New Zealand Native Races
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Since 1946, there have been major influxes into New Zealand of people from other Polynesian islands of the South Pacific. They include Tongans, Samoans, Tahitians, Cook Islanders, Rarotongans, and Pitcairn Islanders. These people share an ancestral relationship with the Maori as well as a tradition of oral genealogies.
Significant steps have been made to preserve Maori whakapapa and other oral genealogies on audio tape. In addition, a considerable number of publications, government-created records, and oral genealogies provide differing views on Maori history, culture, affairs with government, and genealogies.
For Maori background and genealogical information, see:
Many genealogies are also available for review and research through the collection of the Family History Library (see New Zealand Genealogy). See the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- NEW ZEALAND - NATIVE RACES
- NEW ZEALAND - NATIVE RACES - GENEALOGIES
Collections of Maori genealogies are found at the Auckland Institute and Museum Library and the Alexander Turnbull Library in New Zealand. Archives New Zealand also has rich resources for Maori research. See New Zealand Archives and Libraries for the addresses.
- National Library of New Zealand - http://www.natlib.govt.nz/maori
- Archives New Zealand - http://www.archives.govt.nz/servicestomaori.php
- Auckland Museum (Maori Culture) - http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/?t=5