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Genealogy Collection & Microforms

The Genealogy Collection is located upstairs at Hastings Library and includes:

  • Microfiche, microfilms (listed below), including New Zealand Births, Deaths & Marriages to 1990
  • Hawke's Bay newspapers on microfilm
  • Genealogy reference books
  • Local telephone directories
  • Journals (many donated - thanks for this!)
  • Electoral rolls for NZ on microfiche and in print

Available for free use on our Research Computers are:

  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • New Zealand Gazette Archives (one PC only)
  • Papers Past - historic New Zealand newspapers online - now searchable
  • Findmypast - discover your family history
  • Aliens Naturalised in NZ: 1843 – 1916 (2 fiche)
  • Aotearoa he nupepa 1892: ma nga tangata moon (Napier), June 1892 (1) [film]
  • Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives 1861 – 1873: a partial index (12)
  • Auckland Marriages from 1848. Vol.1 (2)
  • Auckland Provincial Highway Districts Assessment Rolls 1863 – 1870 (14)
  • Bankruptcies in Canterbury NZ 1863-1880 (4)
  • Bankruptcies in NZ 1881-1940 (9)
  • Biographies Index (Alexander Turnbull Library) (271)
  • British Isles Genealogical Register 1994 (27)
  • Canterbury death duties register index 1867 – 1914 (3)
  • Compendium of official documents relative to native affairs in the South Island (McKay) (10) + Index (4)
  • Cornwall Family History Society directory (2)
  • Datus: a chronology of NZ: c.925 – 1910 (2)
  • Deceased estates “NZ Gazette” 1866 – 1900 (5)
  • Deceased persons’ estates, Canterbury: 1887 – 1914 (3)
  • Discharged in NZ (2)
  • Early NZ by Sherrin & Wallace (6)
  • Early Wellington Newspapers 1839 – 1865 (Alexander Turnbull Library) (22)
  • Fencible settlements land grants: Howick, Onehunga, Otahuhu, Panmure (2)
  • Fielding Star 1882 – 1909: extracts of births, deaths, marriages (5)
  • Fielding Star 1910 – 1922: extracts of births, deaths, marriages (4)
  • Hastings Standard 1896 – 1910 [m film]
  • Hawera Star 1880 – 1982: transcripts of births (6)
  • Hawkes Bay Tribune 1910 – 1937 [m film]
  • Hawkes Bay Herald 1925 [m film]
  • Hawkes Bay Herald Tribune 1937–1999 [m film]
  • Hawkes Bay Today 1999  –  (ongoing) [m film]
  • IGI: International Genealogical Index: records of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, burials
  • Imperial regiments in New Zealand
  • HAP  1856 – 1864 Officer Service records [Harts] (1)
  • In Search of Forlorn Hope: a comprehensive guide to locating British regiments and their records (1640 -  WWI) by John H Kitzmitter (3)
  • Index to Maori names (2) [film]
  • Index to sacramental register for RC Parish of Coromandel (1)
  • Index to sacramental register for St Benedicts church, Auckland (2)
  • Index to sacramental register for Thames parish, Thames (1)
  • Index to the Catholic Registers of Te Aroha Parish (1)
  • Index to the Catholic Registers of the Ponsonby Parish (2)
  • Index to the Catholic Registers of the Pukekohe Parish (1)
  • Intestate Estates, NZ Gazette 1843 – 1869 (1)
  • London marriage licences and allegations 1521 – 1869 (9)
  • Lyttleton Times 1851 – 1865: extracts of birth and death notices (2)
  • Lyttleton Times: marriage notices 1851 – 1880 (3)
  • Machinery accidents 1879 – 1919: an index reported to the AJHR (1)
  • Maori land claims in AJHR and the Legislative Council 1855 – 1955 (3)
  • Masters, mates and engineers 1866-1921 (4)
  • McKirdy index : Bute 1855 – 1875: (the statutory death registers of Scotland) (5)
  • McKirdy index: County of Clackmannan 1855 – 1875 (5)
  • McKirdy index: Kinross deaths 1855 –1875 (2)
  • Mining accidents 1870 – 1958 (2)
  • Niupepa 1842 – 1933 (Maori Language Newspapers)
