maori background and genealogical information, see:
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::*[[New Zealand Maori cultural traits and historical background|Maori customs and historical background]] Wiki page explaining genealogical culture.
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::*[[New Zealand Maori Research Ideas|Maori research ideas]] Wiki page with sources and places for genealogical research.
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::*[[New Zealand Native Races]] Wiki page briefly explains their oral genealogies.<br><br>
  
 
A few New Zealand family histories are available in the Family History Library, normally listed under the surname of the family. Some collections of New Zealand pedigrees for the Maori are found in:  
 
A few New Zealand family histories are available in the Family History Library, normally listed under the surname of the family. Some collections of New Zealand pedigrees for the Maori are found in:  
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ''Genealogical Department Records Processing Division/Manual Processing Collections, 1949-1981''. Salt Lake City, Utah: 1989. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1553385 1553385]-391.)  
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ''Genealogical Department Records Processing Division/Manual Processing Collections, 1949-1981''. Salt Lake City, Utah: 1989. (Family History Library films {{FHL|1553385|film|disp=1553385}}-391.)
  
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple View Branch Genealogical Library (New Zealand). ''Family Group Sheets, April 1958-January 1984.'' Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1363907 1363907]-915; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1363904 1363904]-905; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1363916 1363916]-935.)  
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*The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple View Branch Genealogical Library (New Zealand). ''Family Group Sheets, April 1958-January 1984.'' Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films {{FHL|1363907|film|disp=1363907}}-915; {{FHL|1363904|film|disp=1363904}}-905; {{FHL|1363916|film|disp=1363916}}-935.)
  
Cole, William A. ''The Cole-Jenson Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=1358001 1358001]-009.)  
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*Cole, William A. ''The Cole-Jenson Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films {{FHL|1358001|film|disp=1358001}}-009.)<br><br>
  
The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has created several major New Zealand record collections.&nbsp; For information go to http://www.genealogy.org.nz/Member_Services_9.aspx  
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The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has created several major New Zealand record collections. For information go to http://www.genealogy.org.nz/Member_Services_9.aspx  
  
A few genealogical collections are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under the following&nbsp;:  
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A few genealogical collections are listed in Place search of the Family History Library Catalog under the following:  
  
NEW ZEALAND - GENEALOGY  
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:'''NEW ZEALAND - GENEALOGY'''
  
NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND] - GENEALOGY  
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:'''NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND] - GENEALOGY'''
  
NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND], [TOWN] - GENEALOGY  
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:'''NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND], [TOWN] - GENEALOGY'''<br><br>
  
 
Because much of New Zealand’s European population came from Great Britain, searches of British compiled sources should be made. The following publications are some which list sources for published family histories and pedigrees or give biographical information:  
 
Because much of New Zealand’s European population came from Great Britain, searches of British compiled sources should be made. The following publications are some which list sources for published family histories and pedigrees or give biographical information:  
  
Marshall, George W. ''The Genealogist’s Guide''. Reprint of 1903 ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company 1980. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=929.142+M356g+ 929.142 M356g] 1980.)  
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*Marshall, George W. ''The Genealogist’s Guide''. Reprint of 1903 ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company 1980. (Family History Library book {{FHL|929.142 M356g |disp=929.142 M356g}} 1980.)  
 
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*Stephens, Leslie and Sidney Lee. ''Dictionary of National Biography''. Reprint. Oxford, Massachusetts: Oxford University Press, 1993. (Family History Library book {{FHL|920.042 D561n |disp=920.042 D561n}} 1993, 22 vols..)<br><br>
Stephens, Leslie and Sidney Lee. ''Dictionary of National Biography''. Reprint. Oxford, Massachusetts: Oxford University Press, 1993. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=920.042+D561n+ 920.042 D561n] 1993, 22 vols..)  
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If you find your surname in any of the sources described in this section, determine whether the entry actually pertains to your family. One way to help determine if a published or printed family history relates to your family is to note the locality of the surname. Often, you will have to do some additional research before you can connect your ancestry to families listed in these sources.  
 
If you find your surname in any of the sources described in this section, determine whether the entry actually pertains to your family. One way to help determine if a published or printed family history relates to your family is to note the locality of the surname. Often, you will have to do some additional research before you can connect your ancestry to families listed in these sources.  
  
=== External Links ===
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*http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/index.html  
 
*http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/index.html  
 
*http://www.angelfire.com/bc/Vincina/  
 
*http://www.angelfire.com/bc/Vincina/  
*http://www.cyndislist.com/newzealand.html
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New Zealand Gotoarrow.png Genealogy

The term genealogy is used in this outline and in the Family History Library Catalog to describe a variety of records containing family information gathered by individuals, other researchers, societies, or archives. These records may include pedigree charts, compiled information on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. Genealogies can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are compiled from other sources of information, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

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Major Collections and Databases

The Family History Library has several sources that contain previous research which can lead you to others who are interested in sharing family information. These sources include:

  • International Genealogical Index (IGI). The IGI provides names, birth dates and places, christening dates and places, marriage dates and places for millions of deceased British and hundreds of thousands of deceased New Zealanders. The IGI is available on microfiche and on compact disc as part of FamilySearch.

Because of patronymic naming customs among the Maori people, the International Genealogical Index arranges these records under both the given name and the surname. On the compact disc edition, you can search for just the surname or under both the given name and the surname.

