Discover your family’s history using online resources.
What's in a name? Sometimes comedy. Joyce looks back with fondness at some of her favourite names she's found in family history research.
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Free remotely until 30 September. Trace your family history. Includes records from U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
A family history & genealogy website covering U.K., Ireland, Australia, N.Z., Canada, U.S., Papua New Guinea & the Pacific Islands.
Digitised NZ newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries & parliamentary papers from 1839 to 1945. Coverage incl The Press from 1861 to 1945.
Archway is Archives New Zealand’s system for documenting government records which can be useful in family history research.
Explore this resource that explains the origins of Christchurch street and place names.
Search millions of digitized pages from the British Library’s vast newspaper collection from the 1700s onwards. (In library use only)
Auckland Museum's digital social space where families & researchers can share & contribute to the records of those who served.
Search and order New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM).
Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", is a collection of govt-related reports.
Christchurch City Libraries provides family history researchers with computers configured to make your family history research easier.
Copies of the New Zealand Gazette and related publications from 1841 to the present.
This database covers interments in Christchurch City Council managed cemeteries.
FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. NZ records include probates and passenger lists.
Digital archive of full text and full image newspapers dating back to the 18th century.
Birth, death & marriage records from 48 countries, U.S. & U.K. censuses, immigration, military & tombstone records & family tree profiles.