New Zealand Family History

Resources to help you search for your New Zealand ancestors online.

Ancestry Library Edition

Search electoral rolls, census, births, deaths and marriage records, Māori land claims and more. read more

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BDM search
Births, Deaths and Marriages Online

Search historic New Zealand birth, death and marriage registers from the Department of Internal Affairs.

New Zealand Society of Genealogists

Find contacts and information about the local New Zealand Society of Genealogists branch and genealogy in New Zealand.


Discover what life was really like in 19th and early 20th century New Zealand with these historic newspapers. Read birth and death notices, or browse the adverts and court pages of the era.

The Wilson Collection

Indexes to a range of public records for New Zealand births, deaths, burials, marriages, and other family announcements. Includes newspaper clipping listings and some shipping lists.