Researching your family tree is a fascinating pastime.
At the Garden Place Library we have the resources both for those looking to make a start on their genealogy research, and for experienced researchers needing unique Waikato material. On these pages you can find out what we have in our Heritage collections to help you with your research.
Just getting started with your genealogy research? Check out our step-by-step guide for advice on how to begin.
Garden Place Library's Level 3 houses our family history resources. Click on the link for a full listing of what we have.
A volunteer from the Hamilton branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is also available on Thursday mornings from February to early December to help you with your research.
Selected Recommended Websites:
Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records (New Zealand)
Family Search (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
Papers Past (New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from the late 19th and early 20th century)
You may also like to check out our full list of family history websites
Family History Databases:
Searches Records for England, Scotland and Wales
Searches Records for Australia, New Zealand and Ireland
See also our New Zealand section on the Online Resources page which includes the Maaori Land Court Minute Books Index.