  • NZ Biographical Clippings 1890 – 1988 (Alexander Turnbull Library) (1063)
  • NZ Births 1840 – 1990
  • NZ Cemetery Records
  • HAP - (1985, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, Supplements) (845)
  • NAP - (1995, 1997, 1998)
  • NZ Contingents to South African War 1900 – 1902 Nominal Rolls; 1903 Casualty List (4)
  • NZ Deaths 1848 – 1990
  • NZ Electoral Rolls (see also Ancestry databases - searchable historic electoral rolls)
  • NZ Expeditionary Force 1914 – 1918 (51)
  • NZ Expeditionary Force 1939 – 1945, Nominal Rolls (29)
  • NZ Expeditionary Force Casualties WWI (16)
  • NZ Expeditionary Force First Reserve & Military Defaulters – WWI (10)
  • NZ Expeditionary Force Vol. 1: Index (5)
  • NZ Herald anniversary and death notices 1934-1970 (83) + index (10)
  • NZ Index Annual 1899 (4)
  • NZ Jury Lists 1842 – 1863 (5)
  • NZ Listener 1939 – 1987: index only (Alexander Turnbull Library) (39)
  • NZ Mail 1871 – 1907: index (Alexander Turnbull Library) (54)
  • NZ Māori Births 1911 – 1961 (21)
  • NZ Māori Deaths 1911 – 1961 (6)
  • NZ Māori Marriages 1911 – 1952 (3)
  • NZ Marriages 1840 – 1990
  • NZ patents 1860 – 1890: an index to applications by NZ residents (1)
  • NZ patents 1891 – 1912: an index to applications by NZ residents (5)
  • NZ probates pre-1900 (3)
  • NZ public school teachers 1907 (2)
  • NZ registered ships 1840 – 1950 — ships, owners, builders and masters (7)
  • NZ river drownings
  • HAP 1840-1887 & drownings in the Avon River 1840 – 1887(1)
  • NAP 1850-1900 Avon River
  • NZ Shipping Company Register 1875 – 1893 (4)
  • NZ War Deaths 1914 – 1918 (9)
  • NZ war Deaths 1939 – 1945 (6)
  • Officiating ministers in NZ 1848 – 1900 (4)
  • Old colonists’ jubilee re-union Auckland, NZ: 1842 – 1892 (1)
  • Otago settlers pre 1861: Val Maxwell Index (3)
  • Passenger lists, Victoria, Australia outwards to NZ 1852 – 1860: part 1 (3)
  • Passenger lists, Victoria, Australia outwards to NZ 1861 – 1865: part 2 (11)
  • Passenger lists, Victoria, Australia outwards to NZ 1886 – 1870: part 3 (9)
  • Patrick Henderson Shipping Company lists 1871 – 1880 (3)
  • Persons granted NZ citizenship 1949 – 1968 (7)
  • Persons naturalised in NZ pre-1948 (6)
  • Port of Wellington entry 1856 – 1887, passenger and ship index (8)
  • Province of Canterbury, NZ: list of sections purchased to 30 April 1863 (2)
  • Public Service appointments 1912 – 1927 (2)
  • Public Trust deceased estates, Canterbury 1901 – 1958 (9)
  • Return of Owners of Land 1873 Gloucestershire (1)
  • Return of Owners of Land 1873 Oxfordshire (1)
  • Return of the Freeholders of NZ [Oct 1882] (13)
  • Roll of honour, 1840-1902: defenders of the empire resident in New Zealand (1)
  • Royal Irish Constabulary index: Part 1: 1816 – 1822 (7); Part 2: 1882 – 1921 (7)
  • Sheep owners returns 1880, 1890, 1900 (3)
  • Shipboard Accounts for Voyages to NZ 1840 – 1900 (2)
  • Shipping to New Plymouth, NZ Arrivals, Departures: 1852 – 1880 (9)
  • Shipping to NZ 1839 – 1889, Comber Index: chronological order of departure, ships, and Captains (7)
  • South Island Presbyterian Church records [Knox College Library Archives] (1)
  • St Catherine's Birth Index 1837 – 1900 [fiche & film]
  • Suffolk Family History Society 1991, 1992, 1993 handbooks (3)
  • Taranaki Crown grants: an index to land records (5)
  • Taranaki Herald 1852-1880: Births, marriages, deaths (4)
  • Tasmanian pioneers index (30)
  • Te Wananga (Napier) 1874 – 1878 (3) [film]
  • Turton’s land deeds 1877 – 1883, 6 parts (39)
  • Wills at Lands and Deeds, Wellington (1)
  • Wise’s New Zealand index 1908 (4)
  • Witnesses who gave evidence to commissions and committees 1858 – 1935 (4)
  • Women named in the ‘Cyclopedia of New Zealand’ (4)

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