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''[[Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''''[[New_Zealand_Genealogy|New Zealand]]'''{{New Zealand-sidebar}}
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Guide to '''New Zealand ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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==Country Information==
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New Zealand is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its closest neighbours are [[Australia Genealogy|Australia]], [[New Caledonia Genealogy|New Caledonia]], [[Fiji Genealogy|Fiji]], and [[Tonga Genealogy|Tonga]]. It is part of the British Commonwealth. The official languages are English and Māori.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "New Zealand," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand, accessed 28 March 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with New Zealand Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with New Zealand research.
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/new-zealand-births-deaths-and-marriages-online/34 Using New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages Online] - Online tutorial
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*[[New Zealand Maori cultural traits and historical background|New Zealand Maori Research]]  
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=299.0 RootsChat New Zealand Resources and help pages] - Free
  
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<h3>New Zealand Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in New Zealand research.
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*[http://www.newzealandgenweb.org/ New Zealand GenWeb] - part of The WorldGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/ Dictionary of New Zealand Biography]<br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/ New Zealand Bound ship passenger lists]  
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:[[New Zealand Genealogy#More New Zealand Research Tools|''See More Research Tools'']]
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New Zealand lies in the S.W. Pacific Ocean, 2000km east of Australia.&nbsp; New Zealand consists of 2 major Islands - North and South Island, with Stewart Island below the South Island, and the Chatham Islands 500 miles east of Christchurch.&nbsp; New Zealand was first discovered in 1642 by Abel Tasman of Holland, who gave it its name.&nbsp; Captain James Cook claimed New Zealand as a British Colony in 1769. But this was not ratified until 1841 following the Treaty of Waitangi process of 1840.&nbsp;The Polynesian ([[New Zealand Maori cultural traits and historical background|Maoris]]) arrived around 1000A.D.&nbsp; The Chatham Islands were originally settled by Moriori people. Mount Cook (Mount Aoraki) is the highest mountain at 12,316ft. (3754metres) high.&nbsp; A wide range of temperatures, from tropical in the north, to dry cold in the south. <br>
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''See the FamilySearch tutorial&nbsp;''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/new-zealand-births-deaths-and-marriages-online/34 ''"New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages Online"''''&nbsp;''''']  
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==New Zealand  Map==
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[[File:New Zealand Regions.png]]
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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Regions in New Zealand:
| Auckland
 
| Kapiti&nbsp;
 
| Taranaki&nbsp;
 
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| Bay of Plenty
 
| King Country
 
| Waikato<br>
 
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| Canterbury
 
| Manawatu
 
| Wairarapa
 
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| Coromandel
 
| Marlborough
 
| Wairarapa South
 
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| East Cape
 
| Northland
 
| Wellington
 
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| Fiordland
 
| Otago
 
| Westland
 
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| Hawkes Bay
 
| Southland
 
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;Research Tools<br>  ==
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*Auckland
*Listing of all [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927083 records collections for New Zealand] available on FamilySearch.org
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*Bay of Plenty
 
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*Canterbury
''See the FamilySearch tutorial&nbsp;''[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/new-zealand-births-deaths-and-marriages-online/34 ''"New Zealand Births, Deaths, and Marriages Online"''''&nbsp;''''']
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*Coromandel
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*East Cape
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*Fiordland
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*Hawkes Bay
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*Kapiti
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*King Country
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*Manawatu
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*Marlborough
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*Northland
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*Otago
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*Southland
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*Taranaki
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*Waikato
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*Wairarapa
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*Wairarapa South
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*Wellington
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*Westland
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==More New Zealand Research Tools==
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Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in.  Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the New Zealand.
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*[http://fhr.kiwicelts.com/ Cemetery Locations] Murray Lynn's New Zealand Cemetery Database<br>
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*[https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/ Birth Marriages and Deaths online records] 
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*[http://www.bdm.govt.nz/ Births, Marriages and Deaths] for Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga
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*{{RecordSearch|2365063|New Zealand, Auckland, Waikumete Cemetery Records, 1886-1943}} — images
 
*[http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ Archives New Zealand]<br>  
 
*[http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ Archives New Zealand]<br>  
*[http://www.bdm.govt.nz/ Births, Marriages and Deaths] for Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga
 
*[https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/search/ Birth Marriages and Deaths] for online access to Historical Vital Records
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/newzealand Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - New Zealand]
 
*[http://fhr.kiwicelts.com/ Cemetery Locations] Murray Lynn's New Zealand Cemetery Database<br>
 
*[http://www.genealogy.org.nz/ New Zealand Society of Genealogists]&nbsp;Society members meet regularly in the many NZSG branches throughout New Zealand.
 
