Family History – Locating Burials

If the burial took place in Christchurch start with

Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database
This database includes interments from the following cemeteries: Addington, Akaroa Anglican, Akaroa Catholic, Akaroa Dissenters, Avonhead, Barbadoes Street, Belfast, Bromley, Diamond Harbour, Duvauchelle, Kaituna, Le Bons Bay, Linwood, Little River, Lyttelton Anglican, Lyttelton Catholic, Lyttelton Public, Lyttelton RSA, Memorial Park, Pigeon Bay, Port Levy (St Pauls Anglican), Ruru Lawn, Rutherford, Sydenham, Waimairi, Wainui, Yaldhurst.

Records from the Banks Peninsula area are now included, but some older entries are very brief.

Note: There are only a small number of Barbadoes Street Cemetery records in the database.

Cemetery transcriptions, Christchurch
This CD ROM is available on the Family History computers on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, TūrangaFendalton Library and Upper Riccarton Library. Included are: transcriptions of headstones in the Memorial Park Cemetery to February 2002; the Ruru Lawn Cemetery to 2001; the Waimairi Cemetery to 1998. There are photographs and maps of all three cemeteries.

If the date of death is known, try these resources

If the date of death is not known, use

If the name of the cemetery has changed, look at

If the burial took place in Canterbury, but outside Christchurch, try

If the burial took place elsewhere in New Zealand, try

If there was an unnatural death or an accident, look at

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