Genealogy Resources



Ancestry Library Edition – Research your family history

Online Cenotaph database – from Auckland Museum: lists those who died as a result of war service

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Find War Dead – Casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. – Genealogy resources from the Church of Latter Day Saints website

Find My Past Australia/NZ – millions of records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Central Library only

FreeBMD – Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales

NZ Births, Deaths and Marriages Online – (Dept of Internal Affairs)

NZDF archives – Personnel Records and Medals – from NZDF Archives at Trentham Military Camp

New South Wales Births, Deaths + Marriages 

Trove – Digitised newspapers and more, from National Library of Australia


Auckland cemeteries – burial and cremations search

Christchurch Cemetery Search and other cemetery links

Manawatu Cemeteries
– records for Feilding, Halcombe, Kimbolton, Pohangina and adjoining areas

Palmerston North – Terrace End & Kelvin Grove & Cremations

Tararua Cemeteries (Woodville and surounding area)



Documents and images can be scanned on any of our Public photocopiers and sent directly to an email address.

Or use the digitisation station in the Heritage area on the 2nd floor of the City Library.  This flatbed scanner can digitise negatives and positive colour slides, as well as general printed photographs and documents.