*[http://www.nzsgmig.com/ New Zealand Maori Interest Group] Special Interest Group No.76 of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Inc. An active group throughout New Zealand researching their Māori ancestry or whakapapa.<br>
 
*[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/New_Zealand_Maori_cultural_traits_and_historical_background New Zealand Maori] Wiki genealogical cultural background page with a link to research suggestions page.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~nzlwgw/index.html New Zealand GenWeb] part of The WorldGenWeb Project
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 
 
*[[New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[New Zealand Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|New Zealand Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
 
'''Libraries, Books and Newspapers'''
 
 
*[http://www.natlib.govt.nz/ National Library of New Zealand]
 
*[http://www.aucklandcitylibraries.com/DigitalLibrary/topicpages/Family-history.aspx Auckland Libraries] eResources and databases for researching family history and genealogy available in the Digital Library<br>
 
*[http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/FamilyHistory/ Christchurch Library] Find out what European New Zealand family history resources we hold or can access, what information you are going to find in those resources, and when you need to look elsewhere. Our main focus is Christchurch and Canterbury information from the 19th and early 20th century.<br>
 
*[http://www.library.otago.ac.nz/hocken/index.html Hocken Collection], University of Otago<br>
 
*[http://www.nzetc.org/ New Zealand ElectronicText Centre] Search and browse an open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University.<br>
 
*[http://www.enzb.auckland.ac.nz/ Early New Zealand Books] Keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century.<br>
 
*[http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Early NZ newspapers] from the National Library of New Zealand
 
*[http://nzdl.sadl.uleth.ca/cgi-bin/library?a=p&p=about&c=niupepa Early NZ newspapers in Te Reo Maori]<br>
 
 
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==== Historical and Regional Resources  ====
 
 
*[http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/ D][http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/ ictionary of New Zealand Biography]<br>
 
*[http://www.nzfamilyhistoryfair.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=78 New Zealand Early Settlers Locator]
 
 
*[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/handsonhistory/genealogy-links New Zealand History Online]<br>  
 
*[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/handsonhistory/genealogy-links New Zealand History Online]<br>  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nzbound/ New Zealand Bound] Dedicated to identifying genealogical resources to assist in locating which New Zealand bound ship an immigrant ancestor was aboard.<br>
 
 
*[http://nzfamilyhistoryfair.org.nz/ New Zealand's Family History Fair] An annual genealogy event which celebrates family, social &amp; local history. Held every August, during Family History Month at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton.<br>  
 
*[http://nzfamilyhistoryfair.org.nz/ New Zealand's Family History Fair] An annual genealogy event which celebrates family, social &amp; local history. Held every August, during Family History Month at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton.<br>  
 
*[http://timeframes.natlib.govt.nz Images] of New Zealand and the Pacific from the National Library of New Zealand<br>  
 
*[http://timeframes.natlib.govt.nz Images] of New Zealand and the Pacific from the National Library of New Zealand<br>  
 
*[http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/ Canterbury Transcriptions]
 
*[http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~ashleigh/ Canterbury Transcriptions]
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*1843 - 1997 {{RecordSearch|1865481|New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1997}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*1862 - 1962 {{RecordSearch|2212661|New Zealand, Auckland, Albertland Index, 1862-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?q=new%20zealand Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/1927083?region=New+Zealand Historical Records]
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=new%20zealand Family History Center locator map]
  
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The sovereignty of New Zealand was proclaimed and its courts established by Ordinance in 1841. Court records that may be useful for genealogical research are those of the Supreme Court 1841-1980 (renamed the High Court in 1980), Police Magistrates Courts 1846-1893, Resident Magistrates’ Courts 1893-1980, District Courts 1980-present, and Wardens’ Courts 1858-present. [[New Zealand Court Records|Read more...]]
 
 
 
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*Did your Ancestors live in Otago/Southland?&nbsp; The Otago Nominal Rolls Index (ONI) up to 1876 is available on line, showing [[Electoral Rolls of New Zealand and their Boundaries|electoral rolls and street directories]].
 
*New Zealand was a British colony where British soldiers served and sometimes remained following their military service. New Zealand-born soldiers also served in British regiments stationed in New Zealand. The military records contain information on all soldiers who served in the British military.
 
*There are School Admission, Progress and Withdrawls&nbsp;up to 1920, available at many New Zealand Libraries, or contact the nearest [http://www.genealogy.org.nz/ NZ Society of Genealogy Branch], and they will be able to tell you where they are located.
 
 
 
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Pacific Island Guide to Family History Research Gotoarrow.png New Zealand

New Zealand Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
New Zealand Background
Ethnicity
Local Research Resources

Guide to New Zealand ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

New Zealand is an island country in the Pacific Ocean. Its closest neighbours are Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. It is part of the British Commonwealth. The official languages are English and Māori.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with New Zealand Research

Links to articles on getting started with New Zealand research.

New Zealand Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in New Zealand research.

See More Research Tools


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New Zealand Map

New Zealand Regions.png

Regions

Regions in New Zealand:

  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Coromandel
  • East Cape
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Kapiti
  • King Country
  • Manawatu
  • Marlborough
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Waikato
  • Wairarapa
  • Wairarapa South
  • Wellington
  • Westland

More New Zealand Research Tools

Research tools can include resources that assist in locating correct records to search and determining the correct locality to search in. Below are links and Wiki articles to research tools in the New Zealand.

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "New Zealand," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand, accessed 28 March 2016.










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