New Zealand, Obituaries, 1844-1963 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a name-searchable index of obituaries from the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Star newspapers as well as browsable images of obituary and death notice clippings.


What Can I Learn from these Records?

“Obituaries are a prime source for finding detailed family information. This collection contains obituaries and death notices from various New Zealand newspapers including the New Zealand Herald and the New Zealand Star.

These obituaries may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Residence at death
  • Burial date
  • Burial place
  • Birth place
  • Birth date
  • Spouse
  • Parents
  • Children
  • Other relatives


How Do I View the Images?

These images are only viewable if you are at a family history center or FamilySearch affiliate library. These are located around the world and you can use the locator map to find an affiliate library in your area.


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



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