UPDATE – RootsWeb sites (owned by Ancestry.com) are currently unavailable while they resolve some security issues. If and when the sites are restored, we’ll make the links live, until then, we’ve included the links in parentheses.

RootsWeb (http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/intl/) has free New Zealand Genealogy Records online from user-submitted transcriptions, indexes, and record compilations.

RootsWeb is now hosted by Ancestry.com and some databases have been made searchable, and still free, including these New Zealand genealogy records:

  • New Zealand: New Zealand War Deaths 1914-1923

  • New Zealand: Some Early Settlers of Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

  • New Zealand: Gisborne – East Coast: Tologa Bay Saleyards Coy – List of Stockholders

  • New Zealand: Tales of Old Waihi – Book index

  • New Zealand: Waikato: Second Regiment Waikato Militia – New Zealand Land Wars, 1863, Waikato, New Zealand

  • New Zealand: Westport – Struggles for Survival 1873-1973 – Book index

  • New Zealand: Passenger Lists – MOOLTAN and other ships, SCT-NZ

  • New Zealand: Auckland: Early Auckland Births

Searches require a Surname (http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/intl/)(using at least 3 letters) and then any combination of parameters including First Name, Country, Record Type, or Year.