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Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives *COMPLETED*
« on: Thursday 05 May 05 03:09 BST (UK) »
To help fellow researchers I've listed some on-line databases and some museums with professional research services.

Please don't post search requests to this post, instead start a new topic.

Happy hunting, riley

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Cyndi's List - New Zealand:
http://www.cyndislist.com/newzealand.htm
A database of websites and resources dealing with New Zealand genealogy

Auckland City Library - History and Genealogy databases:
http://www.aucklandlibrary.co.nz/general.aspx?ct=151&id=2790

New Zealand Family history @ Christchurch City Libraries:
http://library.christchurch.org.nz/FamilyHistory/PassengerLists/WhichPort/
Try this page for some ideas about where to look if you don't know the port of arrival,
and this page for resources if your ancestors arrived at Nelson, Greymouth, or Otago:
http://library.christchurch.org.nz/FamilyHistory/PassengerLists/SouthIsland/

Peter & Denise’s Stuff
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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/OurStuff.htm

NZ Society of Genealogists
http://www.genealogy.org.nz/
Search the on-line surname lists of Members Interests and, under Services, for similar lists of the First Families Collections Index and Strays & More.

Hocken’s Lists
http://www.ngaiopress.com/drhocken.htm
In an appendix to his 1898 book, 'Contributions to the Early History of New Zealand (Otago)’, Dr Hocken published lists of passenger arrivals from vessels despatched from Great Britain to the Settlement of Otago, between 1847 and 1850. These ships arrived at Port Chalmers between March 1848 and January 1851. Hocken gave additional information about what some individuals did between their arrival and 1898. He also noted where some individuals were living in 1898.

Otago Nominal Index to 1876
http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/oni/default.html
The index holds over 241,000 records from Electoral Rolls, Street Directories and Police Gazettes for Otago and Southland.

Otago Settlers Museum
http://www.otago.settlers.museum/
Excellent research services for those whose ancestors arrived or lived in Otago.

Canterbury Museum, Christchurch – Documentary Research Centre.
http://www.cantmus.govt.nz/museum_highlights.asp?subcat=102
Ditto for those researching in Canterbury.

New Zealand Bound
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~nzbound/
This well-structured and wide-ranging website is a cornucopia of information of passenger lists, descriptions of ports, transcriptions of contemporary newspapers listing passengers, nautical terminology, etc.

Petone Settlers Museum
http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/council/services/recreation/settlers/
This museum holds records of passengers who arrived in early Wellington.

Puke Ariki - Taranaki Area Passenger Arrivals 1852 - 1885
http://dbtxt.npdc.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/textbase/shipping/NPshipping.htm

New Zealand Museums.
http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/
A list of museums in NZ which genealogists might find useful for local history research.

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives.
http://archives.presbyterian.org.nz/
Includes on-line marriage indexes for a variety of areas and a Register of Ministers. Thanks to Karen Donnelly Quinn for the reference.

The West Coast of the South Island was the site of a gold rush in the 1860’s and the region's population exploded. Many Kiwi’s can trace an ancestor back to the West Coast. There were two ports of arrival, Greymouth and Hokitika, both of which have very good museums with research facilities:

The West Coast Historical Museum
PO Box 171
Hokitika 7900
New Zealand
Email: hokimuseum@xtra.co.nz

History House Museum in Greymouth
http://www.history-house.co.nz/

Find your Family on the Internet. A New Zealand Guide.
by Ros Henry. Longacre Press 2005
ISBN 1 877361 09 7
SB 152pp Price: NZ$29.95.
This book will help genealogists make the most of online resources. The author has experience with all the sites mentioned and provides evaluations, advice, and examples of information provided. Sites are not exclusive to New Zealand and include search engines, census, pay to view and government databases, message-boards, etc. The United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Australia are also covered, making this a very thorough reference with international application. Many pages have sidebars providing advice and examples. Very highly recommended.
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HEALEY - IRL?
MURDOCH - Wigtownshire SCT, Otago and Westland NZ
PALING - Nottinghamshire ENG
RILEY - Flamborough; Cottingham; South Dalton ERY, Manitoba CAN, & London ENG
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TERNAN/TIERNAN - Dublin IRL

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Re: Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 February 06 02:50 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 February 06 04:46 GMT (UK) »
Bayley, Dorset, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire and others.
Antrobus, Somerset/Glouster
Skelton, Heslington, Yorkshire
James, Norfolk, and London
Delasalle, London area
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Re: Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives
« Reply #4 on: Friday 10 February 06 02:30 GMT (UK) »
One I have found quite useful -

South Dunedin Electoral Rolls for 1893, 1896, 1899, 1902, 1905, 1911, 1914, 1919, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1935, 1938

Stones Trade Directories for 1894, 1903, 1912, 1920, 1929, 1939

http://caversham.otago.ac.nz/dbaccess/

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Re: Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 19 February 06 13:07 GMT (UK) »


Heres a site that maybe of interest .... !!

http://www.heritagehelp.co.nz/memorial.html

Annie  :)
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http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

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http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
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Re: Some resources for genealogists researching NZ relatives
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 05:12 GMT (UK) »


Lots of good stuff in here!!  ;)

http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/index.html

Annie  :) :)
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http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407191115/http://manchestersoldiers.webs.com

http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel -  because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ! Dr. Seuss

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 01 March 06 20:31 GMT (UK) »

And heres a site from "one of our own"!!!!! .... terrific stuff!

http://nzgenealogy.rootschat.net/

Annie  ;) ;)
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http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407191115/http://manchestersoldiers.webs.com

http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel -  because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ! Dr. Seuss

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