eBooks and Audiobooks free from the library.
Browse the history of Waimakariri District
A free database of all names published in NZ newspaper death notices since December 2006.
Archway is the database of over 1.5 million records held in the four Archives offices.
From Christchurch City Libraries.
Caring for family papers
Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to this gathering point for the personal and official memory of people who served for New Zealand Aotearoa.
Have a wealth of information and a beginner's guide to researching your family history.
We commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
Our cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 154 countries across the world.
Commonwealth War Graves
Excellent guide from DigitalNZ on scanning, digitising or digitally copying old family pictures, records and documents.
Passenger lists for ships to Canterbury which carried assisted immigrants - from the Christchurch City Libraries archives collection.
Search for your ancestors in the Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories.
Database of places in New Zealand of interest to genealogists and historians, including cemeteries, churches, crematoriums, orphanages, memorials and funeral directors
The historic data available for you to search is limited so that people or families who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:
Births Deaths and Marriages
Identifies genealogical resources to assist in locating which New Zealand bound ship an immigrant ancestor was aboard.
Contact others researching family names.
NZ genealogy forum
Has an extensive list of web links for family history research
Has an extensive range of shipping passenger lists and shipboard diaries.
Has printable forms and charts to help you record your research.
NZ Society of Genealogists
NZ war medal roll, naturalisation lists, pioneer rolls and much more.
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1948 and includes 119 publications from all regions of New Zealand.
Full-text volumes of The Cyclopedia of New Zealand from the NZ Electronic Text Centre
Has a very good guide to researching family history.
The National Library of New Zealand
The information available is sourced from historic Council records and while we have made every effort to ensure its accuracy, we are aware that there may be errors and omissions. If you find records that are incomplete or not correct, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 03 311 8900 so that we can update our database.
Go to cemetery search
Links to cemeteries with online searchable databases