Finding the dearly departed of Canterbury

Christchurch City Libraries prides itself on providing a wide range of family history resources to its customers. These include microfilm, newspapers,  electronic resources and our very own informed staff.

One of these electronic resources is Christchurch Cemeteries Database. This resource is a great start when exploring your Cantabrian ancestors. It covers interments in the Christchurch City Council cemeteries (but not privately owned cemeteries such as St Peter’s, Upper Riccarton, or the Avonside Anglican Cemetery) and Banks Peninsula cemeteries. It allows you to explore local information first before taking on resources such as Ancestry and Find My Past that cover genealogical information from further afield.

You can access this and many other electronic resources at your local library or through our website using your library card and password/PIN.

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