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Family History Resources


⦿   Indexes for New Zealand Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrations 1840-1990 - held on microfiche

⦿   New Zealand Parliamentary Electoral Rolls - Lists the electors and their addresses and occupations for all of New Zealand from 1853 onwards

⦿   New Zealand Cemetery Records - Provides indexed inscriptions to the headstones as well as a geographical table for locating individual cemeteries

⦿   Archives and manuscripts - local community archives, includes some baptismal and marriage registers, historic photographs and some personal papers, letters, diaries etc.

⦿   School, church and local histories - a large range of these particularly for the Waikato area

⦿   Newspapers - We hold the Waikato Times on microfilm from 1872 onwards, some years of which are indexed. The Waikato Times can also be searched online from 1873 to 1918 on Papers Past

⦿   Directories - A collection of historical business, householder and phone directories, some back to 1866

⦿   Shipping Lists - A small collection of these, mainly from the middle 19th century, which list ships and their passengers

⦿   Ancestry Library Edition - genealogy database available only at library Internet terminals

⦿   Maps - A good selection historic maps for Hamilton including Waikato Militia land allocation maps

Hamilton Libraries