Genealogy research is well supported by the resources in the New Zealand Room of the Tauranga City Library. Civil registration in New Zealand started in 1848. Printouts (ask for these as they contain more information) of births, deaths and marriages are available from Births, Deaths and Marriages and cost $25 for post 1874 and pre 1875.The Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 came into force on 25 January 2009.

Historical Births, Deaths and Marriages can also now be searched online The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:
  • Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
  • Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
  • Marriages and eventually Civil Unions that occurred 80 years ago
  • Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.

Adoption - New Zealand
Australia - Genealogy Research
Births - Genealogy Research
Book collections in the New Zealand Reference Collection
Cemeteries - New Zealand
Deaths - Genealogy Research
Directories in the New Zealand Room
Divorces - Genealogy Research
Electoral Rolls
Government Publications
Journals for Genealogists
Katikati Archives
Marriages - Genealogy Research
Microfiche
Microfilm
New Zealand Room - FAQ's
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Index Version 5
New Zealand - Genealogy Research
Newspapers
Rates Books
School Magazines
United Kingdom - Genealogy Research
Vertical File - Biographies
Vertical File - New Zealand Room
War Deaths
Whakapapa Research
Wills - Genealogy Research

Other useful websites include:
Archives New Zealand - personal identity research
New Zealand History - websites for family history research
Ancestry.com - can be accessed from all Tauranga City Libraries
Helen's page of NZ history - covering mainly Wellington and mid to lower North Island
Family Search (LDS) - Family Search is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations
NZ Government - research your family history
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - six volumes from 1897 - 1908, includes information on local towns and districts, government departments, individuals, businesses, clubs and societies
NZ Society of Genealogists
NZ Defence Force personnel records
Passenger lists for Auckland 1838-1889 and 1909-1921 - Auckland City Library
Varcoe's NZ marriages index -
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
History of Te Puke - site representative is Christine Clement author of two books on the history of Te Puke and the local families

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