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Family History


The Central Library in Garden Place has resources for those looking to make a start on their genealogy research and for experienced researchers needing unique Waikato material. The following links will give you an insight into what our Heritage collections have that may 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.

Central Library's Level 3 houses our family history resources. Click on the link for a full listing of what we have.


Ancestry gives you access to a wide variety of records to help research your family history. Includes records from the United States and Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Find my past is another excellent resource for family history researchers. Includes records from the United States and Canada, United Kingdom and Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.


MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.


    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)

    Maaori Land Court Minute Books Index

      You may also like to check out our full list of family history websites.

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