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Family History Collection

The Family History Collection provides resources for researching family history and genealogy. The collection includes birth, death and marriage indexes, cemetery indexes and shipping passenger lists.

The Family History Collection includes books, magazines, CD-ROMs, electronic resources, microfilm and microfiche.

The collection focuses on:

  • birth, death and marriage indexes
  • cemetery indexes
  • directories
  • electoral rolls
  • military indexes
  • probate indexes
  • shipping passenger lists.

Overseas information in the collection reflects the cultural identities of New Zealanders. Great Britain, Ireland and Australia are the main overseas countries represented.

Get into Family History with our research guide.

Access items in this collection

You can browse the collection at the Library's Wellington Reading Room.

Get copies from items in this collection

Copies can be made from items in this collection if copying doesn’t breach copyright. Photocopiers, and printers for microfiche and microfilm readers are available for use in the Library.

More about making copies

More about copyright and privacy