Auckland Library in Auckland, New Zealand has many online collections for family history and genealogy research including:

  • Address to Queen Victoria “Search for one of the 25,000 children who signed a congratulatory address to Queen Victoria in 1897″

  • Art and Heritage Database “The Art and Heritage Database includes information about public artworks within the former Auckland City Council boundaries including….”

  • Auckland Area Passenger ArrivalsAuckland Area Passenger Arrivals indexes New Zealand herald reports of Auckland area inward passengers for the period 1838 to 1889″

  • Auckland Area Passenger Vessels 1838-1886 “Auckland Area Passenger Vessels provides details of particular ships passing through Auckland between 1838 and 1886″

  • Auckland City Street Names “All Auckland City area street names are included in the Auckland City Street Names index.”

  • Auckland Council archives “Council archives hold a number of records that may be of use in your family history research. For example: cemetery records, council staff records, dwellings and business records, electoral or burgess rolls, and more.”

  • Auckland Council archives “Auckland Council archives preserves and makes available local authority records dating from 1852″

  • Auckland Crown Grants “Auckland Crown Grants shows the original land grants for the inner Auckland area.”

  • Auckland Police Census 1842-1846 “The Auckland Police Census 1842 – 1846 is the only surviving census for Auckland area households and their inhabitants for the 19th century.”

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records Search New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM). This link takes you to NZ Vital Records site.

  • Bush Index “The online version of the Auckland City Council History Index. The Bush Index is made up of three indexes: (1) Index compiled for “Decently and in order”, covering earliest years of Auckland local government to 1970. (2) Index compiled for “Moving against the tide” (3) Local Government Clippings Index (references to local government topics, 1973 – 1995)”

  • Cemetery records – Hillsborough – Onetangi, Waiheke Island – Otahuhu Public – Waikaraka and others “The cemetery records eResource for Hillsborough, Onetangi, Otahuhu and Waikaraka covers all burials in these cemeteries up to the present day.”

  • Cemetery records – Symonds Street and St Stephens “Symonds Street cemetery was the main Auckland cemetery until it closed in 1886″

  • Cemetery search west “Find cemetery records for Auckland Council operated cemeteries in west Auckland (including Waikumete Cemetery and Swanson Cemetery).”

  • Cenotaph database “Search for biographical and service details for over 115,000 New Zealand service men and women from the 19th century til today.”

  • Chinese Digital Community “This is a wiki containing historical and contemporary information, articles, images, audio, video, documents and web links about New Zealand ‘s…”

  • Coming Home – an online exhibition “Coming Home commemorates the 90th anniversary of the First World War armistice.”

  • Digital Yearbook Collection “Search the online version of the New Zealand Official Yearbooks (1893-2012).” These are statistical reports and write-ups of all types of Government, Public, Religious, and Private life in New Zealand.

  • Electoral Rolls, 1881 “The 1881 electoral roll is the nearest equivalent to the British 1881 census and only lists males living at a residence for at least six months”

  • Footprints “Footprints contains more than 2500 historical photographs, cartoons, drawings, posters, watercolours and ephemera”

  • Heritage Images “Find images of sporting events, soldier portraits, weddings, churches and more.”

  • Index Auckland: local history, arts and music “Index Auckland is a rich resource of history, art, theatre, film and music references sourced from Auckland area newspapers and journal articles”

  • Iwidex “Iwidex is an index for information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland.”

  • Ken Abercrombie Collection

  • Local History Online “Local History Online is a combined collection of local history indexes to community newspapers, oral histories, and  heritage images”

  • Manukau’s Journey – a Manukau timeline “Manukau’s Journey is a selection of significant and representative events from the history of Howick, Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura and Franklin wards”

  • Manuscripts Online “Manuscripts online is the catalogue of the manuscript collections located in Sir George Grey Special Collections, 2nd floor, Auckland Central Library”

  • Manuscripts Online “Find records of businesses, schools, churches, societies, personal diaries, journals, papers and letters.”

  • Maps of Symonds St Cemetery “This online exhibition showcases the maps of the Symonds Street cemetery” 

  • New Zealand Card Index “The New Zealand Card Index began in the 1950s and closed in 1996. It indexes a range of sources including local and national newspapers, New…”

  • New Zealand Militia, Volunteers and Armed Constabulary 1863-1871 “Find members of the Armed Constabulary of New Zealand and the various Militia and Volunteer Corps from the 1860s.” More than 15,000 names including members of the Native (Maori) Constabulary.

  • Our boys, your stories


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