  • Ancestral File. This file is a part of FamilySearch and contains lineage-linked family history information in family groups and pedigrees that has been contributed since 1979. As of June, 1998, the file contains the names of millions of persons, including many thousands of New Zealand families. Ancestral File can print pedigree charts, family group records, and individual summary sheets for any person in the file.

  • Family Group Records Archives. Gathered submissions by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are over 8 million families listed. This includes many New Zealand and Maori families. These records include: the Archive Section, the Old Patron Section and the Patron Section. The film numbers are listed in the Author/Title search of the microfiche version of the Family History Library Catalog under:

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. GENEALOGY SOCIETY. FAMILY GROUP RECORDS COLLECTION

  • British Vital Records Index. This is an index containing 4.5 million entries of births, marriages and christenings from each country in the British Isles. This is available on CD through the Salt Lake Distribution or foreign country Family History Service Center (write to the Salt Lake Family History Library for addresses and telephone numbers).

  • K.A. Johnson and M.R. Sainty, The Genealogical Research Directory. Sydney, Australia: the authors, 1985- . (Family History Library book 929.1025 G286grd.)

Family Histories

Some New Zealand families have produced histories or newsletters that may include genealogical information, biographies, photographs, and other excellent information. These usually include several generations of the family.

The Family History Library has a few published New Zealand family histories and newsletters. Copies at the Family History Library are listed in the Surname search of the Family History Library Catalog. Not every name found in a family history will be listed in the catalog. Only the major surnames discussed in a family history are included. The National Library of New Zealand also has a collection of family histories.

Unpublished and manuscript family histories are sometimes found in special collections of universities and colleges and with private individuals. These unpublished family histories are generally inaccessible for research unless you can contact a representative of the family who deposited them.

Tilmouth, James. A Mariner Among The Maoris. A history of James Heberley eldest child of John Jacob Heberley. John Jacob a native of Germany who was captured at sea, and taken to Weymouth to start a new life, and settled there and married Elizabeth Curtis on 2 Jan. 1809. Their son James born at Weymouth, 22 Jan. 1810 and died in Picton New Zealand 26 September 1899, had 3 brothers, and at age 11, went to sea. He had a hard life until he got to New Zealand in 1830, where he married a Maori lady Te Wai Nahi, 13 December 1841. They had 8 children. James became the first Pilot for Wellington and The Sounds. He also claimed to be the first man to reach the summit of Mount Egmont on Christmas Day 1839, in company of Dr. Ernst Dieffenbach assisted by maori porters. Article has a picture of James, also another one with his wife Te Wai Nahi, and a sketch of Mount Egmont, with maori folk in the foreground. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XV, no.3, November 1988, pages 171-174, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Writing and Sharing Your Family History

Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:

  • It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
  • It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
  • It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
  • It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
See also:

Genealogical Collections

The Family History Library has a few collections of genealogical material for New Zealand families. These may include published and unpublished collections of family histories and lineages, as well as the research files of prominent genealogists. One of the more significant collections in the Family History Library pertains to the Maori whakapaka (genealogies). One of the major genealogical collections is:

  • New Zealand oral genealogy project. Oral Genealogy Interview[s] 1973-1979. (Family History Library film 990404.) This film inventories the oral genealogies of many of the New Zealand Maori (Polynesian natives of New Zealand) tribal nations. It is a detailed inventory of audio taped oral interviews conducted by Irene Davies in behalf of the Family History Department, along with the audio tape numbers.

There are also collections of some Maori whakapapa at the Temple View Family History Center in New Zealand. Permission from the families may be needed to view some of these records.
For further Maori background and genealogical information, see:

A few New Zealand family histories are available in the Family History Library, normally listed under the surname of the family. Some collections of New Zealand pedigrees for the Maori are found in:

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department Records Processing Division/Manual Processing Collections, 1949-1981. Salt Lake City, Utah: 1989. (Family History Library films 1553385-391.)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple View Branch Genealogical Library (New Zealand). Family Group Sheets, April 1958-January 1984. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films 1363907-915; 1363904-905; 1363916-935.)
  • Cole, William A. The Cole-Jenson Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah. 1984. (Family History Library films 1358001-009.)

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists has created several major New Zealand record collections. For information go to http://www.genealogy.org.nz/Member_Services_9.aspx

A few genealogical collections are listed in Place search of the Family History Library Catalog under the following:

NEW ZEALAND - GENEALOGY
NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND] - GENEALOGY
NEW ZEALAND, [ISLAND], [TOWN] - GENEALOGY

Because much of New Zealand’s European population came from Great Britain, searches of British compiled sources should be made. The following publications are some which list sources for published family histories and pedigrees or give biographical information:

  • Marshall, George W. The Genealogist’s Guide. Reprint of 1903 ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company 1980. (Family History Library book 929.142 M356g 1980.)
  • Stephens, Leslie and Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography. Reprint. Oxford, Massachusetts: Oxford University Press, 1993. (Family History Library book 920.042 D561n 1993, 22 vols..)

If you find your surname in any of the sources described in this section, determine whether the entry actually pertains to your family. One way to help determine if a published or printed family history relates to your family is to note the locality of the surname. Often, you will have to do some additional research before you can connect your ancestry to families listed in these sources.

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