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Family History Resources

These are all available on Level 3 of Central Library

  • 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 Paperspast.
  • 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.
  • Click here for a full list of CD-ROMS held by Heritage on Level 3 of Central Library

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