Useful websites for Family history research
Cemetery Interment Lists on the Internet
Cyndi's List - a highly-regarded list of genealogy sites on the Internet
Familysearch - a highly comprehensive database from the Latter Day Saints, lots of material from all over the world including images and it's all free!
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative . They host ROOTS-L , a mailing list for people who are interested in genealogy. You can view their lists and archives here. Also, check out their Surname List
Find a Grave - Contains records for 92 million grave records in 400,000 cemeteries in 200 countries.
A Memory Tree - A very useful site for finding recent death notices from all over New Zealand. Summaries of all notices published in New Zealand newspapers are available for a small charge.
Archives New Zealand - includes some very useful Research guides
Auckland City Libraries: History and Genealogy Digital Library - includes Auckland area shipping lists, crown grants and cemetery records; Armed Constabulary of NZ 1867-1877; Auckland Police Census 1842-1846.
Auckland Museum Cenotaph - a biographical database of all new Zealanders who have died in the 20th century in conflicts from South Africa to East Timor.
Births Deaths and Marriages - gives contact details, prices, etc or you can search the historical indexes.
Bibliography of Published New Zealand Family Histories - from the University of Waikato available in the FindNZ database.
Christchurch City Libraries - lots of useful information, including getting started tips and passenger lists.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography - the online edition of the 5-volume set
Digital NZ - Searches a wide variety of New Zealand material including newspapers, images, maps, film and audio.
Early New Zealand Settlers - Contains lists of New Zealand settlers 1642-1839 and 1840-1845
The Hocken Library, University of Otago - concentrates on the history and culture of New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica, with a special emphasis on the regions of Otago and Southland. See also the Otago Nominal Index and Varcoe's New Zealand Marriages database.
Land Information New Zealand - Information on how to track down land records
National Library of New Zealand - family history page. Also check the pages for Alexander Turnbull Library digital collections, including AtoJ's online (Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives 1858-1930) and Paperspast for historic newspapers..
Naturalisation Act - This site lists historic acts, of interest is the Naturalisation Acts notably 1864 and 1865 which listed names of person who had been naturalised.
New Zealand Disasters - Contains lists of people killed by New Zealand disasters including drownings, shipwrecks and Natural Disasters
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre - free online archive New Zealand texts. Including Cyclopedia of New Zealand
New Zealand Society of Genealogists
New Zealand Herald Obituaries - recent death notices from the New Zealand Herald.
Pearls Pad - various indexes for Northland, Auckland, Coromandel and Waikato.
University of Waikato -Some interesting resources in their digital collections, check out their historical maps of the Waikato and also their list of genealogy resources.
Cemetery Search - links to online cemetery databases.
Hamilton Online Cemetery Database- covers the three cemeteries operated by the Hamilton City Council
Kiwicelts - map and list of New Zealand cemeteries, some of which have online databases. Plus other useful genealogy resources for New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South America, shipping and maps.
Auckland area passenger arrivals - from Auckland City Libraries
Christchurch City Libraries - digitised passenger lists
Denise and Peter's stuff - includes over 1000 passsenger lists as well as other useful information
New Zealand Bound - including passenger lists and ship information, a site with many links.
New Zealand Maritime Index - search the index for vessels, organisations, subjects and people mentioned in books and magazines
Ships to New Zealand - includes ships of the Waikato immigration scheme
Cambridge Museum - historical and biographical information for Cambridge and surrounding districts.
Dent Family Connections - is the family history of Hamilton man Colin Dent, which includes a detailed history of the 4th Waikato militia and the nominal and detailed rolls which are searchable by name or number
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Hamilton branch
Morrinsville Heritage Centre
Te Awamutu - list of early Te Awamutu residents
Te Awamutu Museum
Thames NZ Genealogy - This blog has lots of useful information if researching Thames families.
The Treasury - This is a purpose built archive and family history centre in Thames, lots of useful information about Thames people on this site.
28 Maaori Battalion
The Journal of the Polynesian Society - The first 100 volumes of the journals 1892 to 1992 and searchable,useful for Maaori genealogies.
Maaori Land Online
New Zealand Society of Genealogists Maaori Interest Group
Whakapapa - from the Maaori Organisations of New Zealand page
Australian Cemeteries - gives access to records for many Australian cemeteries
Australian War Memorial - information on soldiers in several wars, honour rolls, nominal rolls, and links to useful contacts.
Coraweb - "An Australian Gateway Site for Tracing your Family History" which includes links to useful Australian genealogical information including Births, Deaths and Marriages information for each state.
New South Wales State Archives - site includes searchable shipping and arrival records, convict records and Naturalization 1834-1903.
Oz Gen Online - has links to many genealogy sites in Australia and worldwide
Public Record Office Victoria - is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. It holds records from the European settlement of Port Phillip district in the mid-1830s to today. Site includes searchable passenger lists and lists of convicts.
Mapping our Anzacs - Australian National Archives site with over 375,000 World War I service records (including chaplains and nurses and others).
Trove - historic Australian newspapers 1803-1982
Commonwealth War Graves Commission - includes the The "Debt of Honour Register" listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
Direct Gov - for ordering copies of birth, marriage and death certificates.
Digital library of historical directories - University of Leicester website that has digitised directories from 1750-1919 which include lists of names, addresses and occupations of the inhabitants of the counties and towns they describe.
DustyDocs- A portal to lots of sites from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
FreeBMD - An ongoing collaborative project the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, deaths and marriages for England and Wales and to make this information freely available on the internet. See also FreeCEN (census data) and FreeReg (parish registers). GenUKI church database - type in a placename and receive a list of churches within a specified distance, then look at general information about them as well as what records they have available. GenUKI homepage has links to a large range of British and Irish information.
London Lives - a fully searchable database of some 3.35 million names from London1690-1800
Medieval Soldiers database - Database of medieval soldiers in England from 1369 to 1453
The National Archives - includes a searchable catalogue and documents online note also their Kings Remembrancer database with records of taxation from 1173-1664.
Old Bailey - The proceedings of London's central criminal court searchable from 1674 to 1913.
Origins Network - a collaborative effort between the UK Society of Genealogists and Origins.net, which provides access to the Society's records covering the period 1568-1850. Searching is free but access to the records incurs a fee which allows 72 hours' continuous access. ( Tip : plan your searches in advance).
1911 Census - The National Archives of Ireland has released the full 1911 Census for Ireland. There is also information on what Ireland was like in 1911 and other interesting bits and pieces.
Griffiths Valuation - the first full scale property valuation in Ireland published between 1847-1864.
Irish Family History Foundation - a pay site, but you can search the indexes for free.
Irish Genealogy - Search the 1901 and 1911, Census, Griffith's Valuations, Tithe Applotments, Ireland-Australia Transportation Database, Ellis Island and much more.
Irish Origins - As with Origins Network above, you can search the indexes for free, but pay a small fee to view the records.
Lewis' Topographical Index of Ireland - published in 1837, this gives descriptions of places in Ireland. Search by selecting the first letter of the place you are looking for, then scrolling down the page.
National Archives Ireland
Ordnance Survey Maps of Ireland
Public Record Office Northern Ireland
National Library of Scotland's Digital Gallery. - Lots of scottish historical documents. Note the Maps of Scotland and Scottish Directories 1773-1911.
Scotland's People - "The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland." Registration is free but you need to pay to view the records.
Scotland's Family - Portal with links to lots of free Scottish records.
Scots Origins - As with Origins Network and Irish Origins above this is a pay site.
Scottish Documents- The Scottish Archive network has put together this site which includes wills, testaments and death notices. Free index searching.
American Local History Network - "historical and genealogical information to round out your research on your ancestors"
Canadian Armed Forces WWII service files - database of Canadian service files for personnel killed in WWII. Also links to other Canadian military resources.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database - Database of those who thought in the American Civil War both Union and Confederate.
Ellis Island - USA immigration information, free to register.
Immigrant ships transcribers guild - database of passenger lists for ships from the U.K
U.S Gen Web - links to lots of genealogical information for the U.S compiled by volunteers.