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Browse the history of Waimakariri District
Genealogy is a rapidly growing hobby. The library has a variety of books that might help with your research. General guides to genealogical research can help you get started - you will find these on our library shelves at 929.1.
The library has access to Memories and the NZ Genealogist Magazine.
Book at the desk if you would like to use the microfiche reader.
If you are on a library network, you can access this resource free on this link. Ancestrylibrary
You might like to join the Waimakariri branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists to learn from other genealogists. They meet at 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Rangiora Brass Band Rooms, Northbrook Road, Rangiora. The Canterbury branch of NZSG also has a very extensive library collection.
The local museums and historical records societies also have valuable resources such as photographs and old local newspapers.
In the libraries you can access the Waimakariri District Burial Records CD compiled by the Waimakariri branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists in 2006, covering 17,260 entries from public and private cemeteries, including headstone transcriptions. This is available for searching in the libraries only, or email your query via our contact form. Locations and histories of cemeteries within the district and also burial plot maps can be found on our Cemeteries within the Waimakariri District page. There is also an alphabetical listing for St Barnabas Church cemetery in Woodend on that page. Cemeteries administered by the Waimakariri District Council can be searched on the Council's Cemeteries Database.