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Discover your family history and search billions of records on all you need is your library card number and PIN/password to access the world’s largest online genealogy resource. Please note that access to the Ancestry database is currently only available on site at any of our libraries.

New Zealand records on Ancestry include:

  • electoral rolls
  • cemetery records
  • birth/death/marriage indexes
  • naturalisations
  • city/area directories
  • Māori land claims
  • school registers
  • military records.

Overseas records include:

  • census forms
  • passenger lists
  • phonebooks
  • war service records
  • POW listings
  • christening records
  • probate indexes
  • school yearbooks
  • photographs.

Best of all, many of the records you find can be emailed to you or downloaded and